Re: [DML] Power surge - Lock problem
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Re: [DML] Power surge - Lock problem

Sounds like one of the relays is sticking inside the lock module. This 
causes the solenoids to stay engaged, draining the battery (and causing the 
power drop you noticed on the meter). After a bit of time, a circuit 
breaker will shutdown the circuit temporarily (the clicking you hear). I 
would highly recommend disconnecting the lock module through its large 
white connector. This will disable the system and prevent it from draining 
the battery. Don't worry, the doors will still lock/unlock without this. 
It's just that now you have to lock/unlock both doors instead of just one.

As a fix, you can either replace the relays or just replace the whole 
module with the new digital version. You may also need to replace the 
solenoids now because they might be fried from staying engaged for so long.

VIN 4099

At 04:39 PM 7/10/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>I need some help.
>I am having a problem with, I think, the locks on my DeLorean. It's
>almost like there is a power surge going through the car every couple
>of minutes and it's wearing the battery down. The car won't start
>this morning it wore it all the way down last night.
>There is a little clicking sound and if you look at the volts for the
>battery they flicker this lasts for about 3 seconds and you hear that
>clicking sound again noting the end of the surge. Now if I try and
>lock my car by the driver side it will only lock that door.
>Any one have any advice or have the same problem before we start
>vin 2879

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