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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:44 pm 
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Hey lads,

How hard would it be to change the door locks in an NF? My mate has a problem that ANY falcon key can unlock it and get into his car.. We noticed by locking his car with my key and his keys were in, and jokingly I said, "i wonder if I can unlock it" and it unlocked with my key.. weird.. Just wondering if there is a quick fix for it? Or do we have to change the entire locks... :?:
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Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:29 pm 
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The door locks are not all that hard to change,

Take door trim off
remove plastic film
disconnect linkages from door lock and outer door handle
remove door handle
remove slide on clip from back of door lock
remove door lock from outside.

Problem is your going to want to change boot and ignition also, so all locks match the same key.

 

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Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 12:12 am 
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This is the first time that I have heard of such a thing happening to the tibbe keyed falcons. This is a common problem to some other cars (notably the VB-VL Commodores). The lock pins have worn over time.My suggestion is to remove the locks and take them to a good locksmith. Get the locksmith to rebuild the barrels with stronger pins in it. This way, all your locks will still use your existing key, there will be no need to change your other barrels and this SHOULD fix the problem.
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Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 12:55 am 
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I had always been told that any Falcon key can lock a car, but not unlock it. My mate showed me with his EL key on my EF.
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Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 2:59 am 
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How would the lock pins wear over time when I imagine the lock is very rarely used?

BTW, a mate of mine locked his keys in his Falcon and the guy who he was visiting unlocked it with his Falcon key. (an EF)

 

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Posted: Sun May 01, 2005 7:43 am 
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yeah its very weird, not a very good thing neigher, AS it is that easy for someone to get into his car.. apparently he went to ford and they just said that theyd fix it, but they wnat an arm and a leg..
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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 2:32 am 
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Seems like it's not too difficult to remove the lock mechanism from the car.

It's something which i may have to do at some time as some brat stuck a small piece stick of wood into the passenger lock :(
It's too far in to just pull the wood out, so the whole lock mechanism needs to come out of the car.

Does anyone know if it is possible to push the stick out from the rear of the lock mechanism, or is a new lock mechanism needed ?

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Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 8:57 am 
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ItchiOne wrote:
Seems like it's not too difficult to remove the lock mechanism from the car.

It's something which i may have to do at some time as some brat stuck a small piece stick of wood into the passenger lock :(
It's too far in to just pull the wood out, so the whole lock mechanism needs to come out of the car.

Does anyone know if it is possible to push the stick out from the rear of the lock mechanism, or is a new lock mechanism needed ?

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I'm looking at a lock at the moment, I don't see any way of pushing something out from the back. Once you get the lock out though, you maybe able to get the wood out with a pair of needle nose pliers.

 

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 2:32 am 
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I'm looking at a lock at the moment, I don't see any way of pushing something out from the back. Once you get the lock out though, you maybe able to get the wood out with a pair of needle nose pliers.


Thanks for that info.
Can't get to that s**t piece of wood with long nose pliers but i'll see how i go when i find time to look at the lock.
Maybe some very fine needle nose pliers would work, if not i may need another lock :(

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 9:22 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
I had always been told that any Falcon key can lock a car, but not unlock it. My mate showed me with his EL key on my EF.


My dads 96 Mondeo key, can lock our 96 EF Falcon as well

 

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