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Hi, i have a 98 audi a3 1.8t, the battery ran flat and passenger door was opened manualy from inside,the button was then pushed down manualy locking the door, now that it has a charged battery the passenger side central locking doesnt work and the door will not open from inside or out, all other doors and central locking work fine.
Lock ALL DOORS, Disconnect the Battery... Wait 2-3 minutes and connect the battery and it should reset itself. Make sure all doors are LOCKED...
AND that you have a KEY to open the door in case it does not work.
Posted on Feb 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had exactly the same problem and there are 2 ways of solving it. The first is to pay your Audi Service Centre £350-£550 to replace it for you and the second way is to do it yourself which will cost well under £100 (depending on ebay). Firstly check the Central Locking Pump to make sure the hoses haven't come off. This is located in the very back right hand corner of the boot so you will need to remove the carpet and internal trim and you will see a block of sponge. Carefully lift the top off this and you will see the pump sat inside it.
Actually there is a great set of photos online to help you and I will add the link for you at the end. If the hoses are still connected and not leaking it is very likely that the internal compressor wheel has shattered (quite a common fault). I believe it is possible to open the pump and replace this wheel (in fact there is one for sale on a very popular auction site at the moment) but my own preference was to simply buy a whole new pump and replace that (£16.00 + £8 p+p off the same auction site).
The most important thing for you to remember is that when you look to buy a replacement pump you need to find one with the EXACT same serial number. The one in the diagram shown is
8LO 862 257 N but I have a sneaky feeling yours might end in an A.
Anyway, I hope this is of some help and dont worry about the connections as both air connectors and all 3 electrical ones are different sizes and will only fit in one place each.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
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i had a similar problem on the front doors .after taking it to a garage for a quote £ 180 i read into it and there are micro swithches in the locks so with a gentle tap with the hand the door unlocks . hope this helps it saved me the money
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
water ingress in wiring loom below drivers seat, mainly loss of power to pin 23 middle multi plug blue and red wire middle multi plug.
remove drivers seat/frame trace wire back to corroded connection and repair. you may also have to remove passenger seat depending on where the break is. dealer quotes upto 2 hrs
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
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Aot of cars have problems with the actuators binding up. The sympton is you see or hear the switch trying to but wont.
The only fix is to replace the units.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
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