[V8] Driver Door Release

Coleman, David David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Tue Oct 17 16:13:11 EDT 2006

Likely the release cable just came unhooked from the latch mechanism.  This cable/wire/actuator seems prone to getting "used to" being stretched and probably didn't retract fast enough last time the release was used.

Hopefully.  Unless the retaining area behind the release broke.   Easy enough to check without even going thru door panel removal -- just remove the screw behind the release handle and move the handle outward.  Shine a light to see if the cable is attched.  It's a stiff, thin wire in a green sheath.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com 
> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of S_Matus
> Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:35 PM
> To: V8
> Subject: [V8] Driver Door Release
> The most annoying thing happened to the driver's door on my '91.
> I pulled the inside door release handle just a alwaysd to 
> exit the car, and nothing happened.  I had to roll down the 
> window to use the outside handle to open the door.
> I can live with a lot of inconvenience, but this one is intollerable.
> Is this a common failure after 141K miles?  Is the repair 
> straight forward, and what replacement parts might I need to order?
> Thanks guys,
> Scott
> '91 V8QM
> '02 allroad 2.7TQM
> '03 RS6 (many mods)
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