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A security device which requires a physical or digital key to unlock the device.

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08 Prius - Does hatchback door need replacing when just the handle is broken?

My son's car 2008 Toyota Prius. His hatchback won't open, so he took it to a body shop, who said the entire hatchback door needs to be replaced to fix the locking mechanism. It'll be in the shop for ...
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Honda CR-V 2008 disconnect passenger door from central lock

Recently I bought Honda CR-V 2008 and it has a problem with the front passenger door producing a loud cracking sound when locked and unlocked with a central lock (and it doesn't actually get locked ...
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what's the best lubricant for door locks? [duplicate]

I'm looking into door lock lubrication and protection. I'm having a hard time deciding between what to use. I watched a few videos on this. A professional locksmith used dry ptfe lubricant spray after ...
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Door unlocking with signal sent over a phone call

Recently I have heard that somebody locked up keys inside the car while on vacation, so after calling family back home, asking them to use spare keys unlock button close near the phone, so that other ...
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Jeep CanBus Lock/Unlock new duplicate door latch

I have an 07 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD. I have a rear bumper mounted tire carrier that I would like to repurpose an extra door latch to secure the tire carrier closed. Is it possible to piggy back on ...
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2009 Town and Contry - Doors lock when opening driver's side door

I've got a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country Touring with the 3.8L V6. Recently, the interior doors have begun locking when the driver's side door is opened. Specifically, the moment I pull the door ...
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remote key lock unlock stopped working

I have a 2015 volkswagen passat tsi, the fob for locking / unlocking the car has stopped working. The led on the fob still illuminates. I tried replacing the coil cell battery (cr2032) on the fob, but ...
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Installed cheap foreign door locks. Now door is stuck closed

2008 Yukon XL. I usually know better but the allure of an $80/4 pack of door lock solenoids vs. $180/each was too good not to at least try. Of course I didn't count on Murphy's Law. I managed to ...
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2003 Hummer H2 Coding an Ignition Lock Cylinder

Recently I had to drill out my ignition lock cylinder out because someone broke into my vehicle and drilled a hole into it. See the question about that here: 2003 Hummer H2 Ignition Lock Cylinder Has ...
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How to disable 30-second autolock after turning off car on 2008 Honda Civic EX?

I had to disconnect my battery to do some maintenance a few months ago, and ever since my car has been auto-locking 30 seconds after the engine is turned off if I don't open any doors. This is ...
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i20 2011 MAGNA Door Lock Issues?

Friends! Please cross-check in your car too i20 2011 Magna 1.2 Petrol. In my car i20 2011 Magna, in point 5, doors are still LOCKED when switch is released fully. However, doors are UNLOCK ...
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Vauxhall Corsa Twinport 2004 - Issue With Passenger Door Lock

I own a Vauxhall Corsa Twinport 2004 and have been experiencing some issues with my passenger door, more specifically with the locking mechanism. On a single press of the key fob the drivers side door ...
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Locking car with key fob

I have a Lexus is250. I lock my car once and after few seconds after it unlocks. Any reason why it’s doing this?
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Driver side power lock and remote unlock/lock don't work

I have a 2008 Honda Civic EX. Today the power lock buttons do not lock or unlock the driver door (but the rest of the doors are locked/unlocked accordingly). In addition, the remote's lock/unlock ...
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How do I test the Door lock relay on a Dodge TIPM?

I have a 2011 Dodge Ram. The drivers door lock switch does not lock the doors. The passenger door lock switch will lock all doors, including the drivers. I replaced the drivers door switch with a new ...
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Hi I’ve just replaced my 207 drivers door lock and now when I close the door all the locks lock unlock 3 times and the remote and keys do not lock

I’ve recently changed my drivers door lock on a 3 door 207 and when I try to lock with remote it one nothing when I use the key it locks and unlocks 3 time and then stays unlocked i’ve tried the ...
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Saturn Aura Locking Issue

I have a 2008 Saturn Aura. I've recently run into an issue with my locking system. When the weather gets warmer, 3 out of 4 of my locks stop working. Sometimes it's all 4 locks that have the issue, ...
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2006 accord power lock wiring question

I'm not sure if such a specific question is appropriate here, but: I have a 2006 Honda Accord Coupe EX with nav. and MT. The Power Window Master switch in the driver's side door is from a 2003 model. ...
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Replacing car battery, as soon as the terminals connected locks click on and off

I just replaced the car battery in a 12 year old Ford Focus, on reconnecting the terminals. The door locks continuously click on and off. Any ideas on the cause or suggestions for a fix ?
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2008 Toyota Prius Door Lock Problem

About a month ago, I noticed that my Prius started to chirp and unlock 5 times in a row whenever I used the proximity sensor on the handles (both driver and passenger side, but not the trunk). Shortly ...
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Power lock opens door but won’t lock door

So my friends 2007 Golf City driver side door won’t lock with either door lock switch or fob. Car has central locking so all doors lock at once from the fob. Only driver door doesn’t lock and button ...
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Why are ignition lock cylinder so greased on the outside?

A while ago I removed the ignition lock cylinder. When doing so I noticed grease/lubricant around it and don’t know why but I wiped it off and put the cylinder back. Why was there grease/lubricant in ...
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Why is my 2008 honda civic coupe clicking?

My 2008 honda civic clicks a fixed number of times when you turn the key on, not when you start it. It also happens when you lock or unlock the doors. I don't think it's the ac actuator because it ...
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Citroën C2 tailgate doesn't latch unless I push really hard

There are two latches on the tailgate of my Citroën C2 - the right-hand one latches fine, so the boot can close and lock, but the left-hand one doesn't, making it insecure. I've found that it will ...
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Changing car locks to newer ones for security?

does it make sense to change the locks in an old car for security reasons? Let´s say cars build in the 90s, which are (as I assume) very easy to steal because of the older, more simple locks? Kind ...
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What is the most cost-efficient solution when door keys do not fit ignition?

I know similar questions have been asked but I'm specifically looking for the most cost efficient way to solve the following problem. I have a 2006 Lexus RX400h for which the physical door key does ...
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Car lock cover plate jammed in lock

I drive a 2008 Holden Barrina which I’ve had for about a year now. The control doesn’t work So I’ve been opening the drivers side door with a key this whole time. About a week ago I put the key inside ...
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How do I install a "Mister Bean lock" that's effective and prevents water intrusion?

The door locks on my truck are badly busted and probably not worth replacing - a set of new locks and other latch mechanism parts, plus my time spent installing them would cost more than the truck is ...
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Is it possible to open a car's door lock with smartphone?

Smartphones like samsung galaxy s6 edge have Infrared lens at the top which helps in turning on many devices (like Aircondition etc). What if we copy the wave that is transmitted by the original ...
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Lock Fob and lock button work only with ignition switch on: 2001 Infiniti 130t

Just got my 2001 Infinite i30t back from the shop. I have noticed that the fob and door button both now only work to lock and unlock the car with the key in the ignition switch and turned to the on ...
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Help with reading a scheme for car locking control box Peugeot 306 1997

I have Peugeot 306 from 1997 and I have a problem with the locking system. When I'm trying to lock the car it attempts to lock all doors, but then immediately unlocks all doors. I had a problem with ...
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Locked out of car due to cold weather

I have a 2010 Ford Taurus SEL that I can not get into. This morning while leaving for work I was unable to open my driver door and thought it might be frozen shut. I tried to get into the passenger ...
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Car window locking pins frozen, cannot pull the pin up

Did it ever happen to anyone in cold weather? I literally could not pull up the pins with my fingers to open the door until inside the car heats up. What can I do if it happens again?
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2006 Scion XB sometimes unlocks doors, sometimes doesn't

My 2006 Scion XB has some problems with unlocking the doors. Sometimes when I press the unlock button it doesn't unlock the driver and passenger door. So when I try to do it manually by pulling up the ...
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Car door lock cover plate is stuck open

The metal cover plate on my driver side door lock is stuck open: It's supposed to be closed like this: Would it be okay to leave it like that, or would the inside of the lock eventually rust and ...
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Ford Transit Fobless Key?

I have a 2019 Ford Transit 350. It's a van conversion and I do a lot of kayaking, etc., so I'd like to have a key that can survive being underwater. Is it possible to cut a door and ignition key for ...
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Pontiac Vibe remote not working

My 2010 Pontiac Vibe's doors no longer work using the remote. They work fine from inside the car, but won't function with the dongle. I replaced the battery in the dongle with no joy. The back hatch ...
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2000 Mazda Familia - door not unlocking

So the driver’s door locks and unlocks fine when the door is not closed both manually with the key and with the electronic/alarm buttons. All mechanisms seem to work fine. But as soon as I close the ...
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RX 300 (2001) doors lock/unlock problem

I have Lexus RX 300 (2001). 3 doors starts not responding to lock/unlock in most cases. But sometimes works. Only one rear and trunk doors works correctly. Also works correctly manually with keys....
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Cloning Kia Picanto key with Zed Bull Programmer

Not so long ago I bought a second hand Kia Picanto, but unlikely it came with only one key. Cloning this kind of key seemed pretty expensive, so I did a small research about key cloning, since cloning ...
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Locked out, can I get in through my trunk? 1999 Mercury Sable

I have the key, but it won't open any of the door locks. Fob and keyless entry won't work, the battery died (yes, I need to get it replaced). I can probably get into the trunk, a good shove in just ...
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2007 Ford f150 unlock/lock button

I have not had this truck long I bought it a couple of weeks ago and the driver side unlock buttons work for the driver side only but the lock button works for both sides. I can only unlock the ...
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door locks locking and unlocking problems

I have a 2007 jeep commander, when I unlock my doors using my fob sometimes it will unlock and then lock right away but not always. its a guessing game when it will happen.
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How to get access to Fuel Flap on VW Polo?

My Fuel Flap wont unlock... it has been playing up for a few months but now it wont open at all. I need to put fuel in my car but cannot unlock the Fuel Flap, I have tried unlocking and locking via ...
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2006 Accord - Can't unlock with either key fob or actual key

I am currently locked out of my 2006 Accord, as I cannot get the driver door (or any other door, for that matter) to unlock. When I try the unlock button on the key fob, the door locks make a light ...
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2005 Camry Key Doesnt unlock door but fob does after DIY actuator replacement

I have a 2005 Toyota Camry and my driver door actuator failed. I bought a replacement part, removed the panel and replaced it as I had seen done. The lock works great when using the key fob, interior ...
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What would be the best method to treat frozen outer door handles?

The car is 2012 VW Passat. For a second year in a row, when it gets really cold, the passanger's outer door handle-mechanism freezes and I cannot open that door. When I lock/unlock the car I hear ...
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VW GOLF MK4 Doors won’t open from inside or outside

I have just replaced my front passenger door actuator as the door was deadlocked shut. The door now unlocks with the key fob, however neither the inside or outside handles work and the door still ...
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Door lock open detector

Can anyone think of any mechanical sensor gadget that I can put on top of the door lock above to detect if it gets opened? In my place, robbers open car doors during traffic and steal or hold up ...
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How to fix a voltage drop on car power door lock

I've installed a Keetec car power door lock on my car. It works on four doors but even though it locks and unlocks the voltage on the actuators drops to about 7-8V. Problem is that the control unit ...
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