Door won't open from inside or out
benswann at verizon.net
Thu Dec 13 12:36:08 PST 2007
Front driver door. It appears the lock mechanism has come undone or broken and neither
manual or pneumatic actuator is unlocking it.
I am trying to jimmy it open from the outside with passenger door open - no luck yet.
There is no way I see that I can get the panel off without destroying it.
From: Huw Powell [mailto:audi at humanspeakers.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 3:02 PM
To: Ben Swann
Cc: 200q20v at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: Door won't open from inside or out
> I don’t know what I did as I was replacing the window regulator – now working. I put
> all back together and panel back on. When I went to open the door, it won’t unlatch.
> Tried it from the inside and it did the first time. Now it won’t open from inside or
> out. So any tricks to getting these doors open without removing the panel, since you
> need to open the door to remove the panel?
> Car is a ’91 200Q20V.
Yikes, sounds like you knocked something loose or perhaps didn't get a
connecting rod back in just right!
The only suggestion I'd have is the slim-jim type approach. AAA types
usually carry the full set with instructions for all cars, but not all
of them are good at using the tools.
Is it a rear or front door?
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