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door locks
« on: April 18, 2013, 11:27:59 »

So on the drive home last night my batt light flickered a few times so I turned the radio off. Than I hear a click behind me on the left. The tear door lock was trying to work. I get home and shut the car off. Dr rear would click twice than the pass sides would click. I jiggled the switch a couple times and it didn't help so unhooked the batt. Cars an 84 5th ave
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Re: door locks
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 18:01:12 »

This isn't a common problem so you'll have to do some trouble shooting. If it's only one having the problem its the wiring going to that door. If it's all of them trying to work at the same time it's either the switches or the wiring harness inside the dash that connects the switches on both front doors together. Start by looking for bad wiring between the doors and the car, then look for wiring in the dash or somewhere else that someone has modified before.
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Re: door locks
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 18:09:44 »

Id look at the wires coming in thru the door from the lower A piller.
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Re: door locks
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 07:05:05 »

It sounds like a sticking switch.  It's sticking in the "on" position.  I may have a switch, if you need one.
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Re: door locks
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 12:38:20 »

It sounds like a sticking switch.  It's sticking in the "on" position.  I may have a switch, if you need one.
I had something similar happen with one of my Fifth Ave's, take the switches apart and look closely at them (not hard to do)
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Re: door locks
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 12:43:12 »

He said he already checked the switch. The switch problems I've had just make them lock or unlock and stay that way, there's no sound to it.
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Re: door locks
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 12:50:36 »

Mike,
It's clicking because it's an intermittent "on".  It will keep doing that until the switch is replaced.  Most likely, the lock switch on the left front.
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Re: door locks
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 13:26:47 »

Mike,
It's clicking because it's an intermittent "on".  It will keep doing that until the switch is replaced.  Most likely, the lock switch on the left front.

Thats the one that went bad on me
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Re: door locks
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 20:11:25 »

Mike,
It's clicking because it's an intermittent "on".  It will keep doing that until the switch is replaced.  Most likely, the lock switch on the left front.


OK. I 've never seen one fail like that. Only that the don't do anything or the spring breaks so the switch falls into the locked or unlocked position and stays there forcing the locks to permanently stay however the switch is. If it's stuck on lock you actually have to fight with the key to unlock it because it constantly tries to lock it as you're turning it the other way.
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Re: door locks
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2013, 05:40:23 »

It sticks because of internal wear and can stick wherever the ridges happen to be.  In this case, I think it's making intermittent contact, mostly "on", but also barely "off".  You have to take each case as it sits.  Past experience is invaluable but sometimes leads one astray.
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Re: door locks
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2013, 12:20:19 »

If you mean what I described it's not sticking it was whatever makes the switch go back to it's off position that failed so the switch just flops back and forth.

Im not ruling out the switch, I'm just going by what was described as the problem and past experiences, that it's not all doors trying to do something and this "I jiggled the switch a couple times and it didn't help."


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Re: door locks
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2013, 16:19:06 »

Jiggling the switch  might not have changed anything because the internals are stuck, so moving the external blade didn't move the internal electrical contacts.
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