Smart guy that I am, I dug out the LS yesterday and drove it around the neighborhood to circulate the fluids. Late in the afternoon I parked it at the curb, facing down the slight hill, wheels turned in.
This morning I went to unlock the car and the little man that lives inside the car and breaks things while I sleep immediately locked the doors. Key in... turn...clunk....all the knobs come up.....remove the key from the door.....clunk...he locks the car back. Okay. I'll try again. Turn the key, doors unlock, then immediately the poltergeist locks them again.
We continued this dance until I realized two things: (a) I had to pull up on the handle before the door locked itself again if I had any hope of getting in and (b) the driver's side door handle had no resistance when lifted. Crap.
Turned the key and yanked on the rear door handle and it opened. Once in the car I pulled up on the knob to unlock the other doors and Clifford (the poltergeist. Figure I might as well name him) locked the doors again.
That's it. I'm driving the Spider today.
Eventually, the locks stayed unlocked. However, my Wednesday is now mapped out. Somehow, Clifford knew that I would be off work on that day and therefore available to open up the driver's door.
1957 Giulietta Spider (Maria - Home from the painter!!)
1988 Quadrifoglio (Tony)
1987 BMW 653CSI (Gustav)
2002 VW Passat Wagon V6
2012 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion
Gone, But Not Forgotten:
1966 Giulia Sprint GT
1994 164LS 5-Speed
1959 Giulietta Spider - Restoration
1967 Fiat Dino Coupe - Restoration
1967 Duetto - Freshening