Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Bouncing/Freezing Door Locks - Investigation
Today had couple of hours spare so I decided to find out why, in cold/freezing temperatures that my door locks bounce when unlocking using the remote fob. I got the door lock assembly removed from the driver’s door. Once the lock was on the bench, I carefully disassembled the lock & found that the mechanism was all silted up.
I cleaned the muck out of the lock assembly & all the pivot points, the slide plunger & pivots were re-lubricated. The area where the slide plunger moves in the plastic molding was found completely dry. What I believe happens in the cold/freezing temps is that the slide plunger & locking lever are actually freezes together thus prevent the lock solenoid from releasing the lock.
Got the lock reassembled and refitted back into the door & tested the lock. I must say there is a noticeable difference in the lock operation, a lot smoother & lighter in operation.
One word of caution is be careful when disassembling lock, spring for the slide plunger will make a bid for freedom
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Last edited by Stixy; 11-02-16 at 09:19.
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