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    confused Drivers door indicates open when its not

    After reading a couple of threads that i can find with regards to this subject, i could only find one thread that was simular to my problem. When closing the drivers door on my 1.8 16v Club Vectra C 03 its still indicates that the door is open, thus stopping me from locking the door using CL. More annoying than this is the constant beeping everytime i set off or slow down for roundabouts etc http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/mad.gif. I can lock the doors using the push buttons and when i use the CL the door locks do operate but then open immediatly after. I have tried to move the stricker plate on the B frame however this didnt work. Does anybody know if i can trick the system into thinking its closed or is it just a case of having to replace the whole door locking system on that door. Many thanks for you help in advance, and good work a very useful site for any vectra owner.http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images...s/drowning.gif

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    so the smilies didnt work then lol

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    do for me

    Have u tried depressing the switch that indicates if the door is closed or open manually... could be simple u just need a new switch etc etc

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    You need to open the door and lock the mechanism by sliding a screwdriver or a flat round object into the mechanism until it clicks twice.

    One click is the safety catch and the second is the proper lock position.

    If door open light stays on then there must be a problem with a microswitch or similar in the lock itself.If it goes off then the door might need adjusting so it shuts all the way onto the second "click" if you like.

    After testing simply pull on the inner or outer release handle to dis-engage the lock position.

    If its the lock mechanism then just get another from the scrappy rather than trying to strip down and fix.there not hard to replace.

    Andy.

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    well the damn gremlins is all i can say,

    dont get the problem for weeks/months then all of a sudden out of the blue it comes back, but if i leave the car alone for 30mins or so and go out and retry it it works fine, so well and truly stummped.

    Cheers for all the advice if it gets anyworse i will look into replacing it like you said andy,

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    you will need to replace the doorlocking mecanisme mate.. you might get it working i periods..

    ive used the key to "press" the swithc so i worked in total of 2 months more.. then failed completly.. and had to be changed.

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    Had a similar problem with mine but on a rear passenger door so didn't have the problem with central locking, needed a new door lock mechanism but fortunately got it done under warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sri andy View Post
    You need to open the door and lock the mechanism by sliding a screwdriver or a flat round object into the mechanism until it clicks twice.

    One click is the safety catch and the second is the proper lock position.

    If door open light stays on then there must be a problem with a microswitch or similar in the lock itself.If it goes off then the door might need adjusting so it shuts all the way onto the second "click" if you like.

    After testing simply pull on the inner or outer release handle to dis-engage the lock position.

    If its the lock mechanism then just get another from the scrappy rather than trying to strip down and fix.there not hard to replace.

    Andy.

    I have a similar problem on a rear door, if I get a scrap lock mech is there much work in fitting it? do the door cards & handles have to come out or can I get at it via the x3 soc head screw (visible when door is open)

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    I had the same... turned out to be a bit of broken rubber at the back of the mechanism, just snipped it off and been fine ever since

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogz2000 View Post
    After reading a couple of threads that i can find with regards to this subject, i could only find one thread that was simular to my problem. When closing the drivers door on my 1.8 16v Club Vectra C 03 its still indicates that the door is open, thus stopping me from locking the door using CL. More annoying than this is the constant beeping everytime i set off or slow down for roundabouts etc http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/mad.gif. I can lock the doors using the push buttons and when i use the CL the door locks do operate but then open immediatly after. I have tried to move the stricker plate on the B frame however this didnt work. Does anybody know if i can trick the system into thinking its closed or is it just a case of having to replace the whole door locking system on that door. Many thanks for you help in advance, and good work a very useful site for any vectra owner.http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images...s/drowning.gif
    have had the same problem after the recent cold weather, done the above and senser now working , light off and cl working as normal ...happy days !!

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