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lp1raddad 12-24-2006 08:47 PM

1998 W210 Door lock problems
 
For about the last 3 months, there are times when I hit a bump, or turn with someone in the passenger seat that my doors will unlock and then relock, all in about 1 second. This can happen many times in a day, then go for several days and not happen. Its worse when it is really cold, seems to happen less when warm. Any ideas??

Thanks,

LP

Parrot of Doom 12-24-2006 09:29 PM

Try disconnecting the central locking switch from the dashboard. If the problem goes away, its a dodgy switch.

raymond~ 12-25-2006 03:27 PM

i'm inclined to go with PoD's theory as well. simple test #2. tape a dime onto
the door, immediately opposite the door plunger/switch. close door and drive
around and see if this moderates or abates the symptoms. if so, it's that silly
switch. fortunately, it's < $20.

that switch can also manifest itself through lights on, alarm not setting properly
etc.

temperature: theory.... cold contracts metal and the parts have more gap. hot,
it expands and gap between door/jamb is less. żż


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