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Old 06-29-2012, 15:08   #1 (permalink)
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Falcon BA Ute door question - new prob?

Hi Guys
Lots of threads about the BA doors not locking and actuator fails, but anyone struck this problem? 2 Parts to the story-

Part 1:
I have a 2004 BA Ute. The left (passenger) door would only open intermittently using the remote, then it stopped opening altogether. The remote then stopped working for the driver door too - I put that all down to flat battery. I replaced the battery, reset the remote as per handbook, and can hear the actuators in both doors cycling as they are supposed to do, but no joy on the remote - not working - on either door. Remote issue maybe? ... but....

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I was manually opening the driver door and using the dash button to unlock the passenger door, but now the passenger door will not unlock using the dash button either. Strange thing is the dash button will still lock the door, it just won't unlock it. I can hear the actuator turning over when the dash button is pushed to open the door, it just doesn't move the latch mechanism to unlock it - I have looked with the trim off. It will also still lock when I lock the driver door manually with the key as well. I would have assumed the same mechanism controlled both open and close function and either both worked or failed!

Any ideas why it won't unlock? Is it still an actuator problem? I don't want to fork out for another actuator if that is not the prob.

I haven't removed the actuator to look at it yet as my son keeps forgetting to bring home his Torx set from work for me... He's a bike mechanic ... but I thought I would ask here at the start of the weekend when more guys might be around the website to see this thread.

Also, if it is an actuator problem, would that stop the remote from reseting and that is my problem there to, or is it just coincidence the remote probably needs replacing too? (PS tried another battery too, by the way)

Any help appreciated

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Old 05-29-2014, 16:04   #2 (permalink)
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Question Re: Falcon BA Ute door question - new prob?

Bumping up a 2 year old post, but it had no answers and I literally have the exact same problem except for now, pressing the unlock door button inside still unlocks the passenger door for me.

Anyone have any clues?

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Old 05-31-2014, 18:22   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Falcon BA Ute door question - new prob?

You'll probably need to pull the door panel off to see what's going on. The electrical operator for the door may be wearing out, but I really don't understand why the switch works, but the FOB doesn't, unless the switch is able to give a stronger electrical signal to the operator.
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Re: Falcon BA Ute door question - new prob?

It could be the actuators seizing. Pull the panel and check all the linkages are lubed enough. The actuators do give a bit of trouble if water has made its way onto them and into the electrics.
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Re: Falcon BA Ute door question - new prob?

Thanks guys. Yeah I'll take off the door cards this weekend to check it out.
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