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    REMOTE LOCKING ,INTERMITTENT FAULT, ANY IDEAS ???

    Well as it says in the title i've got a fault with the remote locking, it works most of the time, but about once out of every ten times i press the key-fob to lock or unlock and nothing. Then I use the key in the door to unlock put the key in the ignition turn ign; lights on, the doors unlock and alls well till the next time.
    Put it on Vag-Com, which showed fault ; a single wire damaged in the drivers side rear door, which on inspection did have some splitting to a couple of wires in the door jam, between the b-post and door so i replaced the complete door harness. Also checked for damp in the passenger foot-well which was dry, so no damp in the comfort-module.
    Any ideas on what else to check ?

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    Hi digger,

    Let me tell you, dont rule out the comfort module just yet mate this is how mine started, with the the same symptoms as yours then all of a sudden the fobs dont work at all, i'm now having a new module fitted and its very costly.

    Hope this helps, jay

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    Check the wires between front drivers door and post behind the plastic gator and also could possibly be a dying battery in your remote fob...?

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    remove power from car battery for 10mins, during this time check the owners manual for re-syncing the fob to the car and fit new battery to fob, cheapest option to try first mate.

    seams to be a common issue. my drivers door will only open with the key and immobiliser will only set with the key, however alarm will set with the remote and all other doors open/lock with the remote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsajid View Post
    Check the wires between front drivers door and post behind the plastic gator and also could possibly be a dying battery in your remote fob...?
    Good suggestion as the car's done over 130k, the drivers door as done a lot of open/closing , hence whear...
    I've just checked the wires in the drivers door jam, and there are a couple wires where the outer flex is split but not the inner copper wire, could this be responsible ???

    Already tried the battery.

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    I only suggested the wires because I had almost the same symptoms as you, except with mine, the electric windows would not operate intermittently and the door lock problem was pretty much as you described.

    In the end, after replacing the electric window regulator without any success, an auto electrician was sourced by the garage, at considerable expense to me I should add (Ł100), and he diagnosed the problem as split wire in the door. I don't know the exact procedure for how to repair these wires but I am sure i have seen a guide somewhere. I guess you'll have to do some digging around. Sorry, no pun intended.
    Last edited by donsajid; 12th June 2010 at 03:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsajid View Post
    I only suggested the wires because I had almost the same symptoms as you, except with mine, the electric windows would not operate intermittently and the door lock problem was pretty much as you described.

    In the end, after replacing the electric window regulator without any success, an auto electrician was sourced by the garage, at considerable expense to me I should add (Ł100), and he diagnosed the problem as split wire in the door. I don't know the exact procedure for how to repair these wires but I am sure i have seen a guide somewhere. I guess you'll have to do some digging around. Sorry, no pun intended.

    yes thanks for that,
    I suppose the damaged wires cut be cut out and new ones soldered in, but as with the rear/door think it's best to replace the complete wireing harness(loom).
    just a lot of messing if it isn't that, causing the fault, as it's only the outer/flex that's split is this enough to cause my prob;

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    I think you need to get it diagnosed by VAG as it should show up a communication error or something before you start messing with the wiring, failing that get it booked in to an auto electrician to see if he he can test the electrical connections to make sure power is being received.

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    Anybody near Brum with VAG-COM ???
    Thanks !!!

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    im at junc 12 of m42 with full version if its any help to you.
    LOTS DONE, LOTS SPENT !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1wheelonly View Post
    im at junc 12 of m42 with full version if its any help to you.
    Yes thanks, I'm near j9 M42, I'll PM you.

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    Thanks for the diagnstic, 1wheel, stripped the door down as soon as i got back home started repairing the loom.
    within minutes the heavens opend ! (B*****D !)
    Anywaz job done !!!

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    glad to help mate
    LOTS DONE, LOTS SPENT !!!!

 

 

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