Re: [DML] Power door locks
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Re: [DML] Power door locks



The D is actually very similar. It doesn't matter if you lock/unlock the 
door from the inside or outside, either way the other door will do the 
same. So from the drivers side using the key, when you unlock the door, the 
passenger side should unlock as well.

Before you start troubleshooting, disable the electronic locks by 
disconnecting the big white connector on the lock module in the relay 
compartment. Verify that each door properly locks and unlocks using both 
the inside switch and key (remember, the doors should be closed when 
locked). If they don't do this, you're not going to get anywhere with the 
electronics. Use this page to help align the locks if they aren't working 
properly:
http://www.dmcnews.com/bulletins/ST-10-8.81.html

Fixing the electronics can be a bit more tricky. If you can solder 
electrical components, start of by replacing the two relays in the lock 
module (Toby sells an upgraded version). If they haven't failed, they will 
someday and possibly lock you in the D! So you might as well replace them. 
Now if one or both of the doors aren't functioning properly, then you 
probably have to deal with the solenoids.

You can replace them with other solenoids at a great expense or rebuild 
them. I did this to one of mine using the article in the tech section. It 
wasn't fun, but it worked. Now I would just recommend shelling out the $100 
and buy Toby's actuator upgrade. Installing the actuators is cheaper then 
replacement solenoids and quicker then rebuilding them.

I hope this helps. If you still have issues with the system, let us know 
exactly what the problem is.

Chris
VIN 4099

At 04:04 PM 11/29/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>Hello all.
>   I'm about to dive in and start diagnosing the inoperative power
>locks in my D.  What I need to know is, how are they supposed to work?
>For example, when can I expect the passenger's door to lock and unlock?
>In my Toyota (an 85 Celica) the driver's door is unlocked using the
>key, then a second twist to the unlock position unlocks the
>passenger's side too.  I know the D is different, but I don't know
>what I should expect.
>
>Matt Smith





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