[200q20v] door locks

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Dec 28 13:21:31 EST 2000

When you earlier posted a description of your accident you seemed to imply
that an SUV's involvement had some special significance. I resisted
comment.  Now it appears that the other driver's age is somehow noteworthy.
I feel your pain, but nevertheless I'm sure you must realize that--even in
the absence of "a senior citizen in a SUV"--opening a car door into traffic
is a calculated risk.   In this instance, you seem to have _mis_calculated,
unless you've been able to convince your (and his) insurance company to the
contrary. I've made worse mistakes than that (and have
upside-down-in-a-ditch photos to prove it). Darn that curve. Curses on that
wet sand. :-)

(senior citizen who drives an SUV
only when tools or parts are needed for my immobilized Audi)

P.S. Good luck with the door lock. I'm a little puzzled by your description
of the alarm/lock malfunction, but agree with Chris's recommendation.
Sounds like the pneumatics and rod linkages are OK to the new door, so is
likely an electrical disconnect or maybe a timing problem caused by
improper "gear" alignment.  Not recommended for an outside job. Also, I
wonder if they used new lock parts, as age  sometimes _is_ a factor. :-)

At 10:59 AM -0500 12/28/00, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>Sounds to me like they left the wiring disconnected in the driver's door.
>Probably just a harness to hook back up.  You can check this yourself, if you
>pull the door skin free... about a 40 minute job? following directions on and
>linked from my site.
>hth, chris
>In a message dated Thu, 28 Dec 2000 10:46:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, Mark
>Trank <MTrank at exch.co.albemarle.va.us> writes:
><< Fellow listers:
>Happy holidays!  Just got my 200q back from the body shop (replacement of
>driver's side door shell after a senior citizen in a SUV tried to take it
>off one day) and the central locking function appears to be disabled from
>the door.  Alarm will activate when the key is turned but only the driver's
>door will open........all other door locks are unaffected.  All four locks
>are activated from the passenger side as usual.
>Since I've been w/o the quattro for 3+ weeks (driving a rented chev.
>cavalier......yikes!!!!) I'm willing to overlook this little flaw but gotta
>take care of it at some point!
>I am somewhat reluctant to take it back to the body shop that did the work
>without a write-up of the proper procedure to fix.  I lack a heated work
>space and its so damn cold now that working outside on the door locks with
>bare hands is, well, not my first choice.
>Any advice or tips will be much appreciated.
>mtrank at albemarle.org
>mtrank at exch.co.albemarle.va.us
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Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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