From: Clocky on
Crash Lander wrote:
> My series 1 AU decided it wanted to not lock the passenger front door
> any longer.
> Gave it to the mechanic down the road, and he said the actuator needs
> replacing. No worries, told him to do it. All the doors now lock.
> However, everytime you unlock the doors, ALL the door actuators cycle
> 2-3 times, and everytime you open ANY door, ALL the actuators cycle
> 2-3 times. The mechanic has no idea as to why. I called Ford, and they
> asked if the mechanic has done the modification to the body electrics
> module. The mechanic has no idea what that is, and neither do I.
> Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this please? Also, since the
> actuator was replaced, the auto lock function doen't work anymore.
> (That's when you unlock the car but don't open any doors, it's
> supposed to lock itself again after a few minutes.)
> I've taken out all the actuators and inspected the range of movement
> of all the various bits, and they all appear to be working fine. It's
> got me stumped. Hoping someone here can help plase.
> Crash Lander

Sounds to me like the adjustment is out. Without adequate freeplay in the
actuator rods on the master actuator you get this kind of a behaviour.


From: Kev on
Clocky wrote:
> Crash Lander wrote:
>> My series 1 AU decided it wanted to not lock the passenger front door
>> any longer.
>> Gave it to the mechanic down the road, and he said the actuator needs
>> replacing. No worries, told him to do it. All the doors now lock.
>> However, everytime you unlock the doors, ALL the door actuators cycle
>> 2-3 times, and everytime you open ANY door, ALL the actuators cycle
>> 2-3 times. The mechanic has no idea as to why. I called Ford, and they
>> asked if the mechanic has done the modification to the body electrics
>> module. The mechanic has no idea what that is, and neither do I.
>> Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this please? Also, since the
>> actuator was replaced, the auto lock function doen't work anymore.
>> (That's when you unlock the car but don't open any doors, it's
>> supposed to lock itself again after a few minutes.)
>> I've taken out all the actuators and inspected the range of movement
>> of all the various bits, and they all appear to be working fine. It's
>> got me stumped. Hoping someone here can help plase.
>> Crash Lander
>
> Sounds to me like the adjustment is out. Without adequate freeplay in the
> actuator rods on the master actuator you get this kind of a behaviour.
>
>

I don't think these have any adjustment
the screws must line up with the counter sunk holes
the rods have no adjustment
the actuator is also the door lock

Pretty sure they are the same as the BA(my last replacement came from an AU)

Just for future reference Crashlander, you can now buy just the
replacement actuator screw(what breaks) from Ebay for about 15% of the
price of a new lock, just pull the old one apart and replace the broken
part and you'll have a working spare

cycling of the locks might have something to do with the locking system,
try recoding the remotes with the car(in the manual)



Kev
From: atec7 7 ""atec77" on
Kev wrote:
> Clocky wrote:
>> Crash Lander wrote:
>>> My series 1 AU decided it wanted to not lock the passenger front door
>>> any longer.
>>> Gave it to the mechanic down the road, and he said the actuator needs
>>> replacing. No worries, told him to do it. All the doors now lock.
>>> However, everytime you unlock the doors, ALL the door actuators cycle
>>> 2-3 times, and everytime you open ANY door, ALL the actuators cycle
>>> 2-3 times. The mechanic has no idea as to why. I called Ford, and they
>>> asked if the mechanic has done the modification to the body electrics
>>> module. The mechanic has no idea what that is, and neither do I.
>>> Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this please? Also, since the
>>> actuator was replaced, the auto lock function doen't work anymore.
>>> (That's when you unlock the car but don't open any doors, it's
>>> supposed to lock itself again after a few minutes.)
>>> I've taken out all the actuators and inspected the range of movement
>>> of all the various bits, and they all appear to be working fine. It's
>>> got me stumped. Hoping someone here can help plase.
>>> Crash Lander
>>
>> Sounds to me like the adjustment is out. Without adequate freeplay in the
>> actuator rods on the master actuator you get this kind of a behaviour.
>>
>>
>
> I don't think these have any adjustment
There is
it's called fixing the bent rod which requires some fiddling but over
time the rods will compress and bend a little

Hence in many cases the cycling
> the screws must line up with the counter sunk holes
> the rods have no adjustment
> the actuator is also the door lock
>
> Pretty sure they are the same as the BA(my last replacement came from an
> AU)
>
> Just for future reference Crashlander, you can now buy just the
> replacement actuator screw(what breaks) from Ebay for about 15% of the
> price of a new lock, just pull the old one apart and replace the broken
> part and you'll have a working spare
>
> cycling of the locks might have something to do with the locking system,
> try recoding the remotes with the car(in the manual)
>
>
>
> Kev
From: Crash Lander on
Clocky wrote:

> Crash Lander wrote:
> > My series 1 AU decided it wanted to not lock the passenger front
> > door any longer.
> > Gave it to the mechanic down the road, and he said the actuator
> > needs replacing. No worries, told him to do it. All the doors now
> > lock. However, everytime you unlock the doors, ALL the door
> > actuators cycle 2-3 times, and everytime you open ANY door, ALL the
> > actuators cycle 2-3 times. The mechanic has no idea as to why. I
> > called Ford, and they asked if the mechanic has done the
> > modification to the body electrics module. The mechanic has no idea
> > what that is, and neither do I. Anyone have any ideas on how to
> > fix this please? Also, since the actuator was replaced, the auto
> > lock function doen't work anymore. (That's when you unlock the car
> > but don't open any doors, it's supposed to lock itself again after
> > a few minutes.) I've taken out all the actuators and inspected the
> > range of movement of all the various bits, and they all appear to
> > be working fine. It's got me stumped. Hoping someone here can help
> > plase. Crash Lander
>
> Sounds to me like the adjustment is out. Without adequate freeplay in
> the actuator rods on the master actuator you get this kind of a
> behaviour.

There is only 1 actual locking rod in an au, and it's on the drivers
side. I tried activating each module both in place, and out of the
vehicle (in my hand, only connected by the wiring), and got the same
behaviour from all of them.
Crash Lander

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From: Crash Lander on
Kev wrote:

> Clocky wrote:
> > Crash Lander wrote:
> > > My series 1 AU decided it wanted to not lock the passenger front
> > > door any longer.
> > > Gave it to the mechanic down the road, and he said the actuator
> > > needs replacing. No worries, told him to do it. All the doors now
> > > lock. However, everytime you unlock the doors, ALL the door
> > > actuators cycle 2-3 times, and everytime you open ANY door, ALL
> > > the actuators cycle 2-3 times. The mechanic has no idea as to
> > > why. I called Ford, and they asked if the mechanic has done the
> > > modification to the body electrics module. The mechanic has no
> > > idea what that is, and neither do I. Anyone have any ideas on
> > > how to fix this please? Also, since the actuator was replaced,
> > > the auto lock function doen't work anymore. (That's when you
> > > unlock the car but don't open any doors, it's supposed to lock
> > > itself again after a few minutes.) I've taken out all the
> > > actuators and inspected the range of movement of all the various
> > > bits, and they all appear to be working fine. It's got me
> > > stumped. Hoping someone here can help plase. Crash Lander
> >
> > Sounds to me like the adjustment is out. Without adequate freeplay
> > in the actuator rods on the master actuator you get this kind of a
> > behaviour.
> >
> >
>
> I don't think these have any adjustment
> the screws must line up with the counter sunk holes
> the rods have no adjustment
> the actuator is also the door lock
>
> Pretty sure they are the same as the BA(my last replacement came from
> an AU)
>
> Just for future reference Crashlander, you can now buy just the
> replacement actuator screw(what breaks) from Ebay for about 15% of
> the price of a new lock, just pull the old one apart and replace the
> broken part and you'll have a working spare
>
> cycling of the locks might have something to do with the locking
> system, try recoding the remotes with the car(in the manual)
>
>
>
> Kev

Yep, tried recoding the remote. Made no difference. The fact that the
auto lock no longer functions either, makes me think maybe something to
do with the body electrics module that ford mentioned, but nobody seems
to know anything about it.
Crash Lander

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