Simple Replacement Door Lock Actuator

Jul 4th

Door lock actuator has a small piston within which either expels or retracts, depending on circuit input system door lock supply. This action moves rod latch door lock or unlock door latch. When piston is retracted and ejected, it can draw foreign debris in actuator body, eventually causing it to short out. When this occurs, replacement is necessary.

Sliding Door Lock Actuator
Sliding Door Lock Actuator

Close door with faulty actuator. Pry window and lock buttons on door panel with a cutting tool. Disconnect buttons on their harnesses by hand. Remove hex head screws in door panel with a set of pipes. Depending on year, make and model of car, you may have to remove some ornaments covered with cropping tool to expose all hex screws.

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Pull door panel of door by hand. If you’re working in an older vehicle, you may have to pry loose panel using tool setting before you’re able to get it out door. Take wiring connector which plugs into door lock actuator wrong door. Tighten retaining clip on connector and pull connector actuator hand.

Remove actuator retaining bolt holding actuator to door using a socket set. Detach actuator from end of latch spindle by hand. Pull actuator out of door and set it aside. Attach new door lock actuator rod in hand closure. Screw actuator to door with a socket set. Plug cable into body of new actuator manually. Reinstall the door panel of the car in reverse of how to take it off.