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$5 Door Lock Motor (Actuator) Fix

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Old 08-14-2010, 09:39 AM
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Yea it can be a pain. I've been working on making more brackets and cutting the rods from 5pmm-10pm yesterday, still working on them now too.
 
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Josh I just watched the video great job! This looks like something I could do to fix my passenger door lock. I could not see in the video what you were drilling out in the door lock. I can see that you put in the clamp for the rod but how will it hook on? I do not want to make a mistake at that point. Thanks
 
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Pictures are on Page 3 of this thread: https://g35driver.com/forums/interio...tor-fix-3.html

After you've done this once, the next time is incredibly easier.
 
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Ordered from Josh and received product quick...now I have working passenger lock
 
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door actuator

i re did mine but it wont work..it worked but when i put the door pannel on it stopped...any help guyss??
 
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Sounds like one of the wires got unplugged from the actuator.
Remove panel to verify. Unless it is making sound, then check the mounting bracket in the interior door handle housing.
Post up any issues you have, I've done 30 of these myself.
 
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pythonjosh View Post
Sounds like one of the wires got unplugged from the actuator.
Remove panel to verify. Unless it is making sound, then check the mounting bracket in the interior door handle housing.
Post up any issues you have, I've done 30 of these myself.
Ditto^^

Just run through the process again and see if you find the problem.
 
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Finally got a chance to fix my passenger side. Followed pythonjosh's videos and got it done in a snap. Was going to fix my driver's side as well, but the kits that I got shorted me on "speed nuts", so I wouldn't have been able to screw my bracket down to the plastic in the door without them. I was able to use a pair of dikes to cut out most of the tab quickly, then had to drill out a little more to make sure it wouldn't interfere with the rod. I thought I might have trouble getting the cable tied down, but that ended up going well. Will take care of the driver's side in the morning.

Thanks again OP and pythonjosh for your instructions!
 
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OP is long gone (last activity 2007), but if it wasn't for him or Manny, I probably wouldn't have done this.
Never seen or heard of universal actuators until this thread.
Thanks spinn.
I actually just got done installing one of these on my gf's sister's ford minivan.
Wish I could drum up more business for other makes and models as well.
Surprised posting on craigslist didn't turn up any customers.
 
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this type of job is hard to drum up on CL; most people don't actually look for specific services to be performed for their vehicle. I was updating people's GPS through a CL posting, and there were some interest, but for the most part people don't follow through.
 
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Many thanks to Mannyz33 and PythonJosh for the photos and the videos. I just performed this installation yesterday on both doors of my G35 2003 coupe and they work beter than the original Renault OEM parts that Nissan snuck in to our Infiniti vehicles... A very nice fix indeed!
 
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Originally Posted by mark.lawler View Post
Many thanks to Mannyz33 and PythonJosh for the photos and the videos. I just performed this installation yesterday on both doors of my G35 2003 coupe and they work beter than the original Renault OEM parts that Nissan snuck in to our Infiniti vehicles... A very nice fix indeed!
 
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Well i followed the guide, hooked everything up, made sure lock was lock and unlock was unlock, put it all back together. Tested few times more, worked..

Went to leave a few mins later and thought id check it one last time and from outside it wouldnt open when i used the remote. So i try and open it from the inside and still not working. So now i cant open the ****ing door at all...

I think the little tab on the lock has come out of the door lock switch and the acuator is not pulling the cable back... MF.

Any ideas?

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I CANT open the door anymore...

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Where the red arrow is i believe that has come loose and now i cant manually open the door.. I have NFI why the actuator will also not work..
 

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Where the red arrow is . That needs to be deeper in that hole. I think I cut off some of that silver plastic to make it fit without bumping the metal clamp.. I need to check my pictures
 
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Originally Posted by Mannyz33 View Post


Like this from page 3. Also for mine one of those small screws on the clamp shook loose after a few months so I just put on some of that thread tape
 

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