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I've had central locking refusing to stay locked with several cars when any of the door sensors (or boot lid sensor, or even engine cover sensor) thinks its door is open - whether it's actually the case, or the sensor has jammed for some reason. This hypothesis can be checked by setting the interior lighting to the setting where it lights upon open doors. In ...


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For those trying to use graphite, a little trick I learned of in a camera repair manual is to use a liquid to carry the graphite into the areas you're trying to lubricate. The liquid they used in the book was lighter fluid as it evaporates completely leaving no residue, so it will carry or wick the graphite you have mixed into the lighter fluid and then the ...


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Professional locksmiths (my best friend is a CML) will tell you to never use grease, oil, WD-40 or the like inside a lock cylinder. That stuff collects dust and dirt, gumming up the pins in the lock cylinder. Graphite is the way to go, and your local locksmith should carry a plastic tube or rubber squeeze bottle which has a very small tubular opening about ...


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Sounds like the barrel of the lock is damaged, maybe the striker for anticlockwise movement is missing or worn. [the actuator that pushes the locking mechanism back when you turn the key in the unlock direction]


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You can obviously make any mods you like to a car, but they are not likely to be sanctioned by the dealership. Dealers will not want to sell this sort of thing for a couple of reasons: It will be a security risk It may invalidate your insurance It is likely to be a custom install That said, technically it's an easy mod - you fit a locking system that is ...


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It turns out the way to resynch a Cobra key fob is to hold both buttons down for about 6-8 seconds, or until the flashing lights stop flashing. You then release the buttons, and press each of them once. Update: It turns out there is even a Cobra Car Tech YouTube channel, and they have a video showing what I have described above.


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Yes, but it is probably just as easy to fix the problem! There are two ways to disable it - either remove the fuse from the central locking system (if there is one fuse that only powers that), or disconnect the wiring from the driver's door actuator, so that locking that door does not trigger the system. If you're going to do the latter, you might as well ...


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This a warning for the engines immobiliser. Re-programme the keys: With a key switch the ignition on, insert key to be programmed into the drivers door and manually lock the vehicle, press the lock button once, wait a couple of seconds and press the lock button once again. The vehicles horn should beep to let you know the key has been programmed. Repeat for ...


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Just remembered that I hadn't posted an answer to this and thought I would just in case someone else has a similar situation. I ended up taking off the ignition cylinder myself (was easier than I thought). Turns out that the ignition cylinder had a a metal rod inside of it that is supposed to turn when you turn the key but it was broken so instead of ...


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I don't think it's necessarily a wiring problem. Here are my thoughts, having just rebuilt two door lock actuators in one of my vehicles: First - the rear driver side door sounds like the door lock actuator motor is dead. Second - the other issues may or may not be related to the actuators. Can you answer this, do the intermittent problems happen only ...


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I am pretty sure this is a wire problem. Open the door and check the cable between door and middle pillar. If everything is fine, check the door lock engine. For example replace it between the right and the left door. If the engine is also fine, I would just bridge the wires with some other door.



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