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Old 05-01-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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UK parts supplier experience.

Just wanted to say, I had to buy a door lock acutuator and an interior console part recently, I used a mob in the UK called Linwar Motors they were helpful and fast, and the postage costs weren't too bad.

I'll be using them again for RHD parts I can't source cheaply here.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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58.35 GDP - Lower Console/Ash Tray Navigation & Smokers Package/
82.92 GBP - Door Actuator/Catch, Passenger (Right Hand Drive car)

35.00 GBP - Shipping

176.27 GDP
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262.23 AUD (what I wound up paying due to currency translations)
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:13 AM   #4
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58.35 GDP - Lower Console/Ash Tray Navigation & Smokers Package/
82.92 GBP - Door Actuator/Catch, Passenger (Right Hand Drive car)

35.00 GBP - Shipping

176.27 GDP
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262.23 AUD (what I wound up paying due to currency translations)
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Why did you need a new actuator? Was it cause your car was mysteriously unlocking too?
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:58 AM   #5
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Why did you need a new actuator? Was it cause your car was mysteriously unlocking too?
No.. my car was mysteriously failing to unlock the passenger door from the remote and failing to lock and unlock the door from the centre console.

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No.. my car was miysteriously failing to unlock the passenger door from the remote and failing to lock and unlock the door from the centre console.
Mine misteriously wind the windows down every once and a while, from what I have read I need a new lock actuator to fix it.
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^ I had this issue a while ago. My windows would randomly wind down after I lock the car, particularly bad on those days when it rained! Anyway, I got my mechanic to do a reflash and it seemed to fix everything. Hasn't happened since.
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Mine misteriously wind the windows down every once and a while, from what I have read I need a new lock actuator to fix it.
Not being an auto electrician I don't see how those are related.

Is this happening on car unlock? or randomly while driving? one particular window only? Both windows at the same time?

I'd guess in no particular order, a short in a switch or wiring loom, a sticking unlock button on your key, or a GM5 module fault..
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