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Old 07-09-2000, 05:56 AM   #1
Gary Thomas
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Post Door lock stuck

Anyone have this problem before? I tried to enter my locked car that I locked with the remote. It wouldn't unlock with the remote or with the key. The passenger side unlocked with the key, so I got in and tried to push the lock button. It was stuck. After repeated efforts it finally moved to the unlock position, but it still would not operate. But at least I could use the door. A day later it all began working properly again for some unknown reason. What the heck caused this and fixed this.
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Old 07-09-2000, 11:54 AM   #2
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I had something similar happen once. I unlocked the doors with the remote then after that the drivers side wouldn't lock anymore. I couldn't push the button down nor would the remote or key lock it. I have no idea what happened but it just started working the next day when I used the remote.
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Old 07-09-2000, 07:15 PM   #3
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That's not something similar - that's exactly what happened to me.

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Old 12-18-2000, 07:47 PM   #4
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You're getting water into the power lock actuator(?). It has a rubber boot that wears out, and tears, once water gets in it shorts it out. You'd be surprised at how much water gets in there! Once it locks, it locks HARD! It's even worse in the winter if that water freezes! Last winter I thought my car was POSSESSED! It would keep locking and relocking all the time when it was COLD!

You might want to take the door panel off and look it over, and somehow fix that boot! It's not good to be locked out of your car! Especially when you still have the key, and it just won't work!

Sorry for the late reply, did you ever resolve it?

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Old 12-18-2000, 11:30 PM   #5
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I noticed this when I was replacing my 6.5 speakers. I had washed the SVX about 30 mins before and noticed water all inside the door (and all over my speakers! Bought some foam baffles the same day.) when I took the door panel off. I haven't had the problem with the locks again (don't know about Gary). Now that its winter I probably should look at it again before I do get locked out.
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Old 12-19-2000, 10:51 PM   #6
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Had the door locks stay in the open position a couple of months or so ago. I pulled off both door panels but could not get the sucker to unstick. Then I tried disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it, and they worked fine, and still do now. Haven't had probs before or since- but I never checked the rubber boot for the solenoid. I hate to think what would have to happen if I was outside of the car and the door locks were stuck in the closed position...

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