You can follow the process below to prevent particular car door damages:
- Always do a thorough and visual observation by paying close attention to removable trim pieces.
- When using pry tools, make sure they are plastic and designed explicitly for interior work.
- After removing all the screws, pull out the door panel gently. If a spot doesn’t seem to come off smoothly, you might have overlooked a screw. Rather than roughly pulling it off, try searching again for hidden screws you might have missed.
Electric Locks do not Function
- First, use a solid ground to attach the alligator clips on the test light.
- Grab a flashlight and look for the lock solenoid and the wiring connector inside the door.
- Push the remote button and check if there is movement on the solenoid’s actuator rod. If the solenoid only clicks or buzzes without action, you will have to replace it. If so, skip the next step.
- You can probe the back among the solenoid connectors while pressing the button of the remote repeatedly. Remember to check the wires while double-pressing the switch as well. You will know a defective solenoid if the test light blinks or lights up while probing. However, if the signals do not show, the problem is either in the control module or interior wiring.
The Key and Unlocking the Lock Button Does Not Work
Frequently, this is another bushing wear case. You might encounter terrible wear that the rods used for connecting everything now sit at the bottom of the door.
- Try to keep on pulling and pushing on the door handle or the button to lock and unlock while keeping an eye for movement in the entire mechanism. Remember to pay close attention to where the rods connect to actuators or each other. You can also search for missing rods between individual parts.
- Replace bushings that give way to “slop” or excessive movement between other moving parts and the rods.
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