Question about Ford Escape
My car senses that the door is open, so it turns on the inside lights - then in the middle of the night or at random times the car alarm goes off - most likely thinking the door is being opened when it shouldn't. I've had the driver door sensor replaced and all sensors cleaned - diagnosics shows the right rear door is tripping it - next step is to replace that - Ideas??? I can't have the alarm going off mid-night!
It's either the sensor itself or the wiring from the sensor to wherever it goes. I would start by swapping the two rear sensors and see if the fault moves to the other side. If not it's the wiring which you will need to trace and check all connectors involved.
Posted on May 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the central locking control unit is in the drivers door. there's a polythene sheet in the door panel. If that's ripped or petrified then rain may be screwing with the electrics. it may be worth taking off the door panel and wrapping it the controll unit in a shopping bag or summat.....
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
it sounds like you are on the right track if you have cleaned the contacts sufficiently i would go ahead and replace them
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
you have to have a remote if you want to sort the problem for good.
Posted on May 29, 2009
I found a thread - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1542461 that details the repair of the soldering on the key lock door module. Our 2000 new beetle had the same issue. Also sometimes it refused to start. Soldering pins fixed it all.
Also see http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1015107 for releasing window from track, And door handle from inner panel.
I ripped the door apart and re-solderd the pins. I only had one pin with cracked solder but two others looked thin so I did them while I was in there. It's about a four or five hour project if you have all the tools. (8mm triple square also called an 8mm internal was the hardest to find - Also needed Torx T8 T10 T15 and T30 plus Philips Screw Driver. )
Project is difficult but not too bad for the mechanically inclined. A 7 on a scale of 10.
Since re-soldering pins - no more issues! My guess is that a VW dealer would get $200 for a new moduel plus 5 hours of service time for this gig - easily a $500 to $1000 bill. My cost - several new tools - about $25.00.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
The door latch located in the door panel has a micro switch built into it assembly. It is what detects an open door. A new latch is about $150. If you could find a shop to replace it for you. You could also try buying some plastic-safe contact cleaner/lubricant and spraying the latch assembly out and opening/closing the door a few times to work it in.
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
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