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A8L W12 passenger rear door won't open

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:37 PM
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Hi folks
I am just new to Audi and this forum.

I just got a UK 2004 A8l W12
The centre locking has the electric child proof locks and it has the power closing on the doors. Everthing appears to be working except the passenger rear door it will not open from iside or outside.
I managed to get the passenger rear door open once my son was trying the handle form the inside and I was try the handle & the fob from the outside.
We mangage to open it once.
I noticed when the doors are locked the red light comes on the lock but does not go out when you pull the rear passenger door inside handle. The drivers rear door inside handle when pulled extinguishes the red light on the locks.
I have had it in my local garage and they have tried opening via the computer but no joy.
you car hear the lock moving but unable to open the door.
It also looks near impossible to remove the door card with the door closed as it covers the lock.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance
Alan
 
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:13 AM
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hello i have same car 2005 W12 and have the exact same problem - did you find the answer ? a garage are trying to tell me i need 2 new locks at 500 the pair approx but i,m doubtful it needs that at this stage - any clues would be appreciated please ? regards Richard .
 
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:16 AM
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I ended up changing the lock. I had to put electric heater in car and heat it up. When the car was hot the lock worked. The door card and lock can only be removed with the door open. I got a second hand lock for 100pounds. Be careful when changing the lock you have to remove the window and frame, my door window got cracked and I am still trying to source a new window. Keep getting quoted SWB ones. I hope this helps you.
regards
Alan
 
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by riddler77 View Post
hello i have same car 2005 W12 and have the exact same problem - did you find the answer ? a garage are trying to tell me i need 2 new locks at 500 the pair approx but i,m doubtful it needs that at this stage - any clues would be appreciated please ? regards Richard .
check the child locks as its all electronic
 
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