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2011 Audi A6 central locking problem

  • 03-02-2021 5:57pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 624 ✭✭✭ v240gltse


    hi all

    my son's A6 has a intermittent unlocking of the drivers door using the remote.

    All the other doors unlock without issue and the drivers door can be unlocked from the inside when the problem occurs.

    anyone come across this type of problem and what may need to be checked ?

    thanks in advance

    brendan


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  • Registered Users Posts: 848 ✭✭✭ reubenreuben


    v240gltse wrote: »
    hi all

    my son's A6 has a intermittent unlocking of the drivers door using the remote.

    All the other doors unlock without issue and the drivers door can be unlocked from the inside when the problem occurs.

    anyone come across this type of problem and what may need to be checked ?

    thanks in advance

    brendan

    In most cars its usually a faulty unlock solenoid in the lock mechanism. Using the remote requires that to work. Unlocking from inside the car using lever doesn't need it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,057 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete


    Sounds like the door actuator, mine was doing this for a while but since I sprayed a bit of lithium grease into it 12 months ago it hasn't happened since


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,703 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw


    If its anything like my A5, it will need a new door lock.
    Spraying oil into it helped for a month or two but had to be changed in the end.


  • Registered Users Posts: 653 ✭✭✭ SchrodingersCat


    This must be a common issue with VAG cars as I had the same issue with mine. Is it the case that you can still open the door from the inside? (press and hold the unlock doors button on the remote to wind down the windows, then reach in and open the door from the inside). If so, my guess is either the actuator module, or the bowden cable.

    I have had both go on my car at various doors. Both issues result in the door not unlocking with the remote. You can regrease the bowden cable and see if that temporally improves the issue. If it does, replace the bowden cable, as it will go again after a month or so when the grease dries up. They are cheap (~25e ebay).

    If you still have an issue, replace the door actuator module. These are pricier, but a scrappers should help.



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