Power Door Locks


A little over $100, a couple hours of effort after work and she’s good to go.

It was a good reminder, however, of exactly why I HATE working on anything inside of car doors.

The shop manuals need to come with illustrations depicting exactly which directions and in what order objects need to be twisted, turned and otherwise manipulated to snake them through the tight spaces inside the door. It’s like trying to figure out one of those brain teaser puzzles in which two seemingly inseparable objects come apart easily if you just orient them in a certain way.

Oh, and a tip to Haynes: In your “shop manual”…simply saying “remove” such and such doesn’t cut it when there are clips, tabs, tangs and other assorted securing devices on the part that cannot be seen from any direction. A little elaboration was probably in order.


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