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Hmmm Auto unlocking?

I recently took the door card off the passenger door of my 1997 spider, in order to lubricate the window runners. Since replacing it I am unable to lock my car. Everytime I lock it, it unlocks itself. Does anyone have any ideas please? I didn't touch the locking mechanism as far as I am aware.
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I think you may have accidentally affected the route of the Bowden cable to the lock when you replaced the door card. Really easy to do...have a search of the forum and you will see lots of others have done the same with advice to sort. Means you have to take the door card off again though.

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Top tip for door cards. Un-screw the lock pin and use a drinking straw with a 90 degree bend in it to help guide the lock pin through the door card during re mounting.

Makes the job less frustrating
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