[V8] Door locks

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Fri Feb 6 14:36:24 EST 2004

... BTST several times ... it is not a change for the '91 models... the
mechanical connection to the lock is broken.  This may the standard lock
cylinder breakage issue ... or it may be that the linkage has come loose
somewhere.  #2 has had the new part installed but still has this behavior
... I can't believe the new part would break, so it has to be a linkage

The one caveat for the cars that have not had the lock cylinder upgrade is
don't fight the pump ... if you accidentally turn the key to the lock
position when you wanted to unlock, don't immediately switch the key to the
unlock position ... you can very easily snap the linkage ... wait for the
pump to shut off before unlocking ...

Steve B
San Jose, Kaleefohnia (USA)
> Right, on mine, the key feels like it is only turning a 
> rotating switch.  It does not feel at all like it is actually 
> turning a lock cylinder.
> ============================================================
> From: "Coleman, David" <David.Coleman at blackrock.com>
> Date: 2004/02/06 Fri AM 11:17:43 MST
> To: "V8 List (E-mail)" <v8 at audifans.com>
> Subject: [V8] Door locks
> Ed and I have been discussing our V8's power unlock mechanism.
> Specifically, my car unlocks only the driver's door with a 
> quick twist of the key, and will unlock all remaining locks 
> if I twist and hold for a moment or two.   But other '91s 
> don't have the driver's-only capability -- the only option is 
> to hold the key for all locks open.
> Mine is a later model '91 (April '91?) and the VIN ends in 
> 2319.  There is a definite sense of cylinder action 
> happening, while on both Ed's and my friend's earlier (12/90) 
> '91 model that don't have the quick-twist function, the key 
> action is more vague.
> Are these malfunctions, or is this a feature that found its 
> way into later models?

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