door locks

Steve Gronback tgsgronback at
Tue Aug 5 14:05:53 EDT 2003

Thanks for the reply, Phil.  I was able to lock the car with the battery
disconnected, so I thought there must be a way to disable the automatic
system.  I just wasn't sure if it was as simple as unplugging the pump next
to the battery.

Bentley is weak on this problem.  It sounds like I should be able to get in
the car, next to the vacuum pump, and hear the pump running after my wife
locks the car, if your theory is correct.


> >Is there info in the archives on door locks that creep up to the unlocked
> >position after locking
> Steve,
> Not likely a loss of vacuum, since the lock system doesn't depend on
> holding vacuum in order to _remain_ locked. To be _un_locked, the
> system must be pressurized by the vac/pressure pump. Your problem
> would appear to be something causing a spurious signal to pressurize
> (sent to the pump). Could this be one of the effects stemming from a
> "broken wire" in the door (hinge area) harness?

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