Date registered: Mar 2007
Vehicle: '92 W124 230E Auto
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Strange Central Locking Behaviour
I've been having an ongoing problem with the central locking ... sometimes it would lock from the driver's door, sometimes not. Quite by accident I've now established the following:
1. If I deadlock the boot while the drivers door is adjar, everything will lock except the drivers door (obviously a safety aspect);
2. If I then close and lock/unlock the drivers door, all doors and the fuel flap will lock, every time.
3. If I leave the drivers door adjar and lock/unlock the boot all doors except the drivers door will lock (as above).
The point is, if the drivers door is left adjar and closed after the boot is dead-locked (turned to the 3 o'clock position) the central locking works fine. However, if I simply lock the boot and then lock/unlock the closed drivers door the central locking may work, it may also leave all the doors, fuel flap and bootlid open and leave me with a situation where only the drivers door locks/unlocks.
Any ideas? It can't be the micro-switches as they obviously seem to work. I was thinking it may be the pump's on-board PC board, the pump is not running long enough every time to lock all doors? Oh, there's never been an issue unlocking all the LOCKED doors, but there is a problem locking all the UNLOCKED doors.
1992 W124 230E Auto, M102.982, 212,750 km / 132,968 miles, MBSA-built - CURRENT.
1985 W123 280E Auto, M110.988, 110,265km / 68,915 miles, MBSA-built - SOLD.
1985 W123 230E Manual, M102.982, 219,320 km / 137,075 miles, MBSA-built - SOLD!
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