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Old 22 Mar 2005, 12:04 pm
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Default 97 Accord Locks by Itself

My wife has a 97' Accord with around 87,000 miles on it. Last winter a
problem came up that has me stumped. When it's cold, cool, <50 degrees the
cars auto matic locks will not disengage. They will unlock for maybe a
second ( gotta be fast with the door!) then lock back. It's annoying but I
worry because it locks while your in the car also making it almost inpossibe
to get out. Anyone ever seen this before. The dealership here is not much
help. Thanks in advance, Joe


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Old 23 Mar 2005, 02:09 am
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josefritz wrote:
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> My wife has a 97' Accord with around 87,000 miles on it. Last winter a
> problem came up that has me stumped. When it's cold, cool, <50 degrees the
> cars auto matic locks will not disengage. They will unlock for maybe a
> second ( gotta be fast with the door!) then lock back. It's annoying but I
> worry because it locks while your in the car also making it almost inpossibe
> to get out. Anyone ever seen this before. The dealership here is not much
> help. Thanks in advance, Joe


The lock in the drivers door has an integrated switch that senses the
position of the lock (so that when you use the key or the knob, the
control unit will know to lock or unlock the doors). My guess is that
dirt, moisture and cold weather has made the switch sluggish. When you
press the unlock button, the doors unlock, but the switch does not
follow, it is still in the "lock" position. This tells the controller to
lock all doors again.


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Old 23 Mar 2005, 07:49 am
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In article <T6Z%d.417$oy3.349@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com>, "josefritz"
<jonesfish@hotmail.com> wrote:

> My wife has a 97' Accord with around 87,000 miles on it. Last winter a
> problem came up that has me stumped. When it's cold, cool, <50 degrees the
> cars auto matic locks will not disengage. They will unlock for maybe a
> second ( gotta be fast with the door!) then lock back. It's annoying but I
> worry because it locks while your in the car also making it almost inpossibe
> to get out. Anyone ever seen this before. The dealership here is not much
> help. Thanks in advance, Joe


It appears that the weather is the problem which means that water or
moisture is somehow getting into the locking mechanisms. I don't know any
solution to the problem. My only advice is to use the key to unlock the
car. If you are inside the car and want to get out--try pulling up on the
knob located near the window instead of relying on the controls mounted on
the arm rest. Ask a mechanic or the dealership service manager to try to
determine how water or moisture is getting into the locking mechanism.

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