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 Post subject: [Solved] Central locking suddenly dead - EL Fairmont
Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:22 pm 
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Ride: 1998 EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Wairarapa
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Hi all,

Despite ripping a fair bit of wiring from the car (interior lights, stereo, handbrake sensor) my central locking was working fine.

Then I unhooked the boot lock actuator cable as, for some unfathomable reason, the boot opened EVERY TIME you opened the drivers door (!). Felt like a taxi driver every time I got out of the car...

I gave the car a clean, with a normal hose that has a fair bit of pressure and now none of the actuators work.(???)

I re-clipped the boot actuator back in (in case it was some kind of weird circuit issue) but this had no effect. Now I can only lock the drivers door - none of the other doors lock, and the EL Fairmont has no manual locking switches on any of the other doors (genius). Fortunately the interior is gutted, so the car isn't exactly a thief magnet at the moment...

Interior light still seems to be tripped OK when door opens (works sometimes with drivers door but all the time with other doors)

Any tips on where I should start? Seems like some kind of circuit issue? Solenoid?
I'm not electrically minded so any tips welcome...

 

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 Post subject: Re: [Solved] Central locking suddenly dead - EL Fairmont
Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:59 am 
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Solved - after removing half the dash I decided to actually follow logic and check the fuse box.

replaced a 30A fuse and ... problem solved.

(Dumbass)
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