[200q20v] door locks

Mark Trank MTrank at exch.co.albemarle.va.us
Thu Jan 11 09:17:15 EST 2001

Glad to see order has been restored to the list........many thanks again to
Dan for his efforts.  While the list was down, my ongoing door lock woes
continued.  After repair to the driver's side door post-accident (body shop
did an excellent job on the sheet metal and repainting) I  discovered that
the central locking function driver's side no longer worked.  Took it back
to the body shop and they determined the pot metal piece had broken.  OK, so
they ordered the replacement kit for the 200q door locks from the
dealership.  Since I was not paying for the repairs (covered by insurance) I
reluctantly let the body shop attempt to get the door locks operational.
They had the car for 4 more days (had to wait 2 days to get parts and 2 days
to repair!) I get the car back.  Central locking now functions but alarm is
not deactivating upon unlocking.  Still get the same "beep" from the alarm
when locking but when I unlock the car from the driver's side, the alarm
frequently does not disarm so that as soon as I enter the car and put the
key in the ignition the alarm goes off.

Since the body shop attempted in good faith to restore the locks to status
quo ante accident, got the replacement kit at no cost to me, I can't really
fault them since they are not overly familiar with Audis.  However, I'm
reluctant to let them tinker with it again.  Lack of a garage or other
heated work space complicates my desire to tackle this problem outdoors now,
but if it is a relatively quick fix then I may do it.  I looked over Scott's
page devoted to the door locks and I don't seem to recall this particular
issue.  Anybody have similar experiences with the alarm deactivation

Sorry for the boring details.  Thanks much for any advice, as always.

mtrank at albemarle.org
mtrank at exch.co.albemarle.va.us
91 200q20v 84k miles

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