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Manual driver's side lock won't turn at all, even after using oil on it

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Its probably worn as will the key be and the key wont move the internals or the lock,you could try to get a new key cut but it will be only a little better as your copying a worn key but it will help but last resort is to replace key and barell with a new one

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1990 Audi 100 key won't lock or unlock doors

This is usually caused by broken plastic parts in the lock system. The best would be to verify and lub all locks and check out the elecrical.
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2004 honda accord driver side lock won't open remote

driver side has most use and breaks down quickest.
Typically, the lock wears, and should be oiled using graphite powder, not oil, as with most outdoor locks.
However, in winter moisture turns to ice and freezes lock.
In this case, try to squirt lock de-icer (usually this is methyl alcohol or some other type).
Don't use an alcohol (such as from drugstore) that also contains water.
that would make matters worse.
If you spray enough lock deicer or even a high-quality penetrating oil, you may be able to work key and lock to a point where you can turn it.

Don't force key rapidly or too strongly, as it will bend, and may break off in lock.

You can spray some alcohol or penetrating fluid on the key to work it into the lock better.
Sometimes, you can get at a frozen lock mechanism by spraying down into **** between window and metal door from above lock.
Sometimes, you might find that the door itself is frozen,
or the lock latch is frozen, and not the key-tumbler.
In this case, you can try body-checking (not kicking) the door,
to loosen the frozen edges around door and window.
If you can get into car from other side, you can sometimes open it from inside to break ice-jam.

If this is an electrical problem
(only remote doesn't work)
The likely cause is broken wire in wire-harness from car body to door.
There will usually be a group of wires either inside a cable or bundled in a rubber tubing, going from car to door at front between hinges.
Here is where the electrical connection will be broken,
because the wires break eventually as they get flexed over and over.

IN this case, the only permanent fix is to find the wire (it will be color-coded), and replace at least 6 inches of that wire (it will probably be broken inside insulating sheath.)
Alternately, there may be an open-circuit at connector to door-latch solonoid. Here you might get lucky if you get inside door-cover off and wiggle or re-insert the plug connector.
Also possible that solenoid is just burnt out or open-circuit.
In that case it must be replaced, for the remote signal to effectively open door lock.

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Manual door locks won't unlock

I recommend pulling the door panel off and getting a better look. There are little nylon retainers that slip over the metal rods in the door which connect the door handles, locks, latches etc (usually on the ends of the rods). Quick guess is that the end of the rod is sliding in there but because its still clipped onto the rod, it appears to be all there, in its proper place and working correctly. I'm also guessing that there has been a lot of penetrating oil sprayed into the door in an attempt to free the tight lock mechanisms. In reality, allowing the broken parts to slide into a stuck position more easily. Pop the door pnl off, start wiggling and moving different parts of the lock, latch, handles etc... You may want to ask your wife to help turn the door lock key outside while you're watching things move inside. I'll bet the issue(s) become very clear in no time! Good luck!

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I have a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer and the driver side and the rear driver side door locks stick when I try to unlock the doors. I have to press unlock several times until the doors unlock. It happens...

You'll need to remove the inside door panel after removing the interior door handle plastic. The spray the lock mechanism with silicone spray. Don't use WD40 as it will dry up and things will stick again. The best thing to use is a chain oil, like for a motorcycle chain. That oil is a sticky oil and can be sprayed on as you physically move the lock to help the oil penetrate. the sticky chain oil does not dry out and will last much longer then even silicone spray, but you may eventually need to do this job again. If you don't have a manual for your vehicle it would be a good idea, since it will have specific steps for removing the door panel for access. Hope this helps and please rate my solution - and thanks for using Fixya!!

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Driver side door lock won't open or lock using remote.

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Our key stopped opening the driver's side door of our Toyota Corolla about two days ago. The key was able to be inserted into the lock, but would not turn. Since entrance to the vehicle was still possible...

Put light-weight oil on the key to lubricate the lock cylinder tumblers. ... Use cooking oil if nothing else available. Put the oil on the key and work the lock.
Wipe the keys when the locks start working.
The locks use "graphite" for lubrication. You can grind up pencil lead and use as a lock lubricant .... messy.

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Automatic Door lock is stuck in "lock" position on drivers side,

Spray it in with that door lock lubrication.
You should be able to open it from the driverside insde.
Lubricate the doorlock latch at door style itself as well, no excess. Dripping to be removed! Now after working in that oil. have a few operations of the whole and threat all doors alike.
You need to do this at least once a year. She just stuck in dirt most probably. At that side most dirt enters because you use it the most.

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