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tedzwedz
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:07 pm    Post subject: Passenger door sometimes doesn't open Reply with quote

Hi

My passenger door doesn't always open when i open the car with the remote.

Normally i have to lock the car again a few times and open or try to open front he inside etc.

Any clues?

Dodgy solenoid?

I've just had ignition key thing replaced which was causing electrical gremlins so I had hoped this was linked but obviously not!

Best Edward
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its more than likely going to be the lock mechanism ..

Try spraying the hell out of the door catch with lubricant and then open / close the door many times ..

Its about all you can try other than removing the lock and seeing if its sticking or just plan had it .
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
Its more than likely going to be the lock mechanism ..

Try spraying the hell out of the door catch with lubricant and then open / close the door many times ..

Its about all you can try other than removing the lock and seeing if its sticking or just plan had it .


So you dont think an electrical gremlin? Interesting, i assumed so!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its possible .. but that would indicate a broken wire or a high resistance in the wires ..

The alarm CU under the passenger seat controls the central locking .. these are prone to water leaks being so low down .. on a cab then it would be the first thing to look at .. But ..

You get many other faults with this type of thing so i discounted it .

A wire break / resistance .. it would be more of a permanent thing so from your desription i also discounted it .

Software fault .. again unlikely and nothing you could actually do about it ... i discounted this as well.

To actually prove its a wiring fault or not you would remove the door card , check the wiring diagram , see which wires actually operate it then check to see if you had voltage at said pins to prove it one way or the other ..

Im happy to check a diagram for you if needed and explain what to do .

The lock might stick or it might be the motor inside thats failing if you have voltage at the wires but a non operateing lock.

Over all i looked at what you said , considered what you can do and boiled it down to a straight forward answer .

Thats the longer version Very Happy

Spray it with lub .. work it a lot then see if it helps .
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
Its possible .. but that would indicate a broken wire or a high resistance in the wires ..

The alarm CU under the passenger seat controls the central locking .. these are prone to water leaks being so low down .. on a cab then it would be the first thing to look at .. But ..

You get many other faults with this type of thing so i discounted it .

A wire break / resistance .. it would be more of a permanent thing so from your desription i also discounted it .

Software fault .. again unlikely and nothing you could actually do about it ... i discounted this as well.

To actually prove its a wiring fault or not you would remove the door card , check the wiring diagram , see which wires actually operate it then check to see if you had voltage at said pins to prove it one way or the other ..

Im happy to check a diagram for you if needed and explain what to do .

The lock might stick or it might be the motor inside thats failing if you have voltage at the wires but a non operateing lock.

Over all i looked at what you said , considered what you can do and boiled it down to a straight forward answer .

Thats the longer version Very Happy


Thank you very much, good answer! I will try the oil first then go from there, thank you!
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