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Unread postby brickwallman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:16 am

My fast back sterling has a nasty habit of locking all the doors by itself. My garage says they cannot fix it unless they experience it themselves. I can usually unlock by the plip thing or the door catches but it is a bit unnerving? Any ideas?
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Unread postby COLVERT » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:07 pm

Only, possibly, some wear or something loose in the body of the key itself.

Vibration makes and breaks the key internal contacts with the result being the doors all lock.--- (shrug)
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Unread postby brickwallman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:50 pm

many thanks for your comments,sounds like getting a complete new key and attachment would be a good idea,only have one at the moment
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Unread postby baconbuttyman » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:12 am

have you tried resetting the key?? or changing the battery, my old passat use to lock and unlock the doors whille i was in it to indicate low battery level.
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Unread postby brickwallman » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:53 am

The plot is thickening a bit - I have discovered from the previous owner that the car has more or less always locked itself from time to time and the garage insisted on the owner buying a new set of keys as they were being locked out while servicing.
So it seems I must live with it.
I am trying to get the previous owner to find his set, failing that the local keys shop say they can supply a key either to just open the doors or to open and start the car.
Very peculiar!?
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