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4/23/11 9:02am - Original Message: '81 power door locks'
ryn9212000
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my door locks done work with the power switch or man with the button or key, im going to take a look inside the door tomorrow does anyone have any advice or warnings for me? ryn92120002011-06-02 20:26:57
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4/23/11 9:26am - Reply: '81 power door locks'
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It's usually the switch or the contact block that the switch plugs into. I replace the harness with the contact block and the switch and it has worked fine since.
The contacts inside the block get corroded. Just splice the new block wires into the existing harness at the switch location. An easy job. Also clean & lube all the linkage inside the doors.
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4/23/11 10:11am - Reply: '81 power door locks'
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Sounds like the linkage inside the door has fallen off. You'll need to remove the door panel(s) and have a look-see...
It might be something as simple as re-attaching the linkages, or it could be something more sinister...
I think I have a pic that may help...lemmie look...

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4/23/11 10:20am - Reply: '81 power door locks'
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4/24/11 7:19am - Reply: '81 power door locks'
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wow, thanks for all the info better then i expected...

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4/24/11 10:51am - Reply: '81 power door locks'
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I have had to clean and lubricate the mechanism to get some working. Soaking the latch assembly briefly in carb dip worked well. Then lubricate with a good spray lubricant..not WD40.

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