Re: [DML] Help! Door lock problem! -- Eureka!
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Re: [DML] Help! Door lock problem! -- Eureka!



Thank you to all who helped.  The problem was in the lock module.

Jace

VIN 3488



----- Original Message ----- 

From: "Ryan Wright" <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 12:26 AM
Subject: Re: [DML] Help! Door lock problem!


>> Here is a new development.  While verifying that the module itself was
>> getting power, I also checked the capacitors.  While the system was
>> "unlocked", the lock capacitor was holding at 12v, and the unlock 
>> capacitor
>> was holding at .5v.  When I "locked" the system, the unlock capacitor was
>> holding at 12v, and the lock capacitor was holding at .5v.  So when I 
>> went
>> to unlock, the system responded and unlocked, however now both capacitors
>> were holding at .5v.  Obviously, when I went to lock again, there was not
>> enough standby power to activate.  The module is getting steady power at
>> this time.  I am not an electrician, so I'm not sure why it's taking so 
>> long
>> for the capacitors (which just got replaced because I thought the old 
>> ones
>> were shot) to charge again.  They do eventually charge because I am able 
>> to
>> lock/unlock again after some time.
>>
>
> The problem is definitely in the lock module then. Unfortunately, you
> have just moved beyond my realm of expertise - I'm not an electrical
> engineer, either - so I'll have to bow out. I see Elvis responded, if
> anyone can help you solve this he's your man. He's helped me out on
> several occasions with things like this. ;-)
>
> Good luck, and sorry I couldn't be of more help!
>
> -Ryan
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