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

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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 ...
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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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'08 Impala Front power locks don't work properly in hot weather

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Impala LS with approximately 80,000 miles. I've noticed that both front door power locks are not working properly when it's very warm out, especially if we're parked in the ...
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Trunk lid release

I own a 2005 Ford Focus 4-door sedan. The button on the FOB and button on the dashboard to open the trunk no longer works. I can hear a click inside the car when I push the button. It started about 6 ...
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Controlling door locks via CAN bus

I'm trying to figure out how to lock and unlock the doors of a 2010 Toyota RAV4 using the CAN bus via the OBD-II port. I have a microcontroller attached via an CAN controller and a CAN receiver, and I'...
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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 ...
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Volvo V40 - How to locate the fault in central locking?

I bought a used Volvo V40 (2002). It worked great for about two weeks, after which the central locking stopped working. The FOB doesn't do anything, and each door has to be locked and unlocked ...
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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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How do the power locks work in a 2004 Buick Rendezvous?

I'm trying to figure out why the power lock is not working in one of the doors of a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, unfortunately I don't really understand how the power lock system works. There are two ...
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2008 Honda civic ex remote locks on same fuse as radio?

My car was recently broken into and my radio was stolen. As a side effect I noticed that my remote locks are no longer working. I replaced the battery in my key to make sure that was not it but am now ...
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How to remove driver's side front door handle on a Mercedes Benz 2007 A-class W169?

I am stuck trying to remove the door lock barrel from the inner mounted door module on the driver's side front door of my Mercedes Benz 2007 A-class W169. I have undone the Torx T15 screw from the ...
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Power locks unlock only (2002 Toyota Rav4)

History: Front passenger and driver power locks didn't work. All other power locks worked fine -> Replaced front door lock actuators -> Now, all power locks (front and back) unlock only.
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What does “Most Japanese cars open sideways” mean? [closed]

When I read a comic book called "Thief of Thieves" by Robert Kirkman, I encountered this conversation between the thief (Redmond) and his apprentice (Celia). Seeing Celia struggling with opening a ...
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Why don't most cars have a feature to keep the engine running with the doors locked? [closed]

In the summer it's nice to keep the engine running while you step outside for a few minutes in order to keep the AC running at full speed. However most cars I've seen don't have this feature and you ...
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Suzuki Esteem door repair

2 of the doors are broken: passenger and rear-driver. Broken as in they can only be opened from the inside. Additionally the driver rear door has the child safety lock enabled -- so i can't even open ...
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Renault Master - locking and locking barrel issues

Sorry if this has been covered before... I can't quite find an answer to my central locking issues. Since I bought a Renault Master from 2003, I have been having issues with the locks. To start ...
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2006 camry- doors lock themselves

the doors started locking themselves whether or not the key is in ignition turned off or key is in my pocket. i have never had a fob with car. did it pretty regularly until i took it to dealer where ...
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Is the problem with individual locks or the remote entry locking system?

I have a friend who has a 2000 Mazda 323 who has been experiencing some problems with his door locks. It started out that when using the keyless entry remote one of the locks wouldn't lock. Then the ...
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2006 Hummer H3 - Driver side window and Door Lock not responding

I have a 2006 Hummer H3, about a week ago my power door locks started to act strange - I would click the door lock button (driver-side) and it would make the lock chime/sound but not actually lock. If ...
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How to fix freezing locks

Does anyone know how to prevent locks on car doors from freezing? This is usually only a problem in older cars. I'm not thinking of solutions like WD-40 that really only work for a few days and then ...
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Central Locking on Trunk Lock doesn't work? Manual lock works (Seat Cordoba 1.6 gasoline 2000)

I have a SEAT Cordoba 1.6 from the year 2000, gasoline engine version: I noticed that when pushing the 'LOCK' button on the (wireless) key that all doors, except the trunk door, lock. Manually ...
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'06 Ford Focus Central Locking Failure

The central locking in my '06 Ford Focus has stopped working. I can put the key into the door and lock and unlock the car, but I can't use the fob on the key. What I tried: I tried to put a new ...
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2016 Toyota Camry Automatic Alarm Lock

If you do not lock the 2016 Toyota Camry with the key, it does not turn on the alarm system. Why does it not turn on automatically? Can I set it up so it will turn on automatically?
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Ford Focus door not latching closed at freezing temperatures

I recently bought a 2007 Ford Focus. This morning was the first time the car was in freezing temperatures since I have owned it and after unlocking the door and opening it the door latch would not ...
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How can I remove perfectly round locking wheel lugs? What tool can I use?

So of course, I seem to have lost the key to my locking lug nuts. I'd like to be proactive about the situation and remedy it before I have a flat on the side of the road. I've read several guides that ...
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'06 Charger Broken Glove Box Latch

So my brother borrowed my car, and tried to open my glove box in my 2006 Dodge Charger SXT. The glove box was locked, and he tried to force it open thinking it was jammed. I unlocked it later but he ...
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Door Monitoring Through OBD-II Bus

I have a Ford Fiesta Style (05) and was wondering if it would be possible to determine the status of the doors of the vehicle through the OBD-II bus? In particular I want to know whether or not the ...
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What is this panel on the doors?

I've noticed that quite a few cars have a panel on each of the doors: I've searched through the car manual and it makes no mention of the panel. I'm assuming that it is some kind of manual door ...
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How was I able to lock the keys in my 2014 Honda Pilot?

I had thought this was virtually impossible. I have tried numerous times to lock the doors of my 2014 Honda Pilot while one door was open, It does not matter which door, if you use the key fob or the ...
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Remote locking button stopped working with 1997 BMW 728i

I have a 1997 E38 with a very strange problem with the remote locking mechanism. I'm able to unlock the doors and open the bootlid, but the locking button doesn't lock the doors anymore. It used to, ...
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How to make the side mirrors open or close with the locks of the car?

I have a corolla 2012 and I want to make some modifications on it. I want the side mirrors to close and open when I press the the lock and unlock button of the remote control. Anyone has any idea of ...
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Door lock sticks in the winter

I have a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, and in the winter it becomes very hard to turn the key in the locks in the car door. I've literally ripped the rubber off the key's grip from forcing the key to turn. ...
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I lost a door lock wire inside the door

I was refitting repaired door lock and accidentally the wire that is used to push down the lever on the actuator (?) fell inside the door. I can hear it rattling somewhere in the corner but I have no ...
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Which of these parts can protect my gasoline from theft?

I am aware of this question, and I believe the answer there is excellent. But what I'm asking for is the list below and what to make of it. Some people in my neighbourhood have been stealing gasoline ...
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1996 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight: door handle/lock dented in, stuck shut

[Edit] Assume all the latch linkages are broken. I've removed some of the inner door panel, but there is not much room to work, as I have to keep my wrist bent. Is there a technique for opening or ...
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Problem with locked door [closed]

The front door of our Jetta is stuck and cannot be unlocked. Has Anybody had a similar experience and does anyone know how can I get it unlocked please?
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How do you take wheel locks off a '95 Mercury Tracer?

I have a 1995 Mercury Tracer Trio that needs new tires. I do not have the wheel lock key/tool to remove them though. Is there an alternate way to remove them without having to take it to a mechanic?
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Vibe: Rear door lock no longer affected by remote

One door lock in my Vibe is acting up. This started soon after I activated the child-safety lock for the first time, but I don't know for sure whether that was the trigger for the problem. The ...
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Passanger door central locking not working properly

I have a 1998 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 GLS and I'm having problems with the central locking. When I lock the car the passengers front door does not lock properly and it only locks half way but does not ...
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Testing specific wires in harness cable

I want to do some electrical mods like adding a push/pull switch to my truck' tailgate to wire into my door ajar light to let me know if it is open along with splicing an electrical tailgate lock into ...
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2001 Mk1 Renault Megane Central Locking Drivers Door Release

I have a 2001 Mk1 Renault Megane which has recently stopped unlocking the other doors when the driver's door is opened. The 'door open' indicator light also does not illuminate when the driver's door ...
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2000 jaguar locks

2000 jaguar - the remote went dead. I got a new battery and I know I have to get that reprogrammed in order to use. My problem is that I can't use the key to lock the doors or trunk. when I lock it ...
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Central locking disabled using coin

Recently our country police office released info about a new technique by car thieves. They seem to be able to disable your central car locking system by jamming one door, as posted: Attention, new ...
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Electronic key won't open car unless I open with key first

I have a Citröen C3 and the electronic button won't open the car door unless I open with the key and then press the button, at which point it unlocks all of the doors. There is no problem locking the ...