'91 Camry - Door Locks Pop Up

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Old 09 Dec 2006, 07:40 am   #1 (permalink)
Bruce K.
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Default '91 Camry - Door Locks Pop Up

As I'm driving the door lock posts suddenly go up and unlock.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Bruce
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Old 09 Dec 2006, 11:20 am   #2 (permalink)
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Bruce K. wrote:
> As I'm driving the door lock posts suddenly go up and unlock.
>
> Any ideas?
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> Thanks in advance.
>
> Bruce

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Check the wiring harness near the driver's door hinge for intermittent
shorts by wiggling and such. Frequent flexing can cause internal shorts
or breaks. Since you have the master control for the door locks in that
door, I'd check there first.

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Old 09 Dec 2006, 11:30 am   #3 (permalink)
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The free repair guide on AutoZone has a breakdown diagram:
http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBr...3d801407a0.jsp

The motor/solenoid assembly is being activated. Trace the
wiring/switches to find out why.

Bruce K. wrote:
> As I'm driving the door lock posts suddenly go up and unlock.
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> Any ideas?
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> Thanks in advance.
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> Bruce


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Old 09 Dec 2006, 02:43 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Daniel wrote:
> Bruce K. wrote:
>> As I'm driving the door lock posts suddenly go up and unlock.
>>
>> Any ideas?


I bought a used '95 in '96 and it was fine. The dealer whined a lot
because my trade-in had no value and I didn't finance the car purchase.
So he wouldn't make any extra money on the car.

Within a year, my door locks started having a mind of their own. Clack,
clack clack, clack.... So I forked over $142 to get the locks fixed.
But they told me there water was entering at the top of the wind shield
and running down to the driver's side kick panel near the fuses. They
said there was corrosion and that caused bad connections and the locks
flipping was the result.

Shortly the problem returned. So I looked into it. The connector in
the door to the cable running under the dash had a whole row of pins
corroded out quite badly. I soldered in jumpers around the 4 or 5 wires
that were affected. The car has been fine ever since.

However, some one told me this is standard dealer trip to increase
revenue. They take an eyedropper full of batter acid and squirt it on
a connector. Eventually it will corrode the pins and need attention.

It's right up there with the metal filings-in-the-transmission trick and
the squirt-of-oil-on-the-engine trick.

Good luck.
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