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#1 baza2000

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 12:31 PM

Anyone know how to disable the central locking on one of these so i can lock it manualy..cheers
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Posted 14 July 2007 - 04:08 PM

to get an instant fix so you can just lock it i would unscrew the wiring harness from either of the front doors where it enters between the hinges (big round connector that twists undone).

While your there.....i'm assuming the car has sudenly decided to come up with a fault of not locking....in which case it might be worth peeling the rubber boot back at the harness and see if you have a broken wire or two.
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 02:46 PM

to get an instant fix so you can just lock it i would unscrew the wiring harness from either of the front doors where it enters between the hinges (big round connector that twists undone).

While your there.....i'm assuming the car has sudenly decided to come up with a fault of not locking....in which case it might be worth peeling the rubber boot back at the harness and see if you have a broken wire or two.

its been happening for just over a week now but it seems to be getting worse.. i have looked at the wires in the rubber boot and all seems fine but it does think that the front passenger door is open as when i am driving the light will come on and it will start bleeping saying
that the passenger door is open but its not, then it will go off then
back on again. i could lock the car with the key in the passenger door
and that would lock all the doors but it will not let me now.. the
problem seems to be the passenger door but i ain't got a clue as to
what it could be.. with what i have said has it shed anymore light on
you to think it could be something else....cheers
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 06:21 PM

If you have a message telling you the doors open i would suspect either wiring to that door or the latch assy in the affected door.

The micro switch (not replaceable) that operates the door open warning is built into the latch....this sends a signal to the BSI and that in turn illuminates the light on the dash.
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:17 PM

If you have a message telling you the doors open i would suspect either wiring to that door or the latch assy in the affected door.

The micro switch (not replaceable) that operates the door open warning is built into the latch....this sends a signal to the BSI and that in turn illuminates the light on the dash.


Cheers kfk but if i take the latch off could i repair the micro switch myself, if not does that mean i have to buy the full unit..?
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:43 PM

Assuming the micro switch isnt making contact it isnt repairable, new unit i'm afraid. Before you go spending money you really need to make sure its the micro switch causing the problem.......if you disconnect the harness at the door does the light go out on the dash?
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Posted 17 July 2007 - 10:32 AM

Assuming the micro switch isnt making contact it isnt repairable, new unit i'm afraid. Before you go spending money you really need to make sure its the micro switch causing the problem.......if you disconnect the harness at the door does the light go out on the dash?

The light on the dash does not come on anymore when i open the front passenger door but it does come on and off and bleeps when i am driving and on the LCD above the radio it says 'FRONT LEFT DOOR OPEN' it does sound like a loose wire but i have checked and double X 50 checked all the wires in all the doors but cannot find any fault.. can you take the unit apart, if so i know how to take the door latch off so i might give it ago...
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