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ARRRRR, car won't lock! (306 DT, P reg)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Spamalot, 27 Feb 2006.

  1. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    Location: Cambridge

    Rite, it’s been happening on and off for a while now. Get out the car go push the button to “lock” the door and it locks and then unlocks the second after (same if I use the key), as if the doors are still open. So, I go around the car opening and shutting the doors for 5 mins and normally it sorts its self out, until last night. Spent about 15 mins opening and closing the doors and still no joy. Its strange because the car must think all the doors are closed because when I put the lights on the “beep beep” doesn’t sound.

    Any ideas what this could be, and more importantly how to fix it? I think it’s the passenger door as when I’m on my own I can’t remember it doing this, not certain though.

    Please help, it’s driving me mad!

    :mad: :p
     
  2. Nathan

    Mobster

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    the wire looms that run into the front doors. Look for split wires, spray wd40 in their too, get rid of any moisture. Also spray some in the locks.
     
  3. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    Thick question coming up........

    by that you meen the black tubes that have the speaker and other wires in?
     
  4. Pug

    Soldato

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    Location: Over there...

    not the boot is it? my celica caught me out t'other day when the boot was shut, but not properly shut...
     
  5. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    Its been slamed to death, it better be shut or else!
     
  6. JollyGreen

    Wise Guy

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    Lol I had that with my alfa once, best thing was it would lock, then unlock itself.
    I thought it was just being contrary!
     
  7. Enfield

    Soldato

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    Checked the fuses?
     
  8. Nathan

    Mobster

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    Peel back the black plastic inbetween the two front doors. Bet one of your wires has cracked ;)
     
  9. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    I take it you meen the rubber between the door and car and not the dash board?
     
  10. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    Would this not just stop the doors locking all together? and not locking then unlocking?
     
  11. Enfield

    Soldato

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    I don't know but it may be worth checking just to be sure. They're not hard to check, won't take 2 mins...

    Good luck finding the problem, electrical faults are a right pain in the arse to find :(
     
  12. Nathan

    Mobster

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    Comon mate, use your head ;) The wires in your door to your switches + window have to come from somewhere, look at your door, you ll understand! Over time they crack and fail, this may explain why it started as a fixable problem by opening and closing the door.
     
  13. Enfield

    Soldato

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    Also check the earthing points...
     
  14. Spamalot

    Soldato

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    Thanks people, will have a look.
     
  15. Clarkey

    Capodecina

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    not entirely that helpful, but my nan's 306 did that, its a long time sold now though, I doubt she will remember what the problem was.