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Old 12-14-2006, 12:49 AM   #1
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Angry Driver side power door lock malfunction?

it starts to act weird today, the power door lock on the driver side is out of order, it will not work on remote control either.but the passenger door and hatch are working normal...i have to use the physical key to lock the driver side door... anyone has this problem too? what should i do before i bring it back to dealer ?
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:05 PM   #2
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Bring it back and they'll make u wait 6 hours for either a relay or another simple thing that takes 15 minutes to fix.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:14 AM   #3
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Bring it back and they'll make u wait 6 hours for either a relay or another simple thing that takes 15 minutes to fix.
so what should i do ?
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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Sounds like the door lock actuator is pooched.....
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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Waking up the sticky Lock

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Sounds like the door lock actuator is pooched.....
Did we ever get to the bottom of this?

I have had 8 Honda's in my life and when each of them reached 100K or so the drivers side actuator went to pot.

Just wanted to get some input.

thanks in advance.
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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This is the only thread I could find that MIGHT be germane to what you're looking for. I hope it helps.

http://www.elementownersclub.com/for...ight=door+lock
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:08 PM   #7
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Don't know if this might help, but, on my OTHER vehicle, the remote never had a problem, but the driver's key only worked sometimes when you double unlock where it was supposed to unlock the rest of the doors. The only time it works better (read: like it should) was right after I shot some Lock-Thaw into the cylinder. Since it's now warmer, might suggest WD-40 or something similar as a first try. It won't hurt the lock, and, maybe it will solve the problem...... :D:)
Just make sure that, if some gets on the paint, that you clean it off quickly as it WILL cause problems later.

Something to try.... :)
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:38 AM   #8
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Well WD-40 is a degreaser... so not sure if that is the route you want to go. Can always try graphite if the lock is sticking. I have had that work before on a Chevy with power locks.
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Well WD-40 is a degreaser... so not sure if that is the route you want to go. Can always try graphite if the lock is sticking. I have had that work before on a Chevy with power locks.
WD-40 is actually a Water Displacer...not a grease displacer.
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^ You are correct but it is mostly made of solvent with a smaller amount of mineral oil. Not necessairly ideal for lubrication, or at least I don't think so.
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