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Re: electric door lock no longer locks.
Take the door panel back off and see if there maybe a bind in the actuator itself to the lock and if you cannot see it move and you have a 12volt tester and there is no power going to it it is very possible the actuator will have to be replaced and make sure to check all the fuses first to see if the one to the door is not blown
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Possible just coincidence. The life expectancy of a battery is 5yrs. Anything over that could mean a bad battery. If battery is ok.. You need to do a parasitic draw test to check for a drain on the battery and circuits. If you are not famaliar with a volt/amp meter and electrical I would suggest having a pro take a look
The odds of both switches going bad at the same time is high, remove the door panel and tap on the window motor with a hammer, while trying the switches. I may have jammed up. Ground a test light and check the motor connection, while trying the switch, power will show on either side depending on if it turning up or down
I'm sorry, can't contact with your chat request because I having other question open; I suggest check this proceduro for GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide...
Window Regulator and Regulator Motor
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION (see
Figures 1 and 2)
Remove the door trim panel and inner panel water deflector.
Raise the window to half-up position and hold in place by
inserting a rubber wedge door stops at the front and rear of the window
between window and inner panel.
Remove the rear guide channel and inner panel cam channel.
Punch out the center pins of the regulator rivets; then
drill out the rivets using a
in. (6mm) bit.
Move the regulator rearward and disconnect wire harness from the
motor (if equipped). Disengage the roller on the regulator lift arm from
glass sash channel.
Remove the regulator through the rear access hole.
Fig. 1: Front door window regulator mounting
If electric motor removal from the regulator is required, the
sector gear must be locked in position. The regulator lift arm is under
tension from the counterbalance spring and could cause personal injury
if the sector gear is not locked in position.
Drill a hole through the regulator sector gear and backplate and
install a bolt and nut to lock the sector gear in position.
in. (5mm) bit, drill out the motor attaching rivets and
remove the motor from the regulator.
Fig. 2: Locking the sector gear on the window regulator motor
To install the motor to the regulator. Use a rivet tool,
J-29022 or equivalent, and install
in. (5mm) rivets or
in. (5mm) nuts and bolts. Remove the bolt and nut used
to secure the sector gear in position.
Place the regulator through the rear access hole into the door
inner panel. If the electric regulator is being installed, engage the
wire connector to motor prior to installing the regulator to the inner
Locate the lift arm roller into the glass sash channel.
Using rivet tool J-29022 or equivalent, rivet the
regulator to the inner panel of the door using
in. (13mm) aluminum peel type rivets (part No. 9436175
or equivalent). If the rivet tool is not available, use the following
nut and bolt method:
Install U-clips on the regulator at the attaching locations. Be
sure to install the clips with clinch nuts on the outboard side of the
Locate the regulator in the door inner panel. If the electric
regulator is being installed, connect the wire connector to the
Locate the lift arm roller in the glass sash channel.
Align the regulator with clinch nuts to holes in the inner panel.
Attach the regulator (and motor) to the door inner
in. screws (part No. 9419723 or equivalent) into
in. (6mm) nuts with integral washers. Tighten the
screw to 90-125 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm) torque.
Install the inner panel cam channel and rear guide channel.
Remove the rubber wedge door stops at the front and rear of the
window between window and inner panel.
Install the inner panel water deflector and the door trim panel.
Remove the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
Disconnect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
Remove the 3 front door trim panel screws.
To avoid damaging the trim panel, do not pull directly outward to
carry out this step.
Lift the door trim panel by pulling directly upward on the armrest
to disengage the panel clips.
Remove the exterior mirror control switch from the front door trim
Remove the front door speaker.
Remove the interior molding.
Disconnect the door lock actuating rod at the door handle
Release the door lock actuating rod clip.
Position the door lock actuating rod aside.
Remove the front door weather shield.
Make sure the holes in the glass bracket do not become enlarged
during the rivet removal process. If the holes become enlarged, the new
rivets may become loose, resulting in clicking noise concern.
Some vehicles may use rivets to attach the window glass to the
window regulator assembly. Use a 4.5 mm (0.1772 in) drill bit to drill
out the glass-to-regulator rivets.
Remove the 2 front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets.
Position the front door window glass as necessary to access the
front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets.
Secure the front door glass in the full up position with tape.
Disconnect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
Remove the 4 window regulator assembly nuts.
Remove the window regulator assembly.
Fig. Exploded view of the front door and power window
components-2005 Explorer and Mountaineer
Position the window regulator assembly.
Install the 4 window regulator assembly nuts. Tighten to 89 inch
lbs. (10 Nm).
Connect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
Remove the tape securing the front door glass in the full up
Position the front door window glass as necessary to access the
front door window glass-to-regulator bolts or rivets. Install the bolt
and tighten the bolts to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm), or install new rivets.
Install the front door weather shield.
Connect the door lock actuating rod at the door handle assembly:
Position the door lock actuating rod into proper location.
Attach the door lock actuating rod clip.
Install the interior molding.
Install the front door speaker.
Install the front door trim panel as follows:
Install the exterior mirror control switch from the front door
Position the door trim panel onto the armrest to engage the panel
Install the 3 front door trim panel screws.
Connect the window/lock control switch electrical connectors.
Install the front door window/lock control switch bezel.
Install the front door handle bezel.
Raise the front door window glass to the full up position.
Remove the interior door handle.
Support the front door window glass.
Disconnect the front door window regulator motor electrical
Remove the equalizer bracket nuts.
Fig. Remove the equalizer bracket nuts-2005 Explorer Sport-Trac
Remove the front door window regulator by removing the rivets and
Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts and
then remove the motor.
Fig. Remove the front door window regulator motor retaining bolts
and then remove the motor-2005 Explorer Sport-Trac
Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
Tighten the regulator motor mounting bolts to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
The motor is shot. It works a little and overheats, replace the motor . Same thing the the lock acuators. The are trying but have lost the power to move the locks. May as well replace them while the door is apart.
remove the door panel
and check to make sure the linkage to the lock assembly is still
attached. I can't give an estimate because I don't know what is wrong
at this point
are the locks manual or electric?i have seen
most electric locks freeze up because of rust/.corrosion.the rubber
accordian seal fails and moisture does it's job.there is no lubrication
on the mechanism.it's basically a push pull magnet tube with a spiral
grooved actuator rod.this is to assure no accidental vibration/jar
induced movement.also means very difficult to budge when corroded.i
have gotten a few to move by grabbing lock post with pliers and pulling
Rear Door Window Regulator and Motor
Removal and Installation
Remove the rear door trim panel. For additional information, refer to INTERIOR TRIM AND ORNAMENTATION .
Remove the door mounted speaker.
Remove the watershield.
NOTE:The glass must be lowered for this step.
NOTE:Some vehicles may use rivets to attach the glass to the regulator.
Remove the bolt that attaches the glass to the regulator.
Raise and support the rear door window glass to the full up position.
NOTE:Do not detach the door handle from the latch cable during this step.
Remove the rear inside door handle.
Remove the screw.
Disengage the inside door handle from the door.
If equipped, disconnect the power door lock rod from the back of the inside door handle.
Gain access to the power window motor electrical connector located in the front of the door.
Fig. 90: Identifying Power Window Motor Electrical Connector
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Disconnect the power window motor electrical connector.
Press down on the connector tab.
Pull the connector upward and remove through the speaker opening in the door.
Disconnect the rear door window regulator and motor assembly from the door.
Remove the nuts.
Remove the screws.
Fig. 92: Disconnecting Rear Door Window Regulator And Motor Assembly From Door
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Remove the window regulator and motor assembly from the door.
Fig. 93: Removing Window Regulator And Motor Assembly From Door
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
will your passenger door open with the key and is it just one side that your windows are not working or both. if its just one side it might be your regulator motor in the door thats not working if its both it might be your central locking pump usually in the boot. however if both of them are working fine it could be that your key needs reprogrammed however i think the 1st 2 are more likely to be the problem.
First try running the window switch to fully lower the window. Yeah, I know it's already down, but the regulator uses a push/pull cable that has detached from its connection to the window mount. It "pulls" the window up and "pushes" the window down. When detached from the window mount of the regulator, the window motor doesn't know when to quit turning, and so the cable has run all the way through the motor, certainly further than it should be run. If you're lucky, the end of the cable (the end that should normally be attached to the window attachment platform) is still at the motor and can re-mesh with the gears of the motor and allow the motor to pull it back in. When my regulator broke, the cable ran back into the far recesses of the door and tried to seek new paths. I suspect yours has run too far and "found" the latch/lock mechanism and jammed it. By "lowering the window" from the switch, the motor will hopefully pull the cable back out of the places it does not belong.
If that doesn't work to get your door open, you obviously cannot remove the inner door panel with the door shut. So find a used door (same year, model and door position) with the the same color interior at a junkyard. After purchasing the new inner door panel and the two door lock and latch push/pull rods (horizontal), you can cut away your existing panel knowing you have replacement parts on standby. BE CAREFUL NOT TO CUT THROUGH THE WINDOW and LOCK CONTROL ELECTRICAL WIRES! Start the cut across the sill, then pull away as you cut downward so you can see the wires. The predominant possibilities, in this case, are that the regulator cable is still jammed in the latch/lock mechanisms or that the glass rattled out of its track and jammed the latch/lock control rods or broken the plastic levers to which they are attached.
I imagine this advise is too late for you, but it may help someone else. Good luck!