door locks

Phil Rose pjrose at
Tue Aug 5 15:55:13 EDT 2003

At 1:05 PM -0400 8/5/03, Steve Gronback wrote:
>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.

Yes, sorry--my previous response about "manual" lock operation was in
the context of having a broken lock cylinder (or lock-actuater arm).
So since that's not your problem (yet) you surely can operate the
lock on either front door directly, just as you say.

>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.

Yes, I'd expect you should be able to do that.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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