[A4] 1998 A4 2.8 Quattro - Problem with door locks ..

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 18 12:42:42 PDT 2009


Sounds like the vacuum pump for the central lock system has gone caput.  As the vacuum pump is integrated with the
lock brain, your options are to either replace the pump outright or if your crafty you can dig in and replace 
the pump separately.  

Plenty of detail on the procedure can be found at Audiworld, in the "electrical" section of the Tech articles:


Scan through and you'll be certain to find the information you need.  

Derek P

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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 18:16:06 +0000
From: Venkat Ratnam <venkat14 at hotmail.com>
Subject: [A4] 1998 A4 2.8 Quattro - Problem with door locks ..
To: A4 A4 Fans <a4 at audifans.com>
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I have the following problem. When I press the remote to close all the car doors, I hear the beep but the doors don't close or open automatically. Even if I use the key to manually lock or unlock the doors, only the front driver side door closes (and I hear the beep). I have to open and close all the other doors manually.
I ran into a bigger problem now. The door to the gas tank doesn't open at all for the same reason either with the remote or with the key.
Any ideas on what you think is the problem?

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