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Hi,
This is my first DIY, so please excuse my poor english and don't hesitate to inform me about any mistakes.
Also i couldn't add any photos to the gallery so i attached it in this post.
I will modify this post later as soon as i upload the photos to the forum gallery.

My door lock wasn't working well, sometimes it doesn't unlock but it locks every time, you can also hear some vacuumed air is playing inside the door.

So i decided to open the door and look for the problem, i already read about the door lock actuator and how much it costs so i tried to fix it and i did


1. Thanks to Mr. Red66gt's DIY, I disassembled the door and removed the actuator.

2. If you plugged the actuator into the air hose and tried to lock/unlock the doors you will hear the air leaking from the actuator.

3. Bring some Tie-Wraps and secure the upper and the lower side of the actuator until it's tightened.

4. Re-attach the air hose to the actuator to check for any leaks, if it's working fine and there is no leak, then you are OK.

5. Re-assemble the actuator in the lock and inside the door, close the panel and you are good to go.


That is a quick and cheap fix.
Actually it didn't for me from the first time, because i was using a poor quality
Tie-wraps and some super glue, but i fixed it again

I hope it will work for you

Rgds,
Waleed Mango
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Thanks. I have added to the Sticky, just below the actuator replacement entry..
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Nice...real nice. Great pictures, too. Good job.
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I fixed mine as well, but I just wrapped the actuator in black electrical tape, works fine now.
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cool breeze : Thanks, i appreciate it.

OverEngineered : I'm glad to hear that, hope it will last for long time
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Great Job Walee and great pictures
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