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

dmcchaser 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
The door locks in the D are basicly just tied together electricly, to
put it most simply. When you lock one door (or unlock), the other door
should lock as well (or unlock). To my knowledge it shouldn't matter if
this is done with the key or from inside, or from either door.  One
thing that bugs me about the door locks operation in general is the fact
that you can't really lock the doors with them open, then shut them. The
front latch (I believe anyway. might be the rear) has to be on it's
striker pin before the lock mechanism will engage. Otherwise the
pushrods will just bend.  This pretty much requires you to allways lock
the door with the key once closed when your outside the car. Kinda
annoying to me. I'll probably use a keyless entry of some type when I
get that far on my own resto.  Probably go with one of the wings a loft

Though on a funny note. When I asked the PO of my car if the door locks
worked before I bought it. He said he didn't know. He'd allways heard so
many bad things about the door locks burning out or locking people in
their car so he never locked the car the whole time he owned it. I found
out when I got it home that they didn't though. The controller was non
functional and one of the solenoids was burnt out.


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