Hi all, just wondering whether anyone has experienced the drivers door lock not opening the car? Both keys operate the bonnet and ignition but dont open the door. Its an 04 Ghia by the way? Any help you could give me on the problem would be great!
Thanks for the replies guys. I only bought the car recently so I dont know if the screen has been changed.Both the plip fop and the manual key operate the ignition and open the bonnet but no joy from the door lock. Reason this is a problem is that I sometimes have to take the manual key when the wife has the plip fob with her. Seems to me like a problem with the lock itself or maybe a connector rod?
Inside the key is a chip that is programmed, by Ford, to operate the ignition. As for the doors, this runs from a different chip.
In other words, one cheap and one expensive, can you guess which one?!!
The manual describes a reprogramme for fobs only. Did it, still no joy. Thumbing through the manual I noticed there is a fuse for 'power lock', could this be my problem? The only other lock it could operate is the boot. I'll look tomorrow and see if it has blown.
Exactly the same symptoms. Father-in-law and I started to strip the door at the weekend but got to the point where we weren't happy to go on (window mechanisms etc). I have a warranty that should cover it so I'll only have to pay for the garage to diagnose the problem. Still, £75 I would rather not have parted with!
. Thought I would get the fault done at the garage because it was still under warranty. What a joke! The warranty company did pay for it, turned out I needed a rod and a piece at the back of the door handle and it drove the mechanics mad trying to get to it, butI was without the car for 3 days! Warranty company (Auto Protect) refers the job to National Service Network who refer it to the garage who diagnose the problem, fax the forms back to National Service Network who pass it on to the warranty company for approval etc etc etc! Most of the delays were caused by waiting for people to talk to each other.
Anyway, its fixed now. Thanks for all your help guys.
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