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    golf MK4 door won't unlock

    Hi everyone, I will be very gratefull for any help!!!!

    I have a 2001 MK4 Golf TDI. Yesterday I unlocked the car as usual, with the remote, all doors unlocked apart from the passenger door. I tried repeatedly, but to no effect. The door will not even unlock by pulling on the interior handle or by pressing the interior unlock button on the drivers door. the actuator dose'nt even make a noise, all the other door work as usual. When I do pull the interior door handle, the lock button pops up but drops when released. The long and short of it is I can't unlock the passenger door! There is no key hole on the handle and I cant get the door card off until the door is open. I guess there must be a way of opening the door incase the motor totaly failes...... Dose anyone know how?

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    Re: golf MK4 door won't unlock

    Quote Originally Posted by DMBTDI
    Hi everyone, I will be very gratefull for any help!!!!

    I have a 2001 MK4 Golf TDI. Yesterday I unlocked the car as usual, with the remote, all doors unlocked apart from the passenger door. I tried repeatedly, but to no effect. The door will not even unlock by pulling on the interior handle or by pressing the interior unlock button on the drivers door. the actuator dose'nt even make a noise, all the other door work as usual. When I do pull the interior door handle, the lock button pops up but drops when released. The long and short of it is I can't unlock the passenger door! There is no key hole on the handle and I cant get the door card off until the door is open. I guess there must be a way of opening the door incase the motor totaly failes...... Dose anyone know how?
    You say that ....

    Will it not open when you pull the handle from inside??
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    No, it won't. When I pull the handle the locking button should pop up and manualy unlock the door, but it just drops back down when released. The central locking actuator dosent operate electricaly, I'm assuming the dead lock is on and this is why I can't open the door.

    I have now managed to remove the section of the exrerior door handle that usualy houses the exterior lock so I now have a way of getting into the door, or be it a very small one.

    Any ideas????????????????

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    Get a scan done on the convenience system and it will show that the lock unit is faulty, a very common problem.
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    I will do. But how do I open the door to replace the actuator??

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    You have to remove the door card from inside which often causes it damage.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 8x18 Wolfrace Pro-Lite eco 2.0 wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

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    I had a simila problem with my lock, and had to buy a new one
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    All fixed, I hope.

    The lock started to work so while it was open I changed the bloody thing. At lest I did'nt have to smash the door card off.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

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    Not sure if anyone will see this as its an old post but when you say you 'changed the bloody thing' what part did you change? Was it just the actuator?? I have this exact problem on my golf at the moment. How did you suddenly get it open to take the door car off as well?
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