I have the part and have removed door panels in the past, but I'm having trouble and don't want to just start poking around and pulling stuff off as someone in a forum recommended. Can you give me a brief description of the when and where and how to remove the door panel?
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Re: door lock actuator needs to be replaced.
Remember there are screws in little covers that need to be removed then take the mirro cover off pull out from bottom work your way up and the up and out/ the screw are generally located at door handle under the rest pad
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This sounds like you may have a bad lock actuator, there is an actuator that controls the lock, it may need replacing, you will need to remove the door panel to gain access to it, then with a testlight you will test to make sure the actuator is getting power and a ground and if it tests good for power and ground then replace it and door lock will start working again, this part is about 30.00 dollars. here is a picture of it. good day
It is very possibly that the wires for these have broke in the harness that is in between the door and the body pillar . If you can remove the switches for the lock and the window switch with out to much trouble . test the circuits with a test light and make sure there is power and ground to them . If there is no power and ground check your fuses if they are all good then check the harness between the door and pillar . if there is power to the switches you will need to remove the door panel and check to see if power is going to the window motor and the actuator for the door locks , if there is power then the motor and the actuator will need to be replace . If there is no power then its possibly the witches or wiring from the switch to the motor or actuator
Check your power door lock fuse located underneath the drivers side steering wheel. Flip the fuse box cover over and there will be a diagram showing what fuse controls what component. When it burns out the power door locks will no longer work. If your fuse is ok then replace your power door lock actuator has gone bad. You will then need to remove your door panel and replace the PDL actuator with a new one.
1999 Ford Explorer Door Lock Actuator REMOVAL: 1.Remove the front door trim panel. 2.Remove the water shield. 3.Remove the power door lock actuator. 4.Disconnect the electrical connector. 5.Drill out the rivet. 6.Disconnect the actuator rod. 7.Remove the actuator. ------------------------------------
which ever door it is need to remove the door panel to check linkage connection[clip may have popped off or broke ] or the lock actuator may need repair or replacement[test connection to lock actuator for power if no power test wiring if power actuator may need replacement]but most likely its the $2 clip which most auto stores carry
You will need to remove the door panel, mounted inside the door you will find the lock actuator, it should have a rod connecting attached to the lock cylinder, also there should be an electrical connector. Disconnect the rod and the electrical connector and remove actuator from the door.
Repair would be to replace and I have no direct knowledge of the 99
model but my 2001 wasn't so hard and I would guess that the 99 will be
a similar replacement.
Remove the door panel, on the 2001 it's 2 screws located on the inside door handle, 2 on the bottom and one at the top near the mirror.
With that removed you take off the foam panel and expose the inside of the door.
The lock actuators are easy to find, they are attached to the
lock rod. There is one electrical connector on it that is taken off by
lifting the lock clip using a slot screwdriver then just pull the
The actuator itself is a bit odd to get out. To look at the new one it seemed to me that it would click in from the top but after doing the first one I saw that it actually SLIDES in from the direction of the outside of the door.
I found a very thin narrow **** located where the striker hits the lock
on the outside door jam and this goes directly to the side of the
actuator. I fashioned a tool from a narrow putty knife then pushed it
into the **** and then pushed onto the actuator releasing the little
friction clip that you can see on the new actuator.
have to push and push this whole thing towards the outside wall of the
door which doesn't go too easily. On my passenger side i resorted to a
long slot screwdriver to use as a lever to help slide the thing forward
because it didn't want to budge. The good thing though is that the new ones slide right into place easily.
Another thing, the pin on the actuator that moves the
lock-rod just sits inside the lock-rod, there is no mechanical
attachment and it fairly loose so no need to worry about that part of
Remove the retainer screw from the door handle cover and remove.
Remove the screw from the bottom left corner of the door panel.
Pull the door panel away from the door, starting at the
bottom (may need to start with door half open then close fully to
remove). Lift up and off the door.
Peel back the door insulation by working gently at edges .
Remove 3 black screws from the face of the door latch mechanism.
Disconnect the controller arm at the top of the door latch
mechanism that connects to the outside door handle. The plastic
connector will push up from the metal arm after the locking tabs are
Open the door half way and remove the 3 screws from the side of the door around the door latch.
The door latch mechanism is now able to be removed out from
the inside of the door. The black wire cables may need to be removed
from some of the retaining clamps.
The lock actuator can be removed. The actuator body will
twist out of the spring clamp. Then the bar at the end of the actuator
can be removed by turning
Hope helped with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.
Snap out two door pull strap retainer screw covers. Remove screws.
Remove one screw from lower rear door panel.
Remove screw retaining rear inside door handle cup . Remove rear door inside handle cup.
Using a Trim Pad Removing Tool pry trim panel retaining clips from rear door inner panel.