Locks just broke (1978 5000CS Turbo Quattro)
eirens at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 21:24:57 EDT 2004
Sorry for the wrong year in the subject. As the email body says, it is
a 1987 model, not 1978 as the subject incorrectly states.
On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 21:23:27 -0400, E. Smith <eirens at gmail.com> wrote:
> Darn! The locks finally went in my wonderful 1987 5000CS Turbo Quattro.
> Since I picked up this car about two months ago I've had trouble with
> the driver-side lock. No biggie--I got used to locking the car from
> the passenger side.
> I could still UNlock the car with the key from the driver side, I just
> had to lock it from the passenger side (with the key). No problem.
> Until a couple weeks ago, when the driver-side lock fully disengaged.
> The key now spins freely (about 180 degrees) and doesn't seem to catch
> on anything. I was willing to use the passenger-side door for locking
> AND unlocking. No problem.
> Until today when the passenger-side outside lock stopped locking the doors.
> It wouldn't be a problem except, when I pushed down the lock on the
> driver-side door, it would just come back up. I CANNOT get the
> driver-side door to lock at all.
> I pulled fuse 19 (locks and mirrors circuit) but I still could not get
> the driver-side lock to stay down. I tried and tried to push it down,
> but it wouldn't catch.
> So the car does not lock.
> I don't have much cash to go get the locks fixed. Any tips on what I
> can do (the simpler, the better) to get it so I can at least manually
> push the driver-side lock down? That's all I need. I can unlock from
> the passenger-side door. I just need to be able to lock the
> driver-side door somehow.
> I need a way to fix the driver-side lock so I can lock it manually
> (with the plunger or whatever that stem is called). Any help is
> "This natural or organic order emerges when there is perfect balance
> between the needs of the individual parts of the environment, and the
> needs of the whole. In an organic environment, every place is unique
> and the different places also cooperate, with no parts left over, to
> create a global whole--a whole which can be identified by everyone who
> is a part of it." -- Christopher Alexander as quoted in Peopleware 2nd
> ed., Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister 1999
"This natural or organic order emerges when there is perfect balance
between the needs of the individual parts of the environment, and the
needs of the whole. In an organic environment, every place is unique
and the different places also cooperate, with no parts left over, to
create a global whole--a whole which can be identified by everyone who
is a part of it." -- Christopher Alexander as quoted in Peopleware 2nd
ed., Tom DeMarco & Timothy Lister 1999
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