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On the 2003 Corolla the release for rear seats is in the trunk. There are two knobs close to the hinges of the trunk. Those are the rear seat back releases. If you push them toward the rear of the car they will pop and release the rear seat backs and you can fold them down and access the trunk. This assumes of course that you have access to the inside of ...


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This is quite easy, but you need to do yourself a favor and get a factory wiring diagram. It will save you hours of frustration and confusion. The factory wiring diagrams will tell you exactly when the circuits are active and when they aren't. On top of that they will tell you the colors and sometimes the current flow. You really don't want to hook up a ...


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With difficulty ;) Remove the door card (interior trim) if it's not off already - this should reveal a number of holes in the inner skin of the door. Using a small mirror and a torch, try to work out where the wire has gone - it'll probably be in the most inconvenient place possible! You'll then need to use something to try and grab it - I'd recommend a ...


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I have had a similar issue with remote controls before. Just for completeness, I've already listed two things you've already tried -- they're primarily for anyone who reads this some time in the future. Replace the battery You already know this one, but it's the easiest and most typical fix. It's also pretty inexpensive, so a good thing to try. If you get ...


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You can use a wheel lock removing set. I believe most automotive stores will sell them. They can also easily be found online. Or you can drill the nut and stud. Which takes a long time. It would be faster & cheaper to pay a mechanic for a half hour labor to remove your wheel locks.


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You could take the screw out of the center of the knob. Remove it, then put it on only to shut off or turn on the fuel.


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The fact that you can here some noise from the door with the inoperational lock is an indication that the wiring is fine. There is a good chance that the door lock actuator has gone bad and needs to be replaced.


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Try using some graphite lube on the lock cylinder before you give up on it. If you remove the lock cylinder, disassemble it, and clean it, you may improve it's function. You should also be able to get the lock cylinder re-keyed at the dealer or a locksmith prior to installation.


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The principle is the same as if you've left a door ajar ... the system will not lock the door. I've had this happen many times in my truck where one door or the other doesn't close all the way. The system recognizes this and won't lock the doors. I will click on the remote twice to lock and then acknowledge (through a horn beep) the locking of the doors. The ...


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PROBLEM As you can see in the photo, on the lock actuator replacement part for my car door there is a plastic part (left) and a metal part (right). The two parts, metal and plastic, are supposed to move as one unit. If the unit is rotated anti-clockwise then the door lock will be in the locked position. If the door is rotated clockwise then the door would ...


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You need to find a way to open the door, slim jim or other tool. Once the door is open you need to remove the lock cylinder to get the broken key out. Depending on the vehicle how hard or easy this is. The cylinder may have been damaged and would need replaced and re-pinned to your key, this would require a locksmith. If you can remove the lock cylinder ...


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It sounds like either the solenoid that activates the lock has failed, or the linkage connecting them has come adrift, or there is a problem with the wiring going to the solenoid - the solenoid failing is usually the most common of these. You'll probably have to remove the door trim (either get a manual or look on youtube for a guide), in order to get ...


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There are some vehicles that require a FOB reprogram if the battery is not replaces according to a procedure Some manufacturers have a battery replacement procedure so key fobs, stereos and clocks do not have to be reset after the replacemnt. I can not validate a 2000 Jaguar but I can say a 2013 Jaguar (yahg-u-r) does require a process driven battery ...


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The problem persist and I remove the door card yesterday. I figured that the reason is the mis-aligned rod connected to manual lever used to open the door from the inside. It somehow gotten loose from the guide and blocks the spring/switch (it looks like a spring) connected to the actuator. So there is no way for the actuator to work on-off. I also figured ...


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There is a cam within the ignition switch mechanism that pushes the locking pin out when the key is turned. the mechanism is a complete component and when they have broken in the past on vehicles I have worked on owned I have simply replaced them. Individual components within the ignition switch module cannot be purchased. If disassembled they may be able ...


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The power door lock circuit includes the Body Control Module, Door Lock Switches, and Door Lock Actuators. The upper plug has no relevance in the circuit and is used partly as the door ajar circuit. The lower plug with the tan and gray wires are for the door lock actuator. The door lock switches are 3 wire. Black is ground, red/black is output signal to ...


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As Zaid says, it sounds like a problem with the actuator. Are you trying to open it with the key, or a remote? I presume key from the way you've phrased it? If it's the key, then it'll be the actuator in the driver's door - i.e. the switch that is activated when you turn the key. I suspect from your description that water has got in somehow, and caused a ...


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There isn't a mechanical relay it's all controlled by the Guard Lock and Alarm module. Gain access to the module and test for power on pins A26 (green/red) B1 (red) and B8 (white). Test for ground on pin A1 (black) If you don't have power on those pins check fuses 7 & 8 in the under dash fuse box. And fuse 9 in the engine compartment fuse box. If you ...


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Are you sure it's the fob? First, I don't believe you need to get the remote programmed for a battery change ... most cars are not this way. Second, when the locks pop back up, this is usually due to one of the doors being ajar. Could also be the trunk lid or the hood. Before you assume it's the remote (sounds like it's actually working to me or you'd get ...


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To be honest, I've been unable to find a vehicle this works on. In principle of course, where it works, it will be because the central locking mistakenly thinks the door is ajar. It doesn't work on every brand of car though. At least on my Toyota, and my wife's Suzuki, the mechanism appears to be specifically designed to avoid such tampering. That is to say,...


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I've checked with W203 2010 and the central lock works. Also with a friends KIA and Toyota. Central lock still works. I also suspect this might be a hoax.


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This is the perfect use case for the Pac tr-7. It's basically a programmable relay. You can set it up to do all sorts of tasks, usually around bypassing the requirement that a vehicle be in park for video to play or disabling traction control on startup. Good luck man.


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Don't know if this would be the best way to attack the problem, but here's what I would do. Remove the interior door handle and fiddle with the linkage trying to get the door to open. If that does not work, remove that passenger's seat so you have room to work. Remove the door cover. Hopefully this can be done with the door closed. Even if you can't get ...


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I suspect you'll have to take that to a shop - I had a very similar set of locks on a car before, I tried using a remover set like the one in Ben's answer, but it didn't get anywhere - the outer chromed ring split in two circumferentially and just span - the tyre shop used a special single-use tool that was hammered into the keyhole and deformed to fit.


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This video shows how to get into the trunk from the inside of the car. It works on 2003 Corollas as well: pull the left back seat so you can insert your arm behind it feel for the three holes insert a finger into the middle hole and pull left


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Doesn't work on Kia Soul, either. I can even hold the door handle as far open as it will go without actually opening the door, and the door still locks with the remote.


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The central locking (open) motor on the driver's door may be faulty or a wire is broken connecting to the motor. The ECU is probably trying to unlock the door when you press the button, but failing. Once you have unlocked the drivers door manually, the ECU is then able to unlock the others. Do you have a button inside the car that can lock and unlock the ...


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I would try to lubricate the door lock mechanism and linkages. You probably have to remove the inner door panel to get to it all. Also, lube the actual lock with tri flow or a dry ptfe type lube.


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Opening the door with the child lock on if the door handle on the outside is broken is quite simple. You'll need two things... a flashlight and either a 6-10 inch pick with a right angle or hook type tip or you can fashion yourself one out of a coat hanger. When making one yourself, make sure its long enough to fit entirely in your palm with about 6-8 inch ...


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i used 35 weight silcone shock fluid from an R/C truck shocks... hope it works



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