door locks

Phil Rose pjrose at
Tue Aug 5 13:48:22 EDT 2003

At 11:05 AM -0400 8/5/03, Steve Gronback wrote:
>Is there info in the archives on door locks that creep up to the unlocked
>position after locking.  I assume vacuum is being lost, and it probably is
>the actuator in the door.

Not likely a loss of vacuum, since the lock system doesn't depend on
holding vacuum in order to _remain_ locked. To be _un_locked, the
system must be pressurized by the vac/pressure pump. Your problem
would appear to be something causing a spurious signal to pressurize
(sent to the pump). Could this be one of the effects stemming from a
"broken wire" in the door (hinge area) harness?

The only "manual" unlocking procedure I've seen (posted by Steve
Bucholtz) involves opening the trunk and applying pressure  to the
system--with a bicycle pump--via the vac hose connected to the trunk


>  Interestingly, when I locked the door from the
>passenger side, this didn't happen.
>Has anyone disabled the system to allow manual locking until this is
>repaired (both sides do it now).
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Phil Rose
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