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Questions tagged [locks]

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

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Volvo V40 (2001) driver door won't lock

My 2001 Volvo V40 has just developed an odd fault. When I lock it, it appears to do all the right things, but trying the drivers-side door not only opens that door, but appears to unlock the whole car ...
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Power door lock failure when engine is off

I have a 2003 Honda Civic ex sedan and recently the power door lock stopped working. I can manually lock and unlock all the doors and when I turn my engine on and start driving I can use the power ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe driver side rear door lock wouldn't work

My 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe rear door lock wouldn't lock or unlock from the car's remote control or from the driver's side panel. I don't know if this is a common problem with 2011 Hyundai Santa Fes. I'...
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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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Door doesn't unlock when car shuts off

In my 2015 Hyundai accent, the rear driver-side door lock works properly - that is it locks and unlocks with the fob and the button. However, when the car is put into drive the doors auto-lock. When ...
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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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Access locked trunk of Corolla 2003

Without keys, how can one access the locked trunk of a 2003 Corolla, from the interior of the vehicle? The latches on the back seats are for child seats. I found a video for the 2007 model, but not ...
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How can I fix a key broken off in a door lock?

This morning I tried to open the passenger-side door (of my 2001 VW Eurovan) but it appears to be stuck. The door is unlocked. I can pull the handle, but apparently not far enough to operate the ...
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Where is the fob receiver located in the 2005 Mazda 3?

I have a 2005 Mazda Mazda3 hatchback, for which the key fob remote lock/unlock has an increasingly short range. I've read @Edward's excellent answer to Remote does not always lock/unlock the car: ...
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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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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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How do you open a locked door when the unlocking mechanism is jammed?

I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla that I've been keeping as a spare/project car. Although the car runs reliably, it will need a new engine (it seems to be burning coolant), but until I get around to that, ...
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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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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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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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Doors lock from fob, then unlock themselves

I have a 2002 S-Type Jaguar. When I hit the door lock button on the remote, they lock, then they all open back up in a few seconds. I can't keep them locked. What is causing this? Can anyone help me? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problems with Power Door Locks

I have a 2009 Honda Accord with approximately 95k miles. About 2 years ago, I began having periodic trouble with the rear driver's side door lock. All other doors would lock/unlock with the power ...
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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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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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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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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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VW Passat B5 Rear Door Central Locking Issue - Door Lock Actuator Replacement

My 2004 VW Passat has an issue where the nearside rear door will not always open when the corresponding button is pressed on the car key. When the other doors are unlocked, the faulty door makes an ...
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Remote does not always lock/unlock the car: diagnosing RF receiver issues

The remote central locking thing on my car key does not alway lock or unlock the car. Sometimes it works right away, sometimes I have to press it dozens of times before it works, sometimes it never ...
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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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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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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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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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How to lubricate automotive locks?

I have locks on few vehicles that are in need of lubricating. I had read/heard of several options, and I wanted to see what are the common methods and techniques. Graphite powder. Quite a few people ...
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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 ...