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> Sunken Door Lock Switch :(, easy fix?
XCRio
post Feb 6 2013, 08:08 AM
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Yesterday my wife went to unlock her door, pressed the button, and the switch sunk into the door handle!

I am going to open up the door this weekend, has anyone had this happen before?Attached File  switch.JPG ( 408.08K ) Number of downloads: 15
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post Feb 7 2013, 06:36 PM
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QUOTE (XCRio @ Feb 6 2013, 09:08 AM)
Yesterday my wife went to unlock her door, pressed the button, and the switch sunk into the door handle!

I am going to open up the door this weekend, has anyone had this happen before?Attached File  switch.JPG ( 408.08K ) Number of downloads: 15


Based from the photo it looks like that's a defect...that's never happened on mine
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post Feb 12 2013, 01:05 PM
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Ok, so I went in and removed the door panel. Disconnected everything and identified the issues with the switch. The plastic housing that secures the lock/unlock switch is too wide. I was able to easily snap the module back in place, but as soon as I went to test it (pressing lock) it popped right back out.
What I ended up doing was wedging a piece of rubber against it so that there is more pressure holding it in place. So far so good.

HOWEVER!!!

When I went to put everything back together, I couldn't for the life of me get the door pin (the piece that goes up and down when you lock and unlock the door) back into its original location. It was just floating there. I spent about an hour just fiddling trying to get it to catch, but it was impossible. The pin is actually a rod that goes down about 18" into the door frame with a tiny hook on the end, no way for me to see where it goes.

Eventually I gave up and removed the entire piece. Has anyone ever put this back in??

I am flustered....

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post Feb 12 2013, 02:24 PM
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they are fiddely to get back on place, the best bet is using a mirror and lots of patience.
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post Feb 15 2013, 09:39 AM
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QUOTE (grendel1960 @ Feb 12 2013, 03:24 PM)
they are fiddely to get back on place, the best bet is using a mirror and lots of patience.
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@grendel1960 use a mirror where? The whole is barely big enough for the piece itself....
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post Feb 15 2013, 11:23 AM
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if you take the panel off the inside of the door and move the plastic sheeting you can get in to the area where that linkage connects, this is where the mirror comes in, its tight in there for my big hands, but doable.
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post Feb 15 2013, 01:26 PM
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Ok cool. Im not sure what the plastic sheeting is, I guess I will have to take it apart and look again.
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post Feb 15 2013, 02:25 PM
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when you take the door panel off there should be plastic sheeting stopping you seeing the inside of the outer door skin, its in here right at the door edge that the lock mechanism is, that should hook in somewhere, if you do a google search for the lock linkages you should be able to get a diagram of what goes where.
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