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



Does anyone have a diagram of the relay compartment belong to 
what/what they do? I was hoping that there would be a sticker on the 
underside of the cover/board, but there is none. Additionally, I 
would like to know how to test them out. I just see a whole bunch of 
relays that all look the same, and since I mostly work on my car at 
night, cannot read them with a flashlight.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Almy <chris.almy@xxxx> wrote:
>
> 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

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