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The sliding door on the mazda 2001 mpv won't open with the button or the lock won't unlock the door, can't manually open it?

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SOURCE: automatic door locks

faulty switch or relay or just a fuse

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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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 flicks.

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

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SOURCE: Passenger sliding door doesn´t unlock (Power

Sound like you have a dammaged door latch assembly. It is a pain but you have to take the insid door trim panal off to see what you are doing and make sure the latch assy is un locking. Dis connect power door lock motor linkage to make sure motot is not jaming the lock in the lock possition.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 mazda mpv sliding door will not unlock from

sounds like the lock rod fell off. Take the door pannel off and reatach it

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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SOURCE: mazda mpv 2000 front passenger door is jammed

Your latch assembly may be frozen, or the door actuator faulty (a common problem on this vehicle).

Check out the following forum posts:

The basic problem:

http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=24351&highlight=door+actuator

Photos of the latch assembly:

http://forum.mpvclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=16431&highlight=panel+door+locked

How to disassemble the door panel (if you can open the door!):

http://www.mpvclub.com/diy.php?id=8

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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Step 2: Lock and unlock the drivers door using the power door lock switch on the door.

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