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Back doors wont lock
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Actually I found a solution. I remove the lock relay form the fuse panel and placed it back in place. I did not replace it. After doing this they worked. I probably need to replace the relay at some point, but for now that solved the problem. It was hard for me to believe that there is a separate relay for the lock and unlock circuit.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
SOURCE: mazda 2003 MPV door locks
I just fixed this same problem. It happened to me 3 different times in
a month so I got good at it. Before you dive into removing your door
try this. Pull the door handle and release it letting it snap back
several times. The problem is a half open door latch that won't let the
door unlock. Do this as aggressively as you can to attempt to get the
latch to return to its original position. Check the door lock between
Ok, if that didn't work, here is how to remove the door.
1. Remove the screw behind the door latch, you will have to pop the plastic cover off first.
2. Remove the rubber insert in the door handle
3. Remove the screw that is now visible
4. Now remove the window/lock control module, the back is free but the front has a plastic lip so lift the back up and pull towards the back of the van.
5. Remove the clips that attach to the lock and to the window controls (these can be a pain)
5. (Optional) Remove the bracket that held the window/lock control module
At this point your door is basically free, it is only held in place with plastic clips that can be easily forced off. If your door were open you would simple pull the bottom of the door out (hinged at the window) and lift it off. But since we can't pull because the door is closed we have to force it out.
From here it is pretty simple. Move the seat all the way back and tip the seat way back. Lift the door panel straight up. You will be breaking 2 plastic clips from the rear part but once you do it just pulls out. This is not that easy because the space is limited but just keep pulling and force the rear end of the door panel past the b-pillar. Once you do this it is free.
Have fun and try to keep the black gook from getting everywhere.
Oh, to fix the door lock just oil/grease it and manually move the mechanism several times.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
thei are screws in the door hidden by caps that you need to take off the door and near the mirror shoud pop off
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Remove the door pannel and spray releasing oil over the central locking solinoid.That should sort it for you good luck.
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
My son and I both have Proteges, and we had this problem also. There is a nylon gear that the shaft sheers off of, usually in cold weather. We went to the auto wrecker and got relacement actuaors for $10 each and replaced them. The hardest part is learning to take the door panels off. I just did a web search for this and found clear instructions. On my son's car we were only able to get the actuator motor from the opposite side (they are specific to each door) so we carefully took it apart, and changed the gear only, as the gears are identical in all the doors. The housing is what is different for each door.
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
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