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Central Locking Noise

Postby Simon_P » Sun 06.10.2019, 13:01

My driver's side door has started making a noise when it locks. It sounds like gears slipping.
Does anyone have experience of either removing or repairing the actuator?
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Re: Central Locking Noise

Postby Rambo » Sun 06.10.2019, 14:24

Simon - I think there was someone with door actuator problems here.... viewtopic.php?f=32&t=27180&hilit=Actuator&start=20

Chas54 last post. Don't know if it helps or whether this refers to a window problem ?
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Re: Central Locking Noise

Postby muley » Sun 06.10.2019, 14:33

Rambo wrote:Simon - I think there was someone with door actuator problems here.... viewtopic.php?f=32&t=27180&hilit=Actuator&start=20

Chas54 last post. Don't know if it helps or whether this refers to a window problem ?


It was a window problem..
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Re: Central Locking Noise

Postby muley » Sun 06.10.2019, 14:37

Simon_P wrote:My driver's side door has started making a noise when it locks. It sounds like gears slipping.
Does anyone have experience of either removing or repairing the actuator?


I have replaced the door lock actuator. I used a complete secondhand mech. Fixing it looked a bit hard.

Removal and replacement was pretty straightforward IIRC. It does require removing most of the door trim and card..
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Re: Central Locking Noise

Postby scotlan » Thu 10.10.2019, 08:52

Hi Muley

You said "
Removal and replacement was pretty straightforward IIRC. It does require removing most of the door trim and card.."

I am just about to replace the lock solenoid with a second hand one and would like to ask the following questions..
I have removed the card and the black protection plate, do I have to remove the window runner or any other bits to get access / remove the lock?
Did you have a problem with disconnecting / reconnecting the rods?
Any other hints you can give me before I get started??
thanks in advance
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Re: Central Locking Noise

Postby muley » Thu 10.10.2019, 12:13

scotlan wrote:Hi Muley

You said "
Removal and replacement was pretty straightforward IIRC. It does require removing most of the door trim and card.."

I am just about to replace the lock solenoid with a second hand one and would like to ask the following questions..
I have removed the card and the black protection plate, do I have to remove the window runner or any other bits to get access / remove the lock?
Did you have a problem with disconnecting / reconnecting the rods?
Any other hints you can give me before I get started??
thanks in advance


Hi. I don't remember having to remove the runner. The rods have nylon bushes that need to be compressed to get the rods off.

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Re: Central Locking Noise

Postby scotlan » Thu 10.10.2019, 12:14

Thanks, will let you know!
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