[Biturbos4] Drivers door catches

Long, Scott G A1C USAF AFMC 88 SFS/S4W Scott.Long2 at WPAFB.AF.MIL
Fri May 2 06:54:05 PDT 2008

I should have said from the outside.  From the inside it takes two
pulls, that's normal.  But from the outside if I unlock the door and
pull up on the handle, it opens a bit and catches the latch.  You know
when you shut the door but it's not fully closed?  That's where it goes
when I open it.

If the car is unlocked and I'm inside, one pull on the interior handle
opens the door fine.  It seems like the linkage for the exterior handle
may need to be adjusted.  I'm not sure if this is a common problem for
B5 doors, or if I'm just unlucky? 

Scott G. Long

-----Original Message-----
From: Nicholas Mistry [mailto:nick at mistry.com] 
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 10:31 PM
To: Mark R
Cc: Long, Scott G A1C USAF AFMC 88 SFS/S4W; biturbos4 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] Drivers door catches

Scott, It is not clear if your are pulling the interior or exterior door
handle. Could you please clarify a bit..

If it is the exterior then the behavior you describes is clearly  
abnormal.     If its the interior, the door should not 1/2 open on  
either pull..   As Mark states it does require two pulls to open a  
door from the interior when the car is locked.


On May 1, 2008, at 6:37 PM, Mark R wrote:

> This is normal behavior if the door is locked.  First pull unlocks the

> door, second opens.  Unlock with the switch, or turn off auto-locking 
> with VAG-COM.
> Mark Rosenkrantz
> On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 12:29 PM, Long, Scott G A1C USAF AFMC 88 SFS/ 
> S4W < Scott.Long2 at wpafb.af.mil> wrote:
>> On the first pull the door catches about half open, and I have to 
>> release and lift the handle again to get it to open.  This is mildly 
>> annoying especially on a 60k mile car.
>> Anyone have this issue?  Can I correct it by lubing the mechanism or 
>> is this something that will need to go to the dealer?
>> Scott G. Long
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