Best Answer

If the door lock makes noise when pressing the lock/unlock button, - like a buzzing or clicking, - chances are the door lock motor is working but the actuator clutch has snapped.

If no noise coming from lock, go ahead and plan on replacing the whole actuator, either with a new one(around $80)- or used one from a junk yard (around $10).

If it is making noise, I found a real easy way to fix it if you don't mind taking things apart.

1. remove inside door trim panel.

2. follow lock knob rod down till you spot acuator (wires going into).

3. remove 3 small screws that are in a triangle pattern where acuator meets lock assembly.

4. wiggle actuator and pull out of door.

5. now replace and reverse steps - OR for clutch fix go to next step.

6. remove 4 screws from actuator cover.

7. notice the small spring that is below the motor gears. it probably has stressed and broken the plastic that held it into the clutch,

drill a small hole in the housing big enough for a 8/32 machine screw - inline with the spring.

put 8/32 screw in the hole and place a 8/32 nut on the inside of the housing.

now tighten the screw so the spring gets pushed back and into the clutch to its old position.

check the operation of the actuator now.

if it is fixed, reassemble and reinstall.

I did this to 2 of mine and saved $160.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-09-13 12:29:51
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Honda Accord

23 cards

Who is the artist who painted the Sistine Chapel in Rome

The Dayton Peace Accord of 1995 left Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pardons from the pope for certain mistakes are called

In 1994 at a meeting in Indonesia the US reached an agreement with the Pacific Rim nations to

See all cards
1 Review

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: On a 1997 Honda Accord the rear drivers side door knob does not come up when it is unlocked how do you change actuator?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How do you change the Actuator in 1997 s-10 pickup?

Need to know which actuator you want to change.

Why does your heater blow cold on drivers side and warm on passenger?

Has a bad blend doot actuator. It is under the dash near the ducts, and it looks very hard to change.

How do you change Brake Light relay on a 1999 Accord?

It is mounted to the drivers side taillight lens inside the trunk. It simply unplugs from the lens.

Where do you find the fuel filter on an 1988 Accord LX and how do you change it?

I dont know for sure where the fuel filter is on an 88 accord,I used to own an 84 accord and it had 2 of them.One was the main located inside rear drivers side tire near gas tank.the backup was on drivers side in engine compartment on left side of carb..hope this helps.

How to change the door lock actuator on Dodge Ram 2500?

Remove the inside door panel. Remove the linkage from the actuator. Remove the retaining nut from the actuator. Reverse the process to install the new actuator.

Is it hard to change a lock actuator in a 2002 mustang?


How do you change the front two speakers in my 2003 accord?

i wana change speaker for 2003 Honda accord

Change the alternator in a1989 Honda Accord lx?

How to change the alternator in a 1989 Honda accord lx

How do you change ignition switch on a 93 Honda Accord?

how to change manual ignition switch on a 93 Honda accord

How do you change the lock actuator on a Honda Ridgeline?

remove door panel unscrew actuator pull wire out replace new part

How do you change the wheel bearing on a 1998 Honda Accord ex?

how do you change a 1998 Honda accord front wheel bearing

How do you change the cabin filter on 1994 accord?

The 1994 Honda Accord is not equipped with a cabin filter.

People also asked