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More and more vehicles are coming with remote entry key fobs. When all you use is the keyless entry system door locks in some climates will seize up from lack of use. Have them lubed on a regular basis and use the key every once in a while to keep things moving. If you lube them youself make sure the window is in the up position as some aerosols will shoot a fair distance and if the window is down it can get on the window, smear it and get on the felt window guide and takes forever to wear off.
If your automatic lock isn't working, here are 4 easy steps to repair car door lock.
1. Check the Least Obvious First
It should be the most obvious, but most of the time we simply don't think of the auto key lock on our keychains. Called a key fob, it is operated by a battery that does wear out after several years of use. Replace the battery and then check it out by unlocking your doors.
2. Check Other Door Locks
Before rushing to rip off the door panel and replacing wires and parts, check the other locks. Do they work? If not, then you have a blown fuse. If they do work, the problem is most likely in the door lock solenoid.
3. Work the Lock Manually
While the key is on, work the door manually up and down while using the auto lock at the same time. If the lock tries to move, then it is a frozen lock mechanism.
4. Move Door Back And Forth
Hold the lock button down while you move slowly open and close the door. If the lock works then you have a broken or frayed wire that needs to be changed or repaired.
Try these tips for a quick way to repair car door lock. If these tips do not work and you can't find the problem, see a mechanic.
You can open a locked door (From the outside: With a key)(From the inside: With the lock opener, usually by twisting it) :-)
Open the door from the inside!!!
If the lock switch is set to unlocked and it will not open from the inside or outside, the door lock arm may have fallen lose. Take the inside door panel off and check around the door levers and door lock.
if the door opens from the outside but not the inside then check that the door does not have a child lock
when you lock a car door it can not be opened from the outside, ( unless it is picked ), when you double lock it you can not open the door from the inside in the event of someone breaking a window to gain entry.
pull the handle. if that doesnt work check the child safety lock in the sil.
You can open a key lock on a door knob, or you can open a deadbolt lock on the door itself.
The lock on the top of the drivers door acts as the power lock switch for the crv, open (up) and close (down) while in the car. To lock all doors from outside the car hold open inside door handle and push down lock on top of door. All doors should lock. Close door.
Slide the card through the slot where the lock is by the door. Set the card where the lock would be. Now open the door.
The only way I can think of is to use a crowbar and force it open.
Take the door panel off. U will need to rip part of the interlining off and reach in by the locking mechanism (Door latch). The is a series of rods connecting to the lock. You should be able to disable the safety feature by manually moving rod connected to lock. The rod you are looking for will open the door as though you were opening it from the outside. If you still cannot open the door that way you should be able to disable the safety lock by pushing on a different rod which is connected to the safety switch. That will allow you to open it from within the car.
I had the same problem. Removed lock mechanism, cleaned, oiled and replaced. A fiddly job as bits fell off - it had seen better days. Once all back together it locks if I do the following: Get out. Close door. Lock door. Open door. Close door.