Question about Kia Rio
Hello, we have a 2003 Kia Rio- problem as above- unlocking and then locking- only way in and out through passenger door.
This is what I have done and everything is back to normal- I hope it works for you.
1 Remove 25AMP fuse that controls door central locking from main box under the bonnet.
(AT this stage my passenger door opens- drivers side does not, the mechanism won't fully rotate)
2, Spray key with WD40 (or similar moisture repellent lubricant). Gently turn key to loosen mechanism- Partly remove key and spray lubricant into lock, have fun locking and unlocking!
3, Replace 25 amp fuse
4, Write yourself a cheque for garage labour and parts and wife brownie points!
Posted on Jan 18, 2010
I have a Kia Rio. My driver side door was not opening. The lock was constantly resetting itself.
I followed the advice to remove the power lock fuse, manually unlock the door, spray wd40 into the lock, and jiggle the lock with the key. I finally got the door to open.
I then removed the door cover to access the door latch mechanism inside the door. There are about 5 screws, and you have to unhook the window and mirror power cables from the cover. I wound the glass up to get clear access to the latch. I found a broken spring lying inside the door. I played around with the lock until I figured out where to insert a new spring. NOTE - I did not remove the door latch assembly from the door. I worked on it right inside the door. I attached the new spring with a couple of tie-wraps, replaced the fuse, and viola - all systems OK. Manual lock OK. Remote lock and unlock OK.
The door latch switch was not being reset when the door was unlocked because of the broken spring, so the brainbox was seing a constant LOCK signal.
Posted on Feb 26, 2012
It is extremely difficult to remove the door panel with the door closed. You mentioned that you can unlock the door with a key, so does the door still open and close once unlocked? You most likely just need to replace the power door lock solenoid, as when they fail, they usually sieze up, and make manual lock unlocking difficult.
Posted on May 04, 2010
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