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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:12 pm 
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recently my central locking has been playing up. wen i lock the car and it sits for a couple of hours about 1.5 and then i unlock it by the button on the keyring the buttons start to go crazy. they go up and down continousely. any one knows the reason for this and how to fix it. thanx

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:16 pm 
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One of the door lock actuators is stuffed..
Can you unlock either front door, using the key, without the locks cycling? If so it is that doors actuator. If the locks cycle even when using the key in both front doors then one of the rear actuators is the culprit.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:58 pm 
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can't be rear as they aren't master switches,either replace with stock items or do the central locking conversion that is in the tech doco section(well worth it i did it and there heaps better),this gets covered at least twice a week.
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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 8:31 am 
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A bad rear actuator will exhibit the same symptoms..
While I agree that the subject has been covered many times I don't believe anyone has actually explained how to simply diagnose which one is at fault.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:36 am 
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Bloody ford can't even do it, I took it to them with CL problems and they quoted me $800+ labour for a new set of actuators. Thinking this was a bit steep I took it to an auto-electrician and he fixed it by installing 2nd hand lock mechanisms for $350 all up.
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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:03 pm 
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thanks for all your help. i will most prob take it to an auto electrician wen i get the cash. they arnt to bad they only muck up about every third day.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:09 pm 
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chewie_86 wrote:
Bloody ford can't even do it, I took it to them with CL problems and they quoted me $800+ labour for a new set of actuators. Thinking this was a bit steep I took it to an auto-electrician and he fixed it by installing 2nd hand lock mechanisms for $350 all up.


if you went to grawill thats why they are the s**t dealership ive ever been too i dunno how there still in business,if you are gonna use stock items visit a wreckers you should pick up a whole set for around $100 and installation is easy on those,or you could try using some grease on your lock mechanisms and then work the locks by hand to loosen them up take the pressure of the actuator.
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