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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by bob2312, Dec 21, 2013.

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    1 Central locking stopped working remotely,2 Rear doors don't lock or even show up on dashboard display when opened ,3 When any of doors opened no interior light , 4 Alarm stopped working, only goes off when I have locked doors with key then after unlocking goes off about 20 seconds later,5 The doors have stopped locking when in motion, 6 When I lock the doors with key only the drivers door opens and have to turn on ignition to get front passengers to open,apart from these minor issues car drives perfectly,had at Garage 4 times he thinks the rear locks have gone and is trying to source some replacements, just had serviced and mot so £250 pounds lighter someone out there must have an ides,thanks
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    Have you had it scanned for fault codes?

    I would suspect maybe the alarm siren batteries have leaked and fried the PCB, or the comfort and convenience module under the front passenger seat has got wet. Check the carpet to make sure it's dry there, are the drain holes under the battery free?

    Or it could be a multitude of fault microswitches?
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    I don't suppose you/the garage have scanned with vcds?
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    I'd go with door locks, or ccm mate.

    I have VAG-COM if you want a scan doing to see what comes up to get a better idea? It would be better than going in blind so to speak, as that can soon lead to wasted money.
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    Check the wires that go from door to car for breaks, pull back the black rubber boot and check
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    I would go with broken wires inside where the doors hinge or bad connections in the plugs that are in the same area... they can cause lots of different problems... intermittent speaker's, central locking, door light's, puddle lights, interior lights... all go trough this ... I've done repairs on 3 B6's all with broken wires inside the rubber gaiter at the hinges
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    Thanks for all your suggestions,will pass them on ,it has had a diagnostic but it was all error codes but did not indicate what was going wrong
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    We might be able to help more if you posted the FULL VCDS scan results.
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    Posted them under How many error codes on Nov 11 no idea how to link to another post I have done
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    Agreed, plug all those codes into the wiki and see what they diagnose. Here are three straight away that will point towards your issues, broken wires in the door hinge are a good place to start by the looks of it.

    Have you checked to see if the carpet is wet yet?

    For example: 1333 -

    1559:

    1331:

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    Carpet is dry and no moisture in door either
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    There's alot of padding under that carpet. I'd get it lifted and properly check for water.
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    I would check inside those rubber gaiters at the door hinges first before I started ripping up carpets... honestly it's a really common problem for the wires to break
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    Agreed, and from the fault codes I've referenced for you it's the most likely issue.
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