[DML] Re: Door locks jammed? new fix!
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[DML] Re: Door locks jammed? new fix!

Way to go, Tom!
Let me train my 31 year old kid to do the same :D
At least he's got long arms and has proper technical experience.

You probably now go for Toby's actuators?
Since the car has probably not gotten any updates, look at the 
article of Elvis about upgrading the door lock module.
As you have experienced while being over here, mine no longer gives 


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
> We brought my wifes new '81 home yesterday and began assessing what 
needed to be done first.  It was clear the door 'innards' were a 
mess, one window dead up the other dead down, release latches barely 
working, etc.
> I forgot to warn my wife not to lock the doors, she did and the 
power locks kicked in.  When we realized they would not release 
again, I told her I thought I could fix it, not to worry and to go 
inside for a while...
> Apologies in advance to the ethically squeamish - but I found an 
easy way to deal with it.  I took my 4 year old son to my '82 and 
taught him how to get into the electrical panel, and we then 
practiced disconnecting the door lock module.  I can assure you all 
that a 4 year old child can be successfully inserted through an open 
window.  With a bit of direction, they can also do reasonable 
electrical work too!
> Once the solenoids were no longer powered we found the drivers door 
was still jammed, but he was able to unlock the passenger door and 
open it from the inside even before his mother knew what I had done. 
He's quite proud of himself too for fixing mommy's new car.  I'm 
considering now trying to tech him to get on the creeper and replace 
the fuel accumulator!
> Starting over again - wish us luck.
> Tom
> 10902
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