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Re: door lock

I had both door locks break within a week. I've replaced one, still have
to find time to do the other. The passenger one was new too - had been
replaced less than 6 months ago, and never used till the driver's side

I bought Blau's kit - it's made of some stronger metal, and does not

The only downside was the spring kept coming off, so I ended up removing

Installation was not too bad. You need to remover the inner door/window


C1J1Miller@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated Mon, 29 Nov 1999  7:51:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, Chris Ban writes:
> > Although I cannot help you on this, I must add that this happened to me as
> > well, and I have not done anything about it in the 3 or 4 months since it's
> > happened.  Hopefully somebody knows what can be done.  One good side:  it
> > has turned me into a gentleman, since everytime I take a girl out I have to
> > unlock the car from her side, I open the door for her and close it.  Perhaps
> > it is a blessing in disguise.
> >
> > - -Chris
> >
> >
> > From: Caholland01@cs.com
> > To: quattro@audifans.com
> > Subject: Door Lock woes....
> > Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 21:31:10 EST
> >
> > It finally happened...after reading about it happening to everyone else, my
> > drivers' side doorlock finally broke this afternoon.  The alarm arms when
> > the
> > key turns, but the locks remain up.  Can anyone direct me to a website that
> > can step me through the repair process (interior trim removal included).
> > I've checked the archive, and found a broken link to a FAQ, and a lot of
> > commentary on the process, but no step by step process.
> >
> > I'm saving up to buy the repair manual....
> >
> > BTW---I find it strange that the vacuum locks are completely odd...it took
> > me
> > 3 months to realize there is a rhyme and a reason to the lock/unlock/door
> > selection process...
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > - --C
> The '89 on cars with the flush-mount door handles suffer this problem; there's a revised part made of steel versus the original pot metal piece.  Details on the fix on my site; better photos and description on the link provided on my page.
> http://members.aol.com/c1j1miller/index.html
> go to repair index, then "body and hardware".
> Fix this soon; the passenger side will have the same failure mode; then you won't be able to get in at all with the key, unless you can fit through that ski sack.
> chris miller, windham nh, c1j1miller@aol.com
> '91 200q20v