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Problems with Drivers door lock

Discussion in 'Omega, Monaro VXR, VXR8, Carlton, Senator, Manta & Monza owners forum' started by Lambo, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Lambo

    Lambo New Member

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    I am having problems with my remote locking on the drivers door of my Omega 2002, sometimes it will lock/unlock others it won't, recently its becomming more and more that it won't.

    Its not a major problem as i can still use the key to get it. I fancied having a look myself but having removed the screws in the door card i can get it to move away at the base but its won't free, anyone know how these are removed etc and are there any little clips i need to look out for etc?

    Also anyone any suggestions as to what may be my problem with the lock?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. markrl

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    If your having problems with one door not locking or unlocking then its most likely to be the central door locking motor on the door. Before replacing the motor however its worth checking that the electrical connector plug on the rear of the motor is clean and secure. When the motor starts coming to the end of its life they tend to go intermitant first. Replacing them is not a difficult job just a bit fiddly removing and uncliping the control rods due to the lack of space. I think if you search this site you will find various instructions on door card removal in the "How to Section". Its a little more tricky I believe on later facelifted models then the earlier cars. I personally have only ever removed the door card on an earlier model. The cost of a new replacement motor from Vauxhall is £56 including VAT, probably cheaper from Autovaux and cheaper still second hand from ebay. There are two types of motor you'll need the later one with the square electrical plug.

    Link below should assist with door card removal
    http://www.vauxhallownersnetwork.co.uk/showthread.php?t=62958
     
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    Father-in-laws did this and I took the solenoid off and sprayed lots of WD-40 in whilst working the actuator manually. Now,over a year on it still works fine.(I sprayed inside the acuator till it was running everywhere, messy, but effective)
     
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    mr. des Banned

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    you could fit one of those generic ones from maplin for a tenner will require cutting the original loom and drilling holes to secure it but it will be hidden obviously ive had quite a bit of experience of this on isuzu and nissans but never on an omega
     
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    Taking the door card off and greasing the mechanism fixed mine.
     
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    I've had both front door motor units fail. Both failures were due to the microswitches. Replaced the microswitches and all working OK - £1 each and not £56.
     
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    Bear in mind that the system will require a turn of the key to reset if there are numerous presses of the button on the key in a short period of time.


    If there are kids around who keep pressing the button even if the keys are in the house then it will do this.

    You might notice that the red light on the key doesn't come on when the button is pressed if this is the case, although i'm not 100% sure on that.
     
  8. Lambo

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    Firstly a big thanks for all the replies, got so far with the door card and then couldn't find the hidden screws but due to that excellent guide i'm sure i'll manage it at the weekend, will keep you all informed as to how i get one.

    Thanks again
     
  9. Ghosts_in_my_machine

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    Sounds a bit simple. But have you tried changing the battery in the fob?

    Mine started playing up exactly the same a few weeks ago and as with most of the problems I have with the Omega, I feared for the worst.

    I had a problem with a Vectra some years back where the rubber on the fob had split and you couldn't always operate the button beneath. Thought I had same problem this time. Thought I'd change the battery first though. Problem solved!
     
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