[200q20v] Heated locks?

Brett Dikeman brett at pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net
Mon Dec 18 20:42:13 EST 2000

At 7:01 PM -0500 12/18/00, Neil Swanson wrote:

>Do I have heated locks?  How do I know?  I couldn't remember this morning
>how to get them on, now I know.  But I did pull the handle up and hold it,
>not the pull briefly to turn on method as the book says.  Anyway nothing
>thawed out.

Just follow the book(but I doubt holding the handle would stop it 
from working.)

>Did all the 91 200s have heated locks?

Yup, all 20vt's.  Standard feature.  My car lacks heated nozzles, but 
I suspect that's because the car may have been in an accident and the 
hood was replaced with a 5000 hood(I have reason to suspect an 
accident; the missing jets, the wiring mess around the tranny...

>    The owners manual does say "where
>applicable".  also says that for the heated washer nozzles.
>Maybe they just don't work

Very possible :-)

There's a controller that won't come on below 40-ish, and a 
microswitch that senses the handle being lifted while the door is 
locked.  I believe the Bently has a troubleshooting procedure, but 
I'd try taking off the door panel, hooking up a meter, and lifting 
the door handle.  Check continuity of the heater circuit, then check 
the microswitch with someone inside the car measuring while you lock 
the car and lift the handle.

In any case, mine show "action" after a good 15-20 seconds.  The 
giveaway is a radius of melting snow around the door lock.  It's a 
great source of amusement the first snow of every year(think the 
jetta window-roll-down commercial.)

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