5kt dr. side door lock

Ben Swann benswann at comcast.net
Thu Jul 21 13:19:02 EDT 2005

You probably just need the plastic ball and socket thingamabob that screws
on the rod end.  Be thankful this didn't happen on the newer 200's as much
more of a PITA to repair.

Best bet is to remove the door panel and find out what needs repair and then
get several of them from the dealer.  Cheap and good insurance to keep on

Since this reply is so belated, you have probably already fixed it


[Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 09:15:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: c dyer <cdyer_2000 at yahoo.com>
Subject: 5kt dr. side door lock
To: audi fans <quattro at audifans.com>
Message-ID: <20050715161509.76028.qmail at web40426.mail.yahoo.com>
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'87 5ktq dr. side door lock: I turned to lock, then
"oops, need something!" and quickly turned opposite
direction to unlock. I heard a small *snap*. Similar
snap to when I sprained my ankle...

Anyway, now lock cylinder just turns left/right w/no
"contact", hence doesn't lock/unlock. As my brother
would say, "Good job, genius."

Do I need new lock cylinder? Entire door handle?

PS: thanks for the front suspension binding
recommendations. Turned out it was just a control arm
bushing, car now feels "audi tight".

Chris Dyer
(310) 479-0060 home
(310) 567-9863 cell
11625 Texas Ave. #204
Los Angeles, CA 90025]

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