Questions tagged [locks]

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

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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 preety expensive, so i did a small research about key cloning, since ...
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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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Help opening stuck drivers side door on a 1999 Lexus GS 400

I have a 1999 Lexus GS 400 that has the drivers side door stuck shut and I can't figure out how to open it. When I got the car, the lock actuators were bad on all of the doors. While replacing the ...
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Certain Electrical things not working on Dodge Stratus

I have a 2002 Dodge Stratus SE Plus. 2.7L. Certain things on it are not quite working. They are: Air Bag light is on Horn doesn't work Cruise control doesn't turn on at all Passenger side windows ...
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2009 Honda Accord door locks only work with key fob - not door power buttons

Having a strange issue with my 2009 Accord. The door locks just stopped working when using the buttons on any of the doors. They lock and unlock just fine using the remote key fob buttons. I hear ...
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Car remote starters on push to start cars

I have a few questions about installing remote starter kits and other aftermarket alarm systems on cars that are push to start(Smart key fob no keys). If the car doesn't start unless you have the key ...
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Passenger door unlocks the whole car when you pull on handle

It's an Australian 1999 Ford Falcon. The car locks and unlocks fine. Everything runs fine. The only problem is when the car is locked, if you pull on the exterior passenger door handle, the whole car ...
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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe - the door fob has quit and locks are acting strange!

I have a recently purchased 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with 160,000 miles. I am shipping the car to the Virgin Islands. I walked out yesterday and the fob for the door locks wasn't working. Changed the fob ...
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Can I use CRC Dry Graphite Lube for Car Door Lock?

It comes in an aerosol can and WITHOUT a straw to fit into the lock slit, which surprised me enough that I was looking into returning it. I can spray it on the key and get at least some of the stuff ...
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My remote key isn’t working to unlock my doors

I own a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. My remote key isn’t working to unlock my doors sometimes, but it always opens my trunk easily when I press it. Sometimes I have to press the unlock button over and ...
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How to program doors to automatically lock at certain time?

We have had a rash of break-ins and thefts from our neighborhood vehicles, and of course -- it did not matter until I became a victim. Apparently, thieves come along late at night, check your door ...
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Do Dodge Journeys lock automatically when left alone?

I've had occasions where I really thought I had left my car unlocked, say after bringing in groceries. But when I get back to my vehicle (2015 Dodge Journey) I sometimes find it already locked. If ...
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Can a totally jammed power lock be caused by the motor?

The power locks on my vehicles have jammed totally. You can deform it a little bit by pressing really hard, otherwise, the bits of the lock mechanism won't move at all. However, they are attached to ...
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Honda R-Type (2003), unlocks and re-locks immediately

I have a Honda R-Type (2003), I am having a locking and unlocking problem. At first, it was a case of it taking more than one click of the fob to lock the driver's side door. When I get in the car all ...
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Is it possible to add keypad entry in vehicles that were not designed to have it

I have a very old car - a 1993 - and the power locks simply by putting the actuators in a series circuit that is energized by routing through the switches. Is there any way to add a keypad entry (...
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2000 Peugeot 206 compatible door lock barrels

My cars door locks bacame seized due to unusage and I need new ones. My friend who has tons of spare car carts does not have locks for this specific model but has for Citroen Ax, Saxo and Peugeot 106. ...
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2006 Honda Civic door locks won't work when key is off

We have a 2006 Honda Civic which has recently begun having an issue with the door locks. The power door locks will only work when the key is in the ON (II) position. If it's not in that position, then ...
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Unable to unlock driver's door with key in Toyota Yaris

I have a Toyota Yaris 1.3 from year 2000. Yesterday I was unable to unlock my driver door - the key won't turn (either direction). The key works on the passenger's side. It's not frozen, temperatures ...
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Battery is dead in my trunk and I can’t get to it [duplicate]

I got a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt and my battery is dead. The battery is in the trunk. I tried pushing the trunk release button and it doesn’t work. I don’t have a key to my trunk or I’d obviously use ...
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Why don’t my non-driver door locks unlock?

I have a 2005 Mazda 3 (SP 2.3) with roughly 133,000 miles on it. For a couple of years now, my non-driver door locks have not unlocked properly. The problem is when I use my keyless entry to unlock ...
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1993 Ford Tempo: Remove Power Lock Actuator

I have an 1993 Ford Tempo, and upon examining the lock mechanism (sans disassembly) we suspect the actuator is the problem. Sadly, I can't seem to get it out. On all doors, the motor seems to be ...
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Tailgate door open warning issue 14 Ford Escape

I have a 2014 Ford Escape that is giving tailgate door open warning on dashboard display even though the door is latched close. I also noticed that the tailgate door does not lock shut. There is no ...
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What do I do if a key fob is stuck in my driver side door at about a 45 degree angle

My wife's car, a 2010 Ford Flex had a dead battery recently. We got the battery replaced fine, but during the ordeal, her keyfob would not work. So she used the the key in the side door. When she ...
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Changing lock mechanisms on doors of Jeep Wrangler

Due to a mistake on the build order for my 2017 Jeep Wrangler, I ended up with two sets of doors: one full and one half. As I’m not super excited about having to store one set in my apartment at any ...
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rear passenger door lock

I have a 2007 CRV. I had all the locks replaced by a Honda dealer two years ago at no cost to me due to a history of issues with this model. Now the rear door is "working" but makes a terrible sound ...
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Honda Accord 2010: Why does my alarm go off every time i open the door and my door controls don't work?

I just had some body work done on the car, and because they had to take out one of the headlights, I had to enter a code to get control of the radio and cd player again. Everything else was just fine ...
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BMW E46 driver side door won't unlock/lock with the key or the central locking button

I have an E46 BMW whose driver side door won't unlock or lock with both the key and the central locking button. I can still unlock/lock it with the key and with a push of my finger from the top. I can ...
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vw fox unlocking door by key opens window

I have recently bought 2005 vw fox 1.4l. I got a problem with central locking and door lock. The key fob started to fail and after few days it was not working anymore (Batteries were good and key ...
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What is the point of automatically locking doors?

What is the point of having the car doors automatically lock once the vehicle reaches a minimum speed? My initial though on hearing about this "feature" 15+ years ago was that the manufacturers had ...