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Hi all.
Having some issues with my drivers door lock.
It has always been a bit temperamental, sometimes not locking or unlocking with the rest of the doors.
Unfortunately, as of yesterday, it won't open at all.
I don't have a key for the door locks as the previous owner must have had them replaced but only ever used the fob, so I am stuck with a door that doesn't open.
The door lock doesn't make a noise or even attempt to unlock, it's completely dead.
Any idea what it could be?
Thanks in advance
 

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Also, can anyone offer any advice on how to open the drivers door? Thanks
 

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Theres a few videos on YouTube showing you how to open doors and repair/replace actuators 👍🏻
 

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Theres a few videos on YouTube showing you how to open doors and repair/replace actuators 👍🏻
Ye I found most of those, thanks. Unfortunately, none of them show you how to open the door
 

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Sounds brutal but give the door a big whack from the outside. Wind window down and do the same. Keep whacking and clicking the key fob button.
 

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Try this one 👍🏻
Sounds brutal but give the door a big whack from the outside. Wind window down and do the same. Keep whacking and clicking the key fob button.
I've tried all of the above, still no joy.
I have managed to remove the inside door panel, does anyone know how I now open the door?
I need to override the lock some how.
Thanks
 

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Does that hooking thing he does in the video not work? I’ve not tried it personally tbf (🤞🏻)
 

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Hit the door firmly when the door lock is and keep pressing the unlock button. 9/10 it will unlock.
Replace the door lock. The its something to do with the soldering on the locks circuit board that go weak.


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Does that hooking thing he does in the video not work? I’ve not tried it personally tbf (🤞🏻)
I can't remove the plastic bit to get the wire in to the door unfortunately

Hit the door firmly when the door lock is and keep pressing the unlock button. 9/10 it will unlock.
Replace the door lock. The its something to do with the soldering on the locks circuit board that go weak.


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Will give it another go, thanks. This use to work, but I think it has now completely packed up
 

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Nope, still won't open. Tried to open it by making a small hole in the lock enclosure and turning some cogs but nothing...
I guess the last resort is removing the lock with a crowbar???
 
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