Irritating door parts - family album anybody?

Kneale Brownson knotnook at
Sun Feb 10 06:52:11 EST 2002

I just tried the second link (to the list of parts) and couldn't get the
list up, just an entry page in Russian  I can't understand, so you'll have
to go to  ,   select the 1989 year and click
"Next", select 200 avant/quattro and click "next", choose "body" and hit
"next",  find rear door panel with locking devices and hit "next" and
there's the list with the pix.

At 06:32 AM 02/10/2002 -0500, Kneale Brownson wrote:
>Pix at
>List of accompanying parts numbers at
>At 06:35 PM 02/09/2002 -0800, Dave Haupt wrote:
> >So I got the alternator in and working.  And the
> >driver's side power window mechanism.  I decided to
> >tackle a "goofy" problem.  The right rear door was
> >missing the lock knob, and it never locked anyway.
> >
> >Off comes the door panel, and what to my wondering
> >eyes did appear, but -- nothing.  Where are the parts?
> >  There's no rod for a door lock knob to attach to if I
> >had such a knob!  What the...?
> >
> >So, being a true shade tree, er, oily driveway under a
> >bird-infested sycamore, mechanic, I did what anybody
> >else would do.  The Legendary Bentley, of course,
> >doesn't bother identifying the parts, so I pulled the
> >panel off of the left side door.  I gave the doorlock
> >button a twist, just as the Bentley says to do, and it
> >came off, but I heard the dreadful snap of plastic.
> >
> >So - I need parts.  I was sure hoping someone had been
> >through this before and managed to keep track of part
> >numbers or such.  I'd love to find part numbers for:
> >
> >* The "vertical" rod that the door lock button
> >attaches to.  Right Rear.
> >* The door lock button itself.  Right Rear, although
> >presumably it's the same on all doors.
> >* The plastic pivot thingie, and any additional
> >plastic snaps or pins required to hold it in place.
> >Need this for Left Rear and Right Rear.
> >* The plastic lever arm that does the dirty work.
> >Right rear.
> >* The plastic nut that connects the two horizontal
> >door rods associated with the lock.  Right rear only.
> >* The Tinnerman nut that holds the screw that goes
> >into the interior door latch pouch.  Right rear only.
> >This might not actually have a PN.  The Tinnerman nuts
> >from my local car parts stores are too wide for the
> >channel in the door panel.
> >
> >I know, I could go to a dealer, but the nearest dealer
> >that has succeeded in identifying parts correctly more
> >than half the time is 120 miles from here.  And when I
> >call them on the phone, it is extremely unlikely to
> >speak to someone whose English is good enough to
> >actually carry on the required conversation.
> >
> >My eternal gratitude to anybody who's actually willing
> >to look these trivial bits up for me.
> >
> >Dave
> >Santa Rosa
> >1989 200TQ Sedan, 144k, needs a bunch of little
> >plastic bits and a new power steering pump.  Taking offers.
> >
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