SF Gate: Freak fire traps man inside Audi/Battery failure a p

Beatty, Robert BeattyR at ummhc.org
Mon Jan 14 14:42:51 EST 2002

-----Original Message-----
From: Ti Kan [mailto:ti at amb.org]

Beatty, Robert writes:
> A few weeks ago, I finally got around to moving my 86 5ktq sedan from
> it had been parked and locked for the past 3 months.  The battery was
> dead and I discovered that I could NOT unlock the rear doors manually.  I
> didnt think much of it and just replaced the battery and let the power
> work correctly.  Anyone know of a reason why the rear doors wouldn't
> with a dead or disconnected battery?  I didnt have a problem with the
> doors because I used the key for both sides.

You mean that pulling up on the lock pin doesn't unlock the door?
If that is so something is not right...  All the power lock does is
use air pressure to raise the lock pin up and down for you...


Correct... with the battery COMPLETELY dead or disconnected it wouldnt
unlock the door.  However I didnt really pay any attention to it at the
time.  I will take a look at it and see if its the same now.  Perhaps the
linkage from the lock pin is broken or loose.


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