Team Door Handle, squared

Steve Arbaugh sneekerz at
Tue Dec 17 20:24:58 EST 2002

It’s been one of those weeks.

First, the ’86 4kq drivers door has been getting progressively harder to
open lately. I’m setting aside an afternoon to take it apart, clean and lube
it, and hope it all works out fine in the end.

Second, and the one I need some advice on, is the ’86 5ktqa. The door handle
itself is broken, so I’m going to start looking for another one tomorrow.
Getting the thing off the door is no longer a challenge, and the linkages
are also mostly second nature now. My question now is the key cylinder. I’ve
looked briefly in the archives, and hope to have more time tomorrow, but
what is the process for swapping the key from the old handle to the new one?
I confess I didn’t look at the handle that closely once I saw it was the
culprit, fearing I’d throw it to the dark corners rather than inspect for

Any thoughts on one or both of the above would be greatly appreciated,
off-list to keep repeated traffic down.

A couple quattro’s under team door-handle’s influence
Kent, wa

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