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Old 01-02-2003, 07:55   #1 (permalink)
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Question central locking

had a weird one today where i unlocked the car with the remote and the locks on the doors kept jumping up and down for about three minutes. the car is a ef fairmont. has this happened to any of you and if so how is it fixed?
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Yeah, happened to me after I had my streo installed & they had to take off the door trims to install speakers in the doors.

What it is, is that one of the locks has been pushed down to far, by either resting your arm on it or pushing it down too far when you want to lock it when your driving & as it is going down it thinks it has gone too far & then pops back up again. It will do it forever if you dont fix it.

Sitting inside the car with the doors closed and the locks going up & down in there crazy manner, gently pull one of the locks up just enough so it doesn't come out all together but stops it from jumping up & down. Should work a treat now.

First try on the drivers side if that doesn't work try the other side.
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Yep... maximus is right. I had this problem on my EB... The rear passenger snipper button was jamming in the runner... re-aligned it and it stopped.

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ok fellas thanks for that. i'll check it out when i'm back home again.
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My EFII does the lock-unlock thing if it has been in the sun for too long. It used to be a fleet car and the guy who had it from new had Ford go right through it but they could not find the fault. I think that something must make contact with the central locking as it expands in the heat.
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