Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 02:56:59 GMT
From: "Charles Stoyer" <>
Subject: Re: 86 900 Central Locking Broken

Dave, <> wrote in message news:al8g7s$1of8qr$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like charles stoyer <> wrote: > > My '86 900 T central locking does not work any more. The driver's side door > > switch seems to work OK as tested from the connector under the hood in front > > of the door. I am fearful that it is the control unit. > > > Is this behind the kick panel under or behind the glove box? I'd like to > > know for sure before I start tearing it apart. > > I *think* you'll find that the "control unit" is a switch physically linked to the drivers' door lock - the turning of the key actuates the switch, which then sends the signal to the other solenoids in the car. The manual says it is. Manual says it turns on for about a second every time the driver's door switch changes. > > > Can the unit be fixed at all or is this a replace-only item? > > Take off the door panel (remove screw in black plastic shell around door-open handle and undo the obvious retaining screws) and start there. It's a pretty simple electro-mechanical device, no computers involved ;) Been there, done that. CLCU is said to be a box behind the instrument panel on the right side. Probably simple, but it does apparently have a timer. Right now I am thinking it is a bit more complicated than the rear defroster relay but significantly less complicated than the cruise control "brains". Charles.

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