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$5 Door Lock Motor (Actuator) Fix

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Old 04-19-2012, 09:50 PM
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I'm an idiot! Didn't know I had to hit the remote bUtton twice!

Anyway, this was a pain in the *** to do. I would really hate to do this again.
 
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this is easy
 
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You may have an issue with your key fob.
Crack it open and make sure the button is working correctly.

Ohhhh lol, you were doing the passenger side!
 
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Originally Posted by joe diego View Post
I'm an idiot! Didn't know I had to hit the remote bUtton twice!
Anyway, this was a pain in the *** to do. I would really hate to do this again.
WTF was hard about it? SMH
I had my 17yr old daughter do the fix following you tube...LOL
 
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congrats!
 
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Originally Posted by Mannyz33 View Post
Thanks to JFPOUND for the initial concept and FIREFOX for answering a couple of wiring questions.

Definitely would be a good idea to have a Dremel tool.

Went to Lowe’s and picked up a aluminum bar that was long enough to produce two brackets.

1. Measure, cut & bend the bar to fit in between the two ribs.
2. Drill the holes necessary to mount the actuator.


3. Mount actuator to the bracket. ( I opted to screw it in through the back).


4. Cut this part off inorder to give your clamp room to slide.
( I used my Dremel tool to cut it then a grinding attachment bit to grind it down a bit).
BEFORE


AFTER


5. Drill the holes necessary to enable the rod to pass through.


6. Mount your actuator to the door panel.
( Don't forget to slide your clamp in place before you mount the bracket or you will need to dismount later to fit it in.


7. Remove the door speaker and right below you will find the wire harness for the OEM actuator, pull the purple & blue wires out slightly.
I opted tap into the wires rather then cut them and put connectors.



8. I opted to pull the wires through this rubber wire housing.


9. Clamp down the rod and oem actuator wire together ( Do not over tighten cause you'll crack the clamp.)


10. Fit the wire with the desired connectors ( i purchased connectors that matched those that came with the actuator ) and connect to the actuator and test.
Did you use a specific t tap connector or any tap work fine?
 
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Originally Posted by pythonjosh View Post
I've done this fix to 15 G coupes (and growing) down here in So Cal, and I've cut the actuator wires on each one.
With the number that I have done, and will do in the future, I don't want to find out if 1 in 15 oem actuators that are left wired up will cause a problem, or even 1 in 100.
Because that one that has a problem from the dead actuator spreading its cancer, is gonna be a B!TCH to fix.
So I haven't had a key remote for years, Mom sent it to the washer...anywho my manual locking has never had issues until about 2 hours ago.... I went to manually unlock my car and the lock won't budge to unlock nor to lock it, the door handle still has resistance when I try to open it. I had to call AAA to unlock it, they did it from the passenger side. No alarm or anything, once I opened the drivers side, horn is blasting...

Using the power lock I noticed my drivers side lock wasn't completely locking forward. Is this the actuator? I don't want to leave my car unlocked and blare the alarm if I use my drivers side door..

I've read thru this thread and I haven't read any problems like mine as most of you were able to use your key...anyone in SoCal who can locally help and refer to a person who knows how to fix this would be greatly appreciated. I have no desire to visit any dealershits..
 
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1.sounds like the acutator..
2 you can buy a new key fob online
3 all Gs can be opened with a coat hanger, no need to call AAA (unless its free and quick)
 
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This is such an ingenious fix for a potentially expensive OE part replacement. My DIY went exactly as outlined throughout this post. I also took the opportunity to perform the DIY: Window Rattle Fix.
Recommended!
 
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Originally Posted by Mannyz33 View Post
Definitly easy to do and cost is minimal.
Driver's side took me a hair over an hour to do and still works like a champ
considering the way my children close the doors
what color cables did you tap on the driver side? I heard that there are more cables on the harness on the driver side compared to the passanger side.
 
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