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Door locks don't work

The door locks on my 2002 Hyundai Sonata don't respond to the door switch or the remote when trying to lock the doors. The remote will unlock all doors but will not lock the doors. The door switch will not lock or unlock the doors. Someone suggested replacing the door lock relay. I cannot gain access to the door lock relay as it appears to be behind the fusebox under the lower left dash panel. Does anyone know how to remove the dash panel to access the relays or is there an easier way to replace the door lock relay?

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  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    I have the same problem on my 2004 huyndai sonata. Did this work?

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    I have the same problem and have pulled the relay switch part # 95225-38100 plugged in behind the fuse box and am going to replace it and see if that fixes the problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    doors will not lock remotely

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Disassemble the paneling on left side ,under the steering wheel. Remove all screws and pull out the panel until you can you can reach behind it to remove the two Black Relays, on the side closest to Steering wheel. Remove the Relay covers, Clean the contacts with a 1/8 fine strip of 600 wet/dry sand paper. Only place the paper between the contacts, and pull out while holding slight pressure on the relay Armature. Turn over the sandpaper and repeat once again. Very gently press the TOP resting contact pad closer to the armature, to lessen the gap between the contact points, so the armature doesn't have to travel as far to reach the closed contact position. Repeat the above with the other2nd Relay. Replace the covers, reinstall the relays And test the Door locks prior to buttoning up the paneling. Note, a pair of long needle nosed pliers will help in removing the relays. Just Grip the relay and rock in Forward and Backward as you apply upward pressure.

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You can get to the relay box without removing the under-dash. Get down on the driver's side where you see the hood release. Now, with your hand go forward toward the engine and up. Feel that? That's your relay block. Now that you know where this is, get comfortable (on your back) and remove the black relay which is the one one the upper part of the relay block. It should have a smaller white one next to it. I used my adjustable channel lock pliers to remove the relay. The part # 95225-38100 DECO.

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Gott3 is right about not having to remove the under-dash. Just wanted to mention that it's a very tight fit in there, so be prepared to spend a while wiggling it until it finally gives (like 30 minutes to an hour).

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Instead of wasting time and rolling around on the ground for 30 mins
to an hour just remove the panel work smarter not harder dont be lazy
it is only a couple of screws and it saves you from maybe breaking other things or pulling wires from some where you cant see

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