Subject: Re: Power locks not working
Posted by karl koenig on May 09, 1997 at 11:32:24:
In Reply to: Power locks not working posted by Gregory Szczyrbak on
April 28, 1997 at 19:31:39:
: Where should I start next? I.E. testing current to the central
: locking unit etc... How much current? Where else? What pitfalls
should I look out for? All help is
: greatly appreciated. Is there a FAQ on this somewhere?
I assume the linkage connecting the door lock to the locking control
unit is in place ;) The linkage keeps popping out of my rear door lock
Mine failed a couple years ago. About all you can do (electrically) is
check voltage at the supply terminal (red/black wire?), check
continuity to ground (brown wire), and see if voltage to other
terminals changes as you work the door button.
I ended up replacing the control unit (found a used one, guaranteed
good and all). I took the old one apart, and it's a real marvel of
linkages, solenoids, cams, microswitches, etc. -- the way things were
done before solid state controls were common.
I've fixed a few non-repairable things, but that controller is beyond
Keep the shiny side up.
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