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minor central locking problem.

My car has developed a minor problem. When I use the central locking the driverís side lock sometimes fails to go down. As a result the car will unlock it self, usually just as Iíve got to my front door!

If I climb in to the car push it down then climb back out. The locking will work. I was just wondering if I was to take the door panel off and oiled all the moving parts would that solve the problem?

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Re: minor central locking problem.

possibily....although you are probably better to replace the lock mechanism if you are taking the panel off - think they are only about 40 squid new.
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Re: minor central locking problem.

It's worth giving everything a good soaking in WD40, works for some but not all. Unscrew the door locking pin and squirt into the hole, the trick is to try to get the WD40 to run down the cable to the mechanism. I also did the key hole and the door catch. I had to manually work the mechanism several times but the lock came back to life.
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