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    Drivers door lock blanking/de-locking

    Has anyone done this or know how it can be done?

    I'd like to take out the drivers door lock and blank it (presumably) with a blank from a LHD car so its 'de-locked', do you think parts for foreign Audi's can be ordered through the UK dealers?

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    don't see why not but i know that in the past they used to be a bit funny about it... failing that you can try ebay.de
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    Not sure if its the same as Ive never taken one apart, but I used to have an MG ZR and I did this to it. I just used a passenger side door handle that didnt have the key hole on anyway and you could reverse the mechanism on the handle to allow it to be used on the drivers door instead of the passenger door if you know what I mean? then I cable tied the lock mechanism out of the way to something inside the door so it would be out of the way.

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    yep, it can be done, hoever i would only say 100% on the facelift models as the covers are one piece instead of a lock blank and a handle on teh prefacelifts


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    would be a nice touch that
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    Im going to give my local dealer (Audi dealer!) a call tomorrow and see if they can get the part from a LHD car, and whether its just a small blanking plate or the whole handle assembly thats needed.

    It should look a little better/more modern...just worried if the central looking ever stops working lol!

    The original idea came from me having my spare keys stolen a few months ago. Had the key recoded but would be nice to make the key blade redundant too, as well as a nice little touch in the looks department.

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    I guess you could always use the boot to get in LOL
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    well go for teh facelift covers then the one piece design is very sexy


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khufu View Post
    I guess you could always use the boot to get in LOL
    Boot doesnt use a key?! Am i missing something? Coz im going to go out in the cold in check lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    well go for teh facelift covers then the one piece design is very sexy
    Ive never noticed these before...what year facelift?

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    ... so just out of interest, your key runs out of battery and you don't have an external lock. what do you do next?
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    put the window in lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyquicky View Post
    Ive never noticed these before...what year facelift?

    haha theyre subtle, very much so the 09 facelift till the my 11 has them (the my 11 has crappy chrome trim ones) ill grab a pic tonight for you


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    ... so just out of interest, your key runs out of battery and you don't have an external lock. what do you do next?
    Replace the battery in the key lol?

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    as promised facelift door handles






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    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    my point was what happens if the remote locking feature malfunctions for whatever reason. battery was just an example.
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
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    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


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    in the caase of a facelift handle delete you would still have access to the barrel via lifting the handle, it requires a lot of stripping to fit it though

    i wont be deleting though im happy with the handle


    2007 S3 PhantomSchwartz

    Spec | Auto Lights | Black Headlining | RNS-E with 6 CD Changer | Phone Prep | Facelift Tails | MFSW | Cruise | Bluetooth | Adaptive Bi-xenon Headlights |

    Mods
    | MY10 Facelift | 75% LED's | Sepang Bronze Facelift Alloys

    Plans | LED 3dr tails | BBK Setup | Some BBS | Custom TBE |

    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

 

 

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