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Jack
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 5:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi,

I'm having problems with the vacuum operate door locks on my 1981 Audi 5000S diesel. I had them repaired a few years ago, but they are acting up again. I can't lock them from the driver's side inside. I have to depress buttons on the passenger doors before I can lock the car from the outside. When I unlock with the key from the outside, the buttons all pop up as they should. Anybody out there have any experience with this system or point me to a source of information?

Thanks,

Jack
 
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Locomotion
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2003 3:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hello Jack and welcome to the boards, the chances are your vacuum pump is ok as the locks open ok, however as they dont lock this could be a split pipe on the locking side of the system. Does the car lock from anywhere else on the outside ie the trunk or passenger door, if so then the problem is with the mechanism in the drivers door. If I were you I would strip out the drivers door trim to reveal the internals of the lock, operate the key and see if the rods are all intact and moving the plunger properly it could just be a case of reconnecting a loose linkage.
Good luck Evil or Very Mad
 
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Jack
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 3:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks Locomotion,

We checked the lines visually and got info from the Audi shop manual. A faulty switch is the most likely the problem but not worth the cost of replacement at this point.

Jack
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Used would be the best option then, good luck Evil or Very Mad
 
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