[DML] Re: May be buying anoter DMC..
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[DML] Re: May be buying anoter DMC..

Thanks Tom,

This is what I was saying before. At least you understand the point. 
Of coarse in a perfect world the KEY will open the door manually
without assistance and usually does. But because this is a Delorean, 
The only production car that I know of that has two door latches
 and a complicated locking system, All bets are off. I have experienced
exactly what you described. Once the the system was powered back up, 
it functioned properly.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Tait" <TTait@...> wrote:
> Well, if there is no electric power its not the issue, but it could be
> the solution.  The linkages have some play in them, the bell cranks,
> etc.  Unlocking with the key may not put enough pressure on the solenoid
> to move it to a fully unlocked position, and it may be the solenoids
> that are hanging either or both doors up.
> I had a similar problem with my new car and I've been working to get the
> door linkages all adjusted properly.
> I'd suggest taking an electric meter and setting it to continuity mode
> (often it looks similar to a capital K - it's the setting where the
> meter beeps or changes from a 0 to a 1 when you touch red and black
> together), and check to make sure the battery in the car isn't a dead
> short.  If there is no continuity between ground and the + jump start
> post, then you are clear to hook up jumper cables to externally power
> the electrical system.  
> If you do find a short you can try unhooking the cable from the battery
> to the frame, or the + side battery cable, isolating the battery in the
> car will hopefully solve the short, again clearing you to hook up jumper
> cables and try the electrics.
> I wouldn't leave it powered very long, just long enough to try the key
> in both doors and see if the solenoids will kick in to fully unlock
> either door.
> If you see sparks when you hook up the jumper cables - take them off -
> otherwise I say there is at least a 50/50 chance this can get you in -
> and it would only take 5 minutes to do if it goes well.
> Tom

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