Aftermarket alarm

Tom Mullane tmullane at
Tue Jun 1 22:13:02 EDT 2004

Agreed.  The reason for the upgrade is that the driver's door lock is so
worn that you need to play with the key to get it to open.  It will not
activate the alarm when you lock it.  I think that the passenger and driver
lock cylinders could be swapped, and that might be a solution as well.  BTW,
the patient is a 1994 S4; I just remembered the thread here a while back
about the RKE stuff and figured it might be transferable.


-----Original Message-----
From: Kneale Brownson [mailto:knotnook at] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 5:21 PM
To: Bernie Benz; Tom Mullane
Cc: 200q20V mailing list
Subject: Re: Aftermarket alarm

At 12:43 PM 6/1/2004 -0700, Bernie Benz wrote:
>If your car is a 200-20V, it was equipped with the factory Anti Theft
>System.  The way to go is to install only a RKE, remote keyless entry
>integrated into the Audi ATS and the pneumatic door locking system.  Don't
>buy the redundant alarm system.  I have published the wiring info to both
>the 200-20V and the 20V lists, but will fwd what I have.  I've not put a
>into a door for the past 5 years, and at one time had 3 Audis working on
>same RKE.

It's a good idea to use the keys to manipulate the lock cylinders in the
doors and trunk lid occasionally, as well as to lubricate those mechanisms.
 You never know when the battery may go dead because of a short (in either
the car or the remote).  A working lock will let you get to the car's

More information about the 200q20v mailing list