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My Front Passenger door has problems with the central locking. When you hit the button to lock all doors the bit goes down then comes back up again. Same with the remote - you hit it twice to open all doors and the passenger door needs another click on the remote to come up. Anyone else had this?
 

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My passenger door has developed this fault also. It seems to cure iself every so often. I don't know whether its a sensor thing or what. When you say there is a fault there, is it fixable by the average novice ?

Am loathed to take it to the stealers, would be grateful to hear from anyone else who has managed to fix this one themselves..

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Quite a common problem this. It's a small micro switch located in the door lock that is the problem. Some on here have had results simply cleaning the switch with electrical solvent. I had to buy a new complete lock ?60 to fix my N/S/F door. Actually changing the lock is not that big a job if your at all handy with a socket set etc.
 

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Thanks for the quick reply...Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that i've de-locked the door now would it ? When you say in the door lock do you mean its visible if I remove the de-lock blanking plate ?

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Nothing to do with delocking. Don't think you can see the microswitch without removing the lock. You might be able to get at it if you open the door and take a look at the lock as in from the edge of the door.
 

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OK. Now this is weird. Managed to disassemble the door to get to the lock and microswitch. Cleaned it with solvent. Put it back together again. Worked a treat. Only problem is now when I lock all doors from inside the NS/R door locks and then unlocks. Anyone else had this ? Is this a job for VAG-COM ?

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Same problem here.

What I do is, I now "double click" it to lock all the doors. If I hit the lock button once, the left doors will unlock itself again - same problem as you. If I hit the lock button, release it, hit it again immediately and hold the button down for two seconds, it prevents the left doors from unlocking again. So that's my way around the problem in the meanwhile. Not sure if it's bad for the locks, but it seems to do the job.
 

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Ok here goes, i hope this makes sense and helps.

Step one open door :)



Step two:

Using ya key fob or something, push the locking mech latch forward, all they way, like it would close when you are double locking from the key fob, once it clicks all the way forward you know its far enough.



Step three:

Look down the gap, inside there is a 3mm copper contact plate on the back of the lock latch, kinda hard to explain but you will see it if its not covered in dirt etc, take a cloth and clean all the inside, clean the contact points and everything, removing all the dirt and greece etc.



Step four:

Release double locking by pulling the inside door lever.

Repeat on all doors.

Step
 

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This works!

Well, it sorted out my passenger rear door, but my passenger front still has the problem. I reckon it needs some grease remover, so I'll give that a try. Or I might try again in the morning, as it was pitch black outside and couldn't really see what I was cleaning.
 

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Step three:

Look down the gap, inside there is a 3mm copper contact plate on the back of the lock latch, kinda hard to explain but you will see it if its not covered in dirt etc, take a cloth and clean all the inside, clean the contact points and everything, removing all the dirt and greece etc.
Had a go on my lunch break could not see a thing down the gap. Is the 3mm copper plate on the left or right as you look down the gap?
How far down is the copper plate? Would a cotton bud be useful in cleaning the copper plate? Is it ok to spray wd-40 to help shift the muck?
 
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