Questions tagged [locks]

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

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Central Locking Help: Why are there 3 wires for each door lock?

Tl;Dr: I want my hazards to flash with the central locking. I need to wire them up together with a diode to each side (left and right). The central locking has 3 wires My questions are: Does anyone ...
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Can I resynchronise my Subaru (Cobra) key fob

I accidentally placed a heavy object on my key fob at home. It must have been there for more than five minutes before I noticed the little light flashing on the fob. Since then I have not been able ...
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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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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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Key unlocks steering lock but won't turn into the ignition section Hyosung Prima Rally (Scooter)

I have Rally Prima Scooter and just recently I have been unable to turn the key to the ignition section of the lock. I am able to put the key in and turn it one click to unlock the steering lock but ...
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Megane release childlock without button

I have a 2005 Renault Megane (ie #2 model). The child locking button on the driver side window control panel is broken (will be sourcing one when I find a spare). In the meantime my childlocks are on,...
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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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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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driver's door does not lock when open

I have a 2005 Honda Civic LX. When the driver's door is open, it will not lock if you press the lock button on the remote or use the lock button on the door. Here is what I have noticed about the ...
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Open the boot (trunk) lid of a 66 Datsun Fairlady (Roadster) when the lock mechanism is broken

I've got a '66 Datsun Fairlady (called a Roadster in the USA) and the locking mechanism on the boot (trunk) is broken. If the correct key is inserted into the lock the mechanism turns but with no ...
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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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Proper use of The Club?

I recently purchased The Club for my car (as it is a target for thieves) and I'm unclear on how to put it in. It says to turn the steering wheel one full rotation before putting it on, however, my ...
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Driver side front inside door handle does not work on a 1998 Ford Contour LX

The driver side front inside door handle and lock tab are not working on a 1998 Ford Contour LX I'm working on. There is no tension on either part. The only way to lock the door is from the outside ...
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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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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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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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1987 Yamaha fz700 handlebar lock

On my ignition there are a couple positions, on, off, lock, and p. I assumed the lock was for the handle bar lock, but it doesn't lock when I switch it to that, when I switch it to P though it ...
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2005 Honda Civic LX remote key will not lock doors while car in on, even when the remote is not inside car

I bought a lock and unlock remote for my key chain from the dealership, as a delivery driver I'm often in and out of my car for mere seconds at a time, and quite often, so to lessen the blow to my car ...
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2002 Hyundai Elantra power locks?

My friend just bought a 2002 Hyundai Elantra and neither of us can figure out how the door locks work. It doesn't have any separate lock/unlock button on the inside of the door like most vehicles have,...
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Disconnecting rear lock assembly

Still working on the 2000 Honda CRV. Trying to get the lock assembly out of the door so I can work on it, but I'm having trouble disconnecting it from the outside door handle. part #8 plugs into the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Replacing remote lock fuse on 2001 Jetta/Bora VW

So! This starts with a fun story. I had a flat battery and my friend who isn't really a techie/mechie sort of person came to lend me a hand, I had leads and he had a car, his car has a red coloured ...
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Is it possible to disable central locking on a Jaguar S-type (2000)

One of the many problems with my car is that occasionally I can't lock it because a mechanical problem in the passenger side front door interferes with the central locking process. I lock the drivers ...
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Camry LE 1994 trunk lock not working

I locked the trunk of my Toyota Camry LE 1994 4 Cyl. Now when I insert the key to unlock it, it doesn't rotate. What can I do now? What will be the cost to fix it? Note: The keyhole is horizontal ...
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Is it possible to install power door lock on KIA Forte LX?

My 2010 KIA Forte LX has no power lock from stock, but it has wires in doors. Is it possible to put lock actuator from EX model? Or in any other DIY way? I've checked a lot of forums, but there is no ...
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Is it possible to automatically lock the doors when my Santa Fe is shifted from park?

I'm working on a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. I'd like to get the doors to lock when the vehicle is shifted from park, and unlock when the vehicle is shifted to park. There is an indicator on the dash that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to unlock all doors with the key on a 2006 Mazda

If I turn the driver-side door key clockwise, release it, and turn it clockwise again, all the doors on the vehicle lock. However, if I turn it counter-clockwise, release it, and turn it counter-...
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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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Electric central door lock does not work with automatic transmission shifting to and from “Park”

My 2004 Toyota Corolla S does not lock or open the central door lock when moving from/to “Park”. The manual and remote works just fine. It is only with the automatic transmission that when I move to “...
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Central Locking not unlocking on drivers door on a W Reg Skoda Felicia

All packed and ready to go, and the door won't unlock!! Had to climb through the boot, as the passenger lock has never worked (just spins and spins). No prior issue, just woke up and it had gone. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Setting timer for central locking for forgetful owners

Is it technically possible to set a timer for central locking so that it locks after 5 minutes, say, after the engine has been turned off? This is to help if you forget to lock your car at night. ...
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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 ...