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post #1 of 13 Old 02-01-2016, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Zj passenger door locks not unlock/locking

Alright guys I got my zj a couple months ago and I left the sunroof open one time for like 3 minutes and it rained a tiny bit on the seats and cc. Now the passenger door locks won't work with the inside control or the key fob. I can hear the front and rear actuators moving but they don't unlock or lock the door. Any ideas guys ?

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-01-2016, 06:36 PM
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Your gonna have to pull the door panel off and see what is unhooked
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Your gonna have to pull the door panel off and see what is unhooked
I had the panels off when doing my speakers. You can't really see anything of the actuator at all it's weird.
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Yeah, by see he means stick your arm inside the door and swear at it.


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Yeah, by see he means stick your arm inside the door and swear at it.
Exactly!
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Yeah, by see he means stick your arm inside the door and swear at it.
😂 I wish it was that easy
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I can hear the front and rear actuators moving but they don't unlock or lock the door. Any ideas guys ?
The actuators can fail internally in such a way that you hear them operate, but they don't actually lock or unlock. Easiest and cheapest fix is to replace with junkyard ones, although if you have the patience you can crack them open and repair them. There's a writeup with pictures somewhere on here.

Or it might be that the rods have become detached, or the plastic clips that attach the rods to the actuator have snapped. As has been said, you just have to pull off the door panel and look.
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The actuators can fail internally in such a way that you hear them operate, but they don't actually lock or unlock. Easiest and cheapest fix is to replace with junkyard ones, although if you have the patience you can crack them open and repair them. There's a writeup with pictures somewhere on here.

Or it might be that the rods have become detached, or the plastic clips that attach the rods to the actuator have snapped. As has been said, you just have to pull off the door panel and look.
Alright I guess this is my next job. I just finished my headliner so now it's time to tackle this
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The actuators can fail internally in such a way that you hear them operate, but they don't actually lock or unlock. Easiest and cheapest fix is to replace with junkyard ones, although if you have the patience you can crack them open and repair them. There's a writeup with pictures somewhere on here.

Or it might be that the rods have become detached, or the plastic clips that attach the rods to the actuator have snapped. As has been said, you just have to pull off the door panel and look.
Well thanks guys I'll rip it apart soon and see what's going on. I read some where that it should have about 9v to the actuator ? Can anyone confirm that?
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The actuators are 12V solenoids, they should have 12V when they are triggered.


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The actuators are 12V solenoids, they should have 12V when they are triggered.
Are you sure ? I saw a few threads where someone mentioned to test for 9v . Which was odd to me
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Okay gotcha. Thanks I will be doing this Wednesday when I'm off. Thanks again
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