Date: 5 Sep 2002 20:53:16 GMT
From: davehinznopsamcop.net
Subject: Re: 86 900 Central Locking Broken


Someone who looks an awful lot like charles stoyer <interpexnopsamhlink.net> 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. > 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 ;) > Any other advice? Yes, change your smoke-detector batteries twice a year. But, on-topic advice might be that, given the age, it's not unusual to expect that things are just a bit gummed up. First, see if the switch on the driver's side is working right, then go around the car to the actuators & see if they move right. Mechanical first, then if it's stil not a happy thing, go for electrical. Dave Hinz

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