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Old 08-17-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Door lock mechanism

My driver door will make the unlocking sound when i use keylesa but wont "release" fully i guess you could say. But if i put my key in the door it will unlock fully for me to get in my car. Any ideas, suggestions, fixes IM all ears

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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My driver door will make the unlocking sound when i use keylesa but wont "release" fully i guess you could say. But if i put my key in the door it will unlock fully for me to get in my car. Any ideas, suggestions, fixes IM all ears
Since you have a coupe it's probably a bad door lock actuator. The motor develops dead spot on the commutator and needs to be replaced.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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Is there any temporary fix i can do to make it last a little longer?
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