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Old 11-10-2006, 22:52   #1 (permalink)
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Help! ED Central Locking Problems!!!

Hey all;

I came to my car this morning to find that the driver's door handle was halfway open, the door was locked and when i went to lock and unlock the car, it had a hissy fit. it goes to lock, but its as if it doesnt have enough stroke, clicks and then unlocks, unlocking the whole car.

i took the door trim off, and held down the red plastic locking pin, and it stayed locked. i then went to see how the handle traveled, and it only traveled the distance to where it was stuck in the first place. this is about halfway compared to the other door handles.

also, the key does not move to lock at all, it seems to be stuck.

ive been reading around and many people have had problems with the actuator, what about if there is some adjustment in the door handle/locking mechanism?

thoughts?

thanks in advance.
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Old 11-11-2006, 00:23   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help! ED Central Locking Problems!!!

ok, i think ive put it down to the locking system and not the actuator. the lock turns an eighth of a turn before it stops, this is just before it makes the actuator engage. it's odd because the handle only lifts halfway when its locked... kinda. thoughts?
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:09   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Help! ED Central Locking Problems!!!

G'day,
diagnosis on these requires componant removal.

First remove the drivers window, 2x 10mm head bolts, tip the window forward and it will come out.
(you do this so you can get back in easily!)

next remove the central locking actuator.
next disconnect the key lock (barrel) lock.
As you are doing the above, take note of where they connect and how they operate.
Now test the locking mechanism with the flush button only.
at all the next steps you may need to make adjustments.
Whilst little adjustment is provided, (door handle only) you need to bring each componant back into play one at a time.
when one fails that is probably your faulty componant.

this may be a little hap-hazard but am trying to relay 15 years experience into several parragraphs.

When you test each item do it like this....
Door open, use a screwdriver to push the latch into the closed position, test inner door lock. If it fails, then unclip the door handle and retest. If it passes, push the door handle rod gently to the stop reclip and retest. If it passes, then unlatch the catch and retest with a door closed situation.

It is very hard to describe, but it may be as simple as the door has been slammed too many times and the catch may need bringing out.

when you get to testing the central locking actuator, you leave it disconnected at first, use the screwdriver to close the catch (you need to present the alarm with a door closed situation) press the buttons and ensure it does what it is supposed to.

ummm.....bloody hard to explain in typed text

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thanx man, ill go and test all of it asap.
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