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    Default Having problems locking the doors!

    Hi all, it been a while since I last posted on here, hope all is well!

    When driving my car, I get the symbol on the dash indicating that the drivers door is open, so when I try and lock the doors the locks go down and then just bounce back up again. The only way Ive been able to lock my car today is to lock all the doors from the inside and then lock the rear door last.

    Any ideas?

    My car is the 2003 1.8 LS Hatch

    Also is there a way of disableing the central locking for the time being so that I can just lock the drivers door with the key?



    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by bizerk; 17th December 2009 at 16:41.

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    It sounds like the door switch inside the drivers door lock isn't functioning properly. This detects when the latch is properly closed, there are 3 positions - OPEN, latched, closed. It need to be in the closed position before the switch identifies it as such.

    Have you tried opening the door and with a screwdriver (or similar) manually moving the locking mechansim that would normally strike the catch to the full closed position and trying to lock the car? I would also try spraying some WD40 (or similar) into the locking mechanism.

    Remember to pull the door handle to open the latch before trying to close the door else you will only get a 'clunk'.....

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    Cheers for the super fast reply!

    Ive not tried anything yet as it only happened about 45min ago and its lashing down with sleet outsid lol

    I will try opening the door and closing the lock with a screw driver as you mentioned and see what happens.

    PS is it easy enough to open the lock again if its locked with the door open?

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    Yes, just pull the door handle...

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    Cheers! Will give it a bash when the weather calms down a bit.

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