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  1. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey VXon Frontera Monkey VxON Club Member

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    Hi
    Just repaired the rear door wiring loom on a Zafira A series
    It seems where the external loom touches the rear door skin the wires are prone to breaking
    The problem was a rear door where the central locking wires had broken and the door wouldn't open at all
    The solution was:-
    Remove the securing screws - one in the centre of the pull handle - once removed remove the handle section and remove the two other screws from behind it
    One screw behind the tweeter and another behind the electric window blank/switch
    Then carefully lever the top of the door card over the door metal and pull from the inside - the trim will then come away quite easily
    Remove the spray protector from the lock area and locate the central locking plug - pull the red clip up and remove the plug from the motor
    Then using a 'power probe' or fused live wire - put power to the top pin and earth to the lower one under the top one - sounds confusing but there are three pins - one on top two under - you will see it when you get there
    this should activate the central locking which will then unlock the door and enable you to open it
    Remove the three bottom screws and the manual window winder if fitted and remove the door card
    unclip the wiring loom and remove / rolll back the rubber cover
    Repair the broken wires - (i found all but 2 had broken)
    I used new lengths of wire to rplace the broken sections - the best stuff is the multi core wire
    i then soldered the joints used heat shrink for the individual wires and black tape to recover them
    then i used super glue to re join the rubber boot
    refit and test
    job done
    in all start to finish was just under the Hour - DIY guys allow the extra 1/2 hour
    This is also the same for rear windows that stop working except you just need to repair the wiring loom in the same place and don't have to remove the door card
    cheers
    Steve
     
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  2. Vauxhall Tech

    Vauxhall Tech "Drive it like you stole it !"

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    Same applies for the Meriva A !
     
  3. pitkin2020

    pitkin2020 New Member

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    Thanks for this, helped me a lot. I will just add for others, don't remove the door card if you can manually lock/unlock the door as there is no need. I wish I had read the thread properly lol
     
  4. mentamickiezafira

    mentamickiezafira mentalmickie

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    wiring loom has broken had same problem with mine after buying new lock motor waste of money lesson learnt.
     
  5. zafiraboy35

    zafiraboy35 Member

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    i have tried what you have said, but no joy at all, i've even removed the opposite rear door, ran two wires from the plug and tried to activate the lock that way too, but still no joy. I'm under the impression that the locking module is dead, so my question is, how do I open the door?

    any help will be appreciated

    regards
    Zaffy boy
     
  6. mrjk

    mrjk New Member

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    To get the door open try winding down the window and then use the remote to lock and unlock the car, while gently pulling the inside and out side handles at the same time. You should feel some tension when pulling the handles and the door will open. This worked with me and dealer repaired the wiring.
     
  7. greenninja

    greenninja Member

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    hi everyone i am new to the forum and was hoping that someone might be able to help, my nsr door is locked shut it wont work on the fob and has been intermittenly working for a few weeks so i thought it must be the wires in the door post, however i have stript the door trim off and using a power probe i have tried to power the motor for the locks but still no joy so maybe its the motor, i am still stuck on how to get the door open so that i can A check the wires and B change the motor if needed please help me as i am really needing this door fixed any pointers would be really appreciated, i dont know if it matters but the electric windows seem to have stopt working aswell, i just need to get the door open i have been advised that the only way of getting through it is to brutalise the motor seems a bit harsh again thanks for any advice cheers
     
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  8. emmajayneteacake

    emmajayneteacake New Member

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    Hi,

    Just wondering if this is a permanent solution to the problem? Have just had the same problem with my 54 plate astra. The garage found out the wires had snapped in the loom and have rewired them. My other 3 doors are on the way out with intermittent problems (windows not working, speakers not working) and I would like to know if it's worth getting them fixed now or taking it up with Vauxhall. It seems to me that doors are meant to be opened and closed and the wires inside should be strong enough/should not be in a position where they rub and snap!
     
  9. Tjzaf

    Tjzaf New Member

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    Happened to me other day replaced latch no avail traced wires back and bingo snapped wire found it thanks to this post many thanks
     
  10. fiferjim

    fiferjim Member

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    I have this issue also but if i lock the doors i can open the door in question from the inside?? weird but works till i can get it fixed.
     

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