[urq] Anybody...?

Andrew B andrew.sb at gmail.com
Wed May 16 16:22:49 EDT 2007

I am in Boston, for what it's worth.

Would it be possible to change the ignition key to match the doors?
I'd love to dig out the driver's door key code...then I could
theoretically have the key replaced, which should open passenger and
gas cap as well.  I don't have a big problem with two keys, but
somewhere down the line it would be nice to have one.  Also, the key
for the ignition is smaller/thinner than the key to my previous
coupe...does that mean it's from a later model?  It fits in the doors
and cap but doesn't turn them.

This may be a stupid question, but how do I check a relay, besides
replacing it?  I'll try the blinker relay tonight, but many of the
suggestions I've gotten indicate a broken switch, at least for the
high beams.  The wipers do work, if that matters, and none of the
fuses seem to be blown.

I think I might try to tear into it this weekend.  Thanks for the
replies, keep them coming!


On 5/16/07, Ado Sigal <a.sigal at bluewin.ch> wrote:
>  As I recall, the E/ flasher relay should be 3 or 4 wire connector
> (probably black), and E/flasher switch has 6 or 7 wire colour coded plug
> (probably white). Take out the E/flash switch and see what is the body
> colour (the plug should match the colour).
> To take the door handle out you don't have to do more than unclip the
> handle trim, which would expose the screw. Undo that one and one in the
> same line, which you see when door is open. After that the handle and
> the lock comes out. If you don't know how, any locksmith can match your
> door barrels to the ignition key. However, this is great opportunity to
> recondition the door handle machanism, or better still, get new set of
> door handles, and get new barrels matched to the ign. key (with the tabs
> from the old barrels there is a better chance to find perfect match for
> ign. key combination).
> HTH,  Ado
> Andrew B wrote:
> >Did this not go through, does nobody know the answer, or do you guys
> >just not like me anymore...sniff sniff?
> >
> >Seriously though...should I take the car to a garage to have it done?
> >I don't know if I have the time and skill...and without a bentley or
> >BTDT I'm running blind.  If I did, could I get it done for under
> >$1000?
> >
> >-Andrew
> >
> >---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >From: Andrew B <andrew.sb at gmail.com>
> >Date: May 14, 2007 9:29 PM
> >Subject: Let the diagnosing begin...
> >To: Urq List <urq at audifans.com>
> >
> >
> >Well, I took delivery of an early 83 coupe this weekend...great shape
> >on the exterior, the engine seems very sound, but the interior is
> >butchered.
> >
> >I have no high beam switch, indicators, or horn.  Are these connected?
> > Any suggestions as to what could be the cause?  The switch doesn't
> >make an audible click when I pull it (for high beams), but it does for
> >the L/R turn signals.  No noise or anything, but I haven't tried
> >replacing the relay.  The wipers work though, and the headlights do
> >work.  The ignition appears to have been replaced as the key for it
> >does not open the doors.
> >
> >Does anyone know where I can get replacement keys or pull a key code
> >off the car without disassembling the door?  I have no door keys, just ignition.
> >
> >Does anyone know what the hazard wire connector looks like?  Mine is
> >not hooked up, but I have one 4 green wire, black connector and one
> >white, odd-shaped connector that aren't connected to anything.  Are
> >these what I'm looking for?  Does anyone know what the stock switch
> >looks like on the back?
> >
> >Thanks in advance,
> >-Andrew
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