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How to Replace a Door Lock Cylinder
A cylinder lock ensures the proper function of your door locks, which help protect against car theft. Replacing this part takes time and know-how.

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How much would it cost to fix the passenger doors unlocking mechanics?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of repairing the door locks on the passenger side door of a 1999 Buick Park Avenue.
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Intermittent central locking issue
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1995 Subaru Impreza to fail to lock all of the doors intermittently. The first thing to look for in this situation is to inspect the condition of the key, if the key...
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Keyless synchronization, how much is cost? Change lock from door? 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
Hello - there will be 2 tasks here. The first is to match the door lock(s) with the ignition switch key tumbler if you wish for one key to do everything as a new car would. This can be done...
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The door locks no longer work.
I presume you're saying that the door locks can be activated by the button inside the car, but not by the keyless remote or the key itself. It's difficult to do a diagnosis without messing with the car, but I...
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Door lock problems.
You will need to have the vehicle checked by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to see all that got damaged. You may have to have a door lock plate put on to mount the new lock to. If the...
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Keyless entry reprogramming and troubleshooting.
Hi there. Check the terminals 4 and 8 for power. If there is no power to any of the terminals, then check the fuse box for any blown fuses to the door lock cylinders. Also, check the door lock switch...
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My passenger side door won't open the handle inside is perfectly fine but the lock is stuck in the middle.
Hi there. The door lock cylinder or actuator is stuck and not working. I recommend unlocking the door and using a small pry bar to activate the actuator lock. Then the door will open. Remove the door panel and the...
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Celiac 2003 doors unlock right after I lock them.
Hi there. Check all of the door lock switches on the door jams. If a switch is not functioning correctly, then the doors will not lock. If all of the door lock switches are working good and there is nothing...
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Door lock switch or actuator failure?
The only way to know exactly what is going on with your door locks is with a diagnosis. This should be done with a test light and a wiring diagram. Since the door locks failed in a progression of one...
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Key does not work on doors but starts the engine in the car.
Hi there. Take the key fob that unlocks the door and put it up by the column. Press the lock and unlock twice and see if the doors will lock and unlock. If the door locks will not work, then...
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There is some error while I go and customize the vehicle settings.
Hi there. Check the door courtesy light switch that keeps the door light off the dash and the dome light off when the door is closed. If the switch fails, it can make the door locks not activate. There could...
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Remote car starter and automatic door locking mechanism won't work after crash.
Hi there. With having the battery cable loose, that caused the computer to reset and lose its memory. I recommend reprogramming the key fob to the vehicle to allow the door locks and ignition to work. First put the key...
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How do you disable the auto lock mechanism on a Ford Explorer 'LIMITED'?
Hi there. The following steps are how to disable the auto lock feature in your vehicle. Confirm that the vehicle alarm is disarmed. Close all the doors. Make sure that the ignition switch is in the 'OFF' position. Turn...
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My car doors keep unlocking and locking after I turn off the car and it drains my battery. What do I do?
Hi there. Check all of the door switches on the door jams. The driver door or passenger front door will cause the doors to unlock after locked if the switch is not working. This is like the driver door open...
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Front passenger door lock is frozen.
Hi there. The door lock cylinder and actuator is not working and needs replaced. You can remove the door panel with the door shut, it just will be a little harder with the lack of space. If you need the...
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I can get the car to unlock when I click the button and when I try the key in the door, it groans and doesn't move.
The door locks on a vehicle will unlock with a voltage above 5 volts. The groaning sound that you are hearing is the door lock actuators trying to operate as you move the door lock cylinder manually. Try starting the...
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Door lock problems
Hi there. There is a resistor for the door locks that keep a voltage on the driver door lock cylinder to activate the secondary door locks electronically. If the resistor is leaking (losing power) it tends to cause the door...
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Sentry key immobilizer lamp was on for a month.
Since your vehicle is having multiple issues with electrical components not working, check to see if there is a bad ground on your chassis and dashboard. A loose or broken ground wire will cause electrical issues to arise and make...
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All my car doors are locked. The key won't unlock them. I have no key fob
If the key will not unlock the door then you may need to have a service to come and unlock the doors for you. I would recommend getting a key cut to open the door and get a key FOB...
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I need my whole door lock system on a Nissan changed, keypad and all 2001 Nissan Maxima
Hi there - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic can offer at this time. This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible...

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