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Issue with locking car

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nik_endeavour, Jan 23, 2014.

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    I had the strangest problem today. I drove the car for 5 mins and came back home to collect my wallet. Got out of the car and closed the door (engine still running) with the keys still in the ignition. Came back after 30 seconds the car had locked. Couldn't get in at all and had to call a locksmith to open the door so I could get to the car. (no 2nd when I bought the car)

    Has this happened to anyone before ? Do you know what could it be?
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    I am sure the car thinks you never opened the door.
    Does the door open symbol show on your DIS?

    if not the sensor inside the lock is faulty, common fault on early models.
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    No the DIS didn't show the door opened (it works though when you open the door and leave it open). I have an other issue which might be related or might not. The rear demister does not work (fuse checked and so is the relay) and the rear wiper has a mind of its own (more often than not does not work though)
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    I am not sure about your other issue but i can report locking myself out.
    It happened to me at a petrol station. Luckily i was close to home and had a spare key.

    Would have been a different story if i was 100+ miles away!

    I always remove the keys when exiting the car from that day.
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