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Old 04-27-2006, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Power lock failure... need some help...

A friend of mine a little while back was comming home from work and his power locks just decided to bug out and not work when he opened his door with his key... (ussually this unlocks the rest of the car) i told him that it was probibly a fuse and we checked that and replaced every possible fuse that could be a threat but no still no response from the locks... any ideas?
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anyone??
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probably a fault in the central vac lock system. your saying that if you use the key on one side the car only opens that door? what about the other door, if you use the key on that side?
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probably a fault in the central vac lock system. your saying that if you use the key on one side the car only opens that door? what about the other door, if you use the key on that side?
to open the doors you have to open it with the key then reach in side and unlock the other doors by hand... it used to be you could unlock the door and the other doors would unlock also... all the doors are the same story....
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probably a fault in the central vac lock system. your saying that if you use the key on one side the car only opens that door? what about the other door, if you use the key on that side?
how would you fix something like that? is it a simple fix or a expensive replacement job?
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not sure, im not too experienced with the central locking system. maybe someone else will chime in and help you out.
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not sure, im not too experienced with the central locking system. maybe someone else will chime in and help you out.
hopefully... do you know if there is a wrong way to put in fuses? i didnt really think about that but if we put in the fuse backwards somehow maybe thats all it really needed in the first place... ima look in my bentle manual for central locking stuff...
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