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What is causing my doors to unlock?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954025 posted 12/01/10 09:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but the ETACS system in our cars is what automatically unlocks the doors (right after you've locked them) if you have a door open and your key in the ignition. This portion of the system has always worked for me until recently. For some reason, I can shut my car off and remove my key from the ignition, open the driver's door, and lock the doors from the driver side. This tells me that the switch telling the ETACS system that the key is NOT in the ignition is there and working. However, if I shut my car off, open the driver's door and try to lock the PASSENGER side, just recently it has started not allowing this.

Any thoughts as to why this is happening?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954034 posted 12/01/10 10:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Cold weather or mechanical look issue

One of my gvr4's did some kooky shiat with the locks, mang. I don't remember what the fix was, but it had to do with the rod for the lock arm or something behind the doors....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954038 posted 12/01/10 10:19 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hmm, I may have to take a look at that... The only reason I know that it happens this way is because there is something restricting the passenger side lock actuator a bit; if I rely on the automatic locks to lock that door, it only pushes the lock down about half way and it's a gamble if it's actually locked.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954039 posted 12/01/10 10:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yep, it would like lock half way or bounce back up halfway when it locked. I know that it had to do with door innards, Jeffy.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954092 posted 12/01/10 03:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have the same problem sometimes. If I lock it from the passenger side it works. I think my solenoid is taking a crap on the drivers side.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 954143 posted 12/01/10 06:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mine did that exact thing. The linkage was binding in the door. The actuator would not be able to force the lock tabby guy up all the way, and would reset- locked.

IIRC, it was the rod to the lock/latch in the door that was causing the issue, but YMMV.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 955284 posted 12/06/10 12:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My Galant GS does the same thing once in a while. It will unlock after I lock it. I just keep trying till it stays locked. I agree with it being a binding issue, if the actuator cant smoothly pull the locks down then they will return to the original position.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 955362 posted 12/06/10 04:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
161/2000 had this problem after my ex gf spilled soda on part of the door, soaking the plastic lock tab... once it dried, it would stick the tab up or down, and would cause the locks to return to position. Make sure nothing is sticking in any one door. Watch the locks when you lock it.. see if any dont want to go down.



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