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Hi our driver side door lock will not lock.. Help as we are due to go away for the weekend and will be leaving car in car park for 3 nights. What could be causing this problem. Any surgestions. Libs Sorry I forgot to mention its a Renault Espace T reg
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IF you mean, as you unlock the door, the solonoid is going "clunk" but the door is still not unlocking/locking then.....

the reason mine were not working is because they get sticky inside the solonoid.
you remove the central locking solonoid and pull it open, remove the motor and spray it liberily with wd40, the motor will be spinning if it is connected to a battery and as it frees up, it gets faster.
I fixed all 4 of mine this way and now it is fine.

just to let you know the way they work, inside the solonoid is a motor which spins one way for lock and the other for unlock, this in turn drives a geared system that pulls or pushes a pin up and down.
when the motor loses its power (gets sticky) it cannot pull or push the pin strong enough.

I found this out by removing the solonoid and testing it out of the door but still connected, if it moves up and down slowly (or with encouragment by pulling it or pushing it slightly) then it can be repaired.
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Hi libby

Try a temporary measure for now, site inside and press the internal locking switch get someone outside to see if driver door has lock from the outside, if it has get out the passengers door and lock it with the key from that side.

At least you can leave it whilst away for now.

For a permanent result plenty of oilmight help it work, or check the wiring that goes through the door jamb into the main car for cracks or broken wiring , if you find any just cut out a section and rewire and solder in a new section of wire covering the entire solder section with heated shrink wrap cable slide this over the solder area and heat with a hair dryer untill it shinks tightly over the soldered area and that should solve your problem , if no crack are found sound s like a replacement locking motor , usually about a tener at the local scrappy good luck. kind regards.
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I had the same problem with my drivers door. I disconnected the connector on the door piller removed the rubber boot that goes from the door to the door piller connector and found a grey wire had become disconnected out of the back of the connector.After lengthening the wire as it seemed to short, reconnecting it to the connector the door lock has worked fine since.
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Boot lock

Same with the boot lock - I could not beleave that after many many minutes striping the boot trim to get at the locking mech. ONE spray of WD40, it came back to life.
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