Question about 1993 Mercury Topaz
I have the drivers down the door lock button (pole) won't come up so it always looks locked .. **** that car door cannot be locked now. The passengers side door needs to be manually opened. THe back drivers side door can only be unlocked manually. The Passenger back seat door can't be opened at all. It is stuck.
Well replacing the power lock actuator/solenoid help the doors that don't work? Well this also be able to fix the ones where the automatic locks dont work but can be opened and closed manually?
How can I fix the locks so that they are automatic again (as one of them .. the driver back door is).
You may need to remove your door panels (screws are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door) and then peel back the weather film on each door to see what could be causing the issues.. rusted wires, loose connection, broken linkages, seized linkages. I'm not sure what to do with your car since each door seems to be having a different issue, but I would check the locking mechanisms..
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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Before you replace anything, inspect the connector pins in both the driver's door switch and the passenger door switch. If you don't find any problem with these connector pins, replace the driver's door control switch.
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