We whipped the door skin off and fitted a new door lock mechanism solenoid which I got from a local breakers for £38. I hate interior panels, so many plastics that break easily. Isit an easy job to change the locking mechanism by yourself? Just spent 5 min looking at it on the weekend. Once I had the hole I was able to push open the lock, which is a red plastic piece whcih stops the handle fully opening. It suddenly gave up and I could not open the passenger side door in the front. For any question feel free to ask. Pry the clip out and let it hang red arrow below.
I managed to fix it by stripping the interior trim and reaching through a hole in the inside skin to unlock from inside. Hi, I know no one gave you any help on this one, but I've had a Mk5 for a few months now and got exactly the same issue. Recently when using the fob to lock the doors, the passenger door hasn't locked. The circular adhesive patch which covers this hole had not been replaced in position. Hi, yeah you hear a double click, but doesn't open from the inside or out.
Obviously this is a last resort but I am wondering if this is the case, then what is the best way of getting it open. Interestingly now I have a door closed having access to the mechanical parts, I can push the levers around, but no luck as I have a deadlock on the door. Another option is that the latch is released but the spring that pops the door open is broken. Hello hopefully get some tips from you. I used scan tool to cycle the lock but was still dead lock jammed.
You can also see the door handle module the white box on right side. As the door is like an outer skin, there seems very little option but to cut into the door to get it open, as suggested by others on other forums. I think it was designed with a weakness to break easily. Anyways there are about six wires that run from the door to the cowl pillar in a rubber boot. Some people did post step by step how to replace the lock. So far those on three of the four doors have separately malfunctioned. Pulling the outside handle feels fine for a locked door.
Much better than having to cut the external door skin. I tried my other fob just in case it was a problem with the battery and still got the same problem. I'm with the door closed and can not open at all, but I already have access inside. Much congratulations for the work done in post helped me a lot. I am stuck guessing at the moment but I have replaced the lock mechanism as I thought it was faulty but after replacement the door still doesn't lock. If you wish to re-key and replace the door lock, note that the ignition cylinder lock, trunk lock, and glove box lock would also have to be replaced. Im sorry for my horrible English in this video.
These braces, the door frame, and the pillar between the doors are designed to be stiffer than the crumple zone steel and are supposed to stop a side impact and cabin intrusion. Inexplicably, the problem with this lock eventually resolved itself and touch wood has never returned. The door wiring harness could also be cracked. The clip is outlined for emphasis. Will it be a broken mechanism or has the central locking got confused? Are the willing do to such jobs if you have the parts.
I've now got the vehicle error codes which I assume some are related to the problem, these are 4608, 43680, 37889, 1258, if this helps?. Pull the door handle open and you should be able to pull the lock cylinder straight out after the bolt is loosened. This only happens intermittently though, but its starting to happen more often. And, when the external door panel was reinstalled, its rear edge had not been neatly aligned with the adjacent bodywork. Try from both inside and outside the car, press lock and the keyfob. Won't unlock from inside or outside.
The torx bolts along the bottom are different than the ones along the side so keep them separate! Similar thing happened on my falcon, lock the doors and still able to open the 'locked' door. Browsing a Haynes manual in a bookshop may be enough. I saw that thread too, but my problem is not just the lack of a confirmation beep; I'm also lacking any front driver's side door locking capability. Regarding the lever down the door card, it looks a lot harder on the mk5 than the four to get down there but I feel i will be tempted to try this first when it comes back in on Friday. You are able to unlock it from inside but not from outside. My Dad had this problem in his 2002 Megane.
Refer to the below pics and look at your car for an idea of where to put the tape. I know my car is not a part of the forum but already Aondo research at two days on the subject without any answer: Thanks for your time and your work. Inside the black plastic housing which encloses the electric module of the lock, a piece of foam-plastic adhesive tape had been placed so that when the two halves of the housing were fitted together this tape pressed down on the location where the connection strips enter the smaller motor. Peel it to the side and loosen the T20 torx bolt inside as much as possible. I managed to get the panel off, and the old lock out. You may also be able to reach the release either by reaching into the wheel well or removing an interior panel. Not very technical but it worked.