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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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Power door lock won't work in one door
The drivers door lock cylinder is most likely bad and need to be replaced. The rear door may be bad also but is an intermittent problem. I would recommend having the drivers door lock actuator tested and replaced. You could...
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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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How do i turn off the auto door lock feature on my 1998 Silverado?
Hi there. With the ignition switch off grab the multi function switch and pull it towards you. Hold the switch and turn on the key to run two times. After you shut off the ignition switch, release the multi function...
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Passenger side door not unlocking manually with key. Key won't insert into the door. Trunk lock works fine.
Hi there. The door lock cylinder has either an object in side it causing the key to not fit or the pins inside the cylinder has fallen into the key hole. I recommend replacing the door lock cylinder. If you...
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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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Door locks but does not unlock with key remote
If the door unlocks with the remote, then the car and the keys are communicating, so there has to be another fault that is preventing the lock from working correctly. It could be a problem with the door lock module,...
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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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