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Old 09 Mar 2007, 12:03 am
Yoda
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Default Stuck door locks

This is on my 02 RSX. The power door locks, when activated by the
remote, have gotten stuck. I think it's just the drivers side door -
the various (3) motors are still all working, and the passenger door
and hatch all open, but the little lock knob on the drivers side
doesn't pop up or down. I'm pretty sure it's just stuck somehow - it
was working ok, then gradually got balky, would work sometimes and
sometimes not, and now it just refuses to go up or down at all. Using
the key in the door still works fine. How would I lubricate this thing?
My first inclination is to just unscrew the knob and then spray some
wd-40 into the hole, but have a nagging feeling that that's not really
the best solution. Any ideas?
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Old 09 Mar 2007, 07:38 am
Michael Pardee
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Default Re: Stuck door locks

"Yoda" <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in message
news:2007030823034516807-yoda@Dagobahnet...
> This is on my 02 RSX. The power door locks, when activated by the remote,
> have gotten stuck. I think it's just the drivers side door - the various
> (3) motors are still all working, and the passenger door and hatch all
> open, but the little lock knob on the drivers side doesn't pop up or down.
> I'm pretty sure it's just stuck somehow - it was working ok, then
> gradually got balky, would work sometimes and sometimes not, and now it
> just refuses to go up or down at all. Using the key in the door still
> works fine. How would I lubricate this thing? My first inclination is to
> just unscrew the knob and then spray some wd-40 into the hole, but have a
> nagging feeling that that's not really the best solution. Any ideas?
> --
> -----------------------------
> I only talk like that in the movies
>


The external mechanism is the most vulnerable (unless the inside parts
missed the "grease" step in assembly), so I'd start there. Haven't looked
for it for a while, but there at least used to be an aerosol form of white
grease that would be just the ticket. If not the outside, the door panel has
to come off to get to the goodies.

Mike


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Old 24 Mar 2007, 12:35 pm
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Default Re: Stuck door locks

It could be a bad solenoid. At worst, try this:



"Yoda" <yoda@Dagobah.net> wrote in message
news:2007030823034516807-yoda@Dagobahnet...
> This is on my 02 RSX. The power door locks, when activated by the remote,
> have gotten stuck. I think it's just the drivers side door - the various
> (3) motors are still all working, and the passenger door and hatch all
> open, but the little lock knob on the drivers side doesn't pop up or down.
> I'm pretty sure it's just stuck somehow - it was working ok, then
> gradually got balky, would work sometimes and sometimes not, and now it
> just refuses to go up or down at all. Using the key in the door still
> works fine. How would I lubricate this thing? My first inclination is to
> just unscrew the knob and then spray some wd-40 into the hole, but have a
> nagging feeling that that's not really the best solution. Any ideas?
> --
> -----------------------------
> I only talk like that in the movies
>



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Old 25 Mar 2007, 06:31 pm
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Yoda wrote:
> This is on my 02 RSX. The power door locks, when activated by the
> remote, have gotten stuck. I think it's just the drivers side door - the
> various (3) motors are still all working, and the passenger door and
> hatch all open, but the little lock knob on the drivers side doesn't pop
> up or down. I'm pretty sure it's just stuck somehow - it was working ok,
> then gradually got balky, would work sometimes and sometimes not, and
> now it just refuses to go up or down at all. Using the key in the door
> still works fine. How would I lubricate this thing? My first inclination
> is to just unscrew the knob and then spray some wd-40 into the hole, but
> have a nagging feeling that that's not really the best solution. Any ideas?


-------------------------------

LockEase is the graphite aerosol spray to use on the lock, but it's more
likely the return spring has piled up inside the actuator. I removed the
spring from my wife's CR-V and it works fine now. It was all piled up
and folded over in a mess. The key was getting very stiff as a result.
You know about holding the drivers outer handle OUT while locking if the
door is open, right?

'Curly'
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Old 25 Mar 2007, 11:08 pm
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On 2007-03-25 17:31:56 -0500, motsco_ <motsco_@interbaun.com> said:

> Yoda wrote:
>> This is on my 02 RSX. The power door locks, when activated by the
>> remote, have gotten stuck. I think it's just the drivers side door -
>> the various (3) motors are still all working, and the passenger door
>> and hatch all open, but the little lock knob on the drivers side
>> doesn't pop up or down. I'm pretty sure it's just stuck somehow - it
>> was working ok, then gradually got balky, would work sometimes and
>> sometimes not, and now it just refuses to go up or down at all. Using
>> the key in the door still works fine. How would I lubricate this thing?
>> My first inclination is to just unscrew the knob and then spray some
>> wd-40 into the hole, but have a nagging feeling that that's not really
>> the best solution. Any ideas?

>
> -------------------------------
>
> LockEase is the graphite aerosol spray to use on the lock, but it's
> more likely the return spring has piled up inside the actuator. I
> removed the spring from my wife's CR-V and it works fine now. It was
> all piled up and folded over in a mess. The key was getting very stiff
> as a result. You know about holding the drivers outer handle OUT while
> locking if the door is open, right?
>
> 'Curly'


Yes, it sounds like it might be a similar return spring problem - the
motor's working, and I've lubed the thing from the outside, but it only
moves a little, and doesn't open or close. The other 2 locks work fine
with the remote. Looks like I might try to remove the panel and see
what's going on. I'm not having a problem using the key, and don't know
about holding the handle out while locking - what does that do?
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Old 26 Mar 2007, 01:41 am
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Yoda wrote:
> Yes, it sounds like it might be a similar return spring problem - the
> motor's working, and I've lubed the thing from the outside, but it only
> moves a little, and doesn't open or close. The other 2 locks work fine
> with the remote. Looks like I might try to remove the panel and see
> what's going on. I'm not having a problem using the key, and don't know
> about holding the handle out while locking - what does that do?


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I'm assuming it's the same as all Hondas. Prevents you locking the keys
in the car. It will be in your owner's manual if it's true.

'Curly'
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Old 26 Mar 2007, 02:03 pm
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motsco_ <motsco_@interbaun.com> wrote in
news:130ejjf20mmn7e@corp.supernews.com:

> Yoda wrote:
>> Yes, it sounds like it might be a similar return spring problem - the
>> motor's working, and I've lubed the thing from the outside, but it only
>> moves a little, and doesn't open or close. The other 2 locks work fine
>> with the remote. Looks like I might try to remove the panel and see
>> what's going on. I'm not having a problem using the key, and don't know
>> about holding the handle out while locking - what does that do?

>
> ---------------------------------
>
> I'm assuming it's the same as all Hondas. Prevents you locking the keys
> in the car. It will be in your owner's manual if it's true.
>
> 'Curly'
>


If you hold out a Honda/Acura's inside handle while flipping the door lock
lever to "lock",that allows the door to *lock behind you* when the door
closes *without using a key or remote*,and it WILL allow you to lock your
keys in the car. I know from personal experience.

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Old 31 Aug 2007, 04:10 pm
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> GUEST wrote:
> This is on my 02 RSX. The power door locks, when activated by the
> remote, have gotten stuck. I think it's just the drivers side door

-
> the various (3) motors are still all working, and the passenger

door
> and hatch all open, but the little lock knob on the drivers side
> doesn't pop up or down. I'm pretty sure it's just stuck somehow -

it
> was working ok, then gradually got balky, would work sometimes and
> sometimes not, and now it just refuses to go up or down at all.

Using
> the key in the door still works fine. How would I lubricate this

thing?
> My first inclination is to just unscrew the knob and then spray

some
> wd-40 into the hole, but have a nagging feeling that that's not

really
> the best solution. Any ideas?
> --
> -----------------------------
> I only talk like that in the movies


Yoda --

I saw your post and have what sounds like exactly the same trouble
with my '02 RSX driver's-side door lock. did you have any luck?

I was just quoted $150 for parts and $150 for labor to fix this and
I'm disinclined to believe them when they say it'll take an hour and
a half for them to do the work. My lock works sometimes, is
weather-sensitive, and the lock itself visibly struggles against
something when you try to remote lock/unlock it.

The dealership guys were talking about an electrical failure, but the
behavior doesn't strike me as electrical in nature -- it looks like a
mechanical issue, some sticky thing restraining that one lock. The
others all work fine, and there's no difficulty just using the key
manually. $300 seems awfully steep.

TIA. Dave

I guess I'll try WD-40 and/or the LockEase suggestion.

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Old 31 Aug 2007, 06:12 pm
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On 2007-08-31 15:10:11 -0500, hoserhoser@umich-dot-edu.no-spam.invalid
(Jerky) said:

>
> > GUEST wrote:
> > This is on my 02 RSX. The power door locks, when activated by the
> > remote, have gotten stuck. I think it's just the drivers side door

> -
> > the various (3) motors are still all working, and the passenger

> door
> > and hatch all open, but the little lock knob on the drivers side
> > doesn't pop up or down. I'm pretty sure it's just stuck somehow -

> it
> > was working ok, then gradually got balky, would work sometimes and
> > sometimes not, and now it just refuses to go up or down at all.

> Using
> > the key in the door still works fine. How would I lubricate this

> thing?
> > My first inclination is to just unscrew the knob and then spray

> some
> > wd-40 into the hole, but have a nagging feeling that that's not

> really
> > the best solution. Any ideas?
> > --
> > -----------------------------
> > I only talk like that in the movies

>
> Yoda --
>
> I saw your post and have what sounds like exactly the same trouble
> with my '02 RSX driver's-side door lock. did you have any luck?
>
> I was just quoted $150 for parts and $150 for labor to fix this and
> I'm disinclined to believe them when they say it'll take an hour and
> a half for them to do the work. My lock works sometimes, is
> weather-sensitive, and the lock itself visibly struggles against
> something when you try to remote lock/unlock it.
>
> The dealership guys were talking about an electrical failure, but the
> behavior doesn't strike me as electrical in nature -- it looks like a
> mechanical issue, some sticky thing restraining that one lock. The
> others all work fine, and there's no difficulty just using the key
> manually. $300 seems awfully steep.
>
> TIA. Dave
>
> I guess I'll try WD-40 and/or the LockEase suggestion.


I've tried wd40, no luck. I haven't checked with the dealer about
getting it fixed, I'm pretty sure it'll be about what you reported. So
far I'm doing fine with just the key.
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