Door lock on 96 veccy.

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by jon ringwood, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. jon ringwood

    jon ringwood Guest

    hi all,

    I wonder if some one could help me again!!!!

    My solenoid on my n/s/f door lock has packed up, I have sourced a
    replacement from the local scrappy, only keeping the car for another week!
    The only problem is that the door is deadlocked. How do i get the door open
    to replace the lock?


    jon ringwood, Nov 12, 2004
  2. jon ringwood

    chucklebuns Guest

    there is no key hole on the nearside door on a vectra so I guess that is why
    there is a problem releasing it
    just an idea have you tried resetting the central locking circuit by
    removing the fuse for a short while
    chucklebuns, Nov 13, 2004
  3. jon ringwood

    Mike Guest

    will the key not open it?

    Mike, Nov 13, 2004
  4. jon ringwood

    Mike Guest

    Well my 96 (N reg) vectra has a key hole in the nsf door, so why shouldnt

    Mike, Nov 14, 2004
  5. jon ringwood

    Guest Guest

    From '99 on IIRC there was no keyhole in the passenger door.
    Guest, Nov 14, 2004
  6. Does your newsreader not display the subject title?
    Not in my trousers, Nov 14, 2004
  7. jon ringwood

    r3duf Guest

    Read the not so helpful replies having had the problem myself I did find
    that if you got he button in a strong pair of pliers or other grippers and
    gave a strong upward pull the door unlocked. This worked for me and another
    Veccy owner and is at least positive!!!
    r3duf, Nov 14, 2004
  8. jon ringwood

    jon ringwood Guest

    ther eis no lock on my nsf door its a 96 "p", I have now sorted the
    problem, the solenoid worked after numerous attempts, ie using the car for 2
    weeks with the nearside door locked.then it packed up again, but this
    cleared the deadlock so i was lucky
    Thanks to you all for your replies.

    jon ringwood, Nov 14, 2004
  9. jon ringwood

    chucklebuns Guest

    A standard vectra from 95 (N) does not have a NSF door keyhole
    it was removed when it made the transition from the cavalier so im not sure
    why your car as one fitted
    I have never seen a vectra where someone as had one fitted and I can not see
    why they would want to have it done
    chucklebuns, Nov 18, 2004
  10. jon ringwood

    Mike Guest

    I actually went out when I read this to double check what I already knew,
    and there it was. I was debating whether or not to post a small piccy of it,
    but decided that someone would probaby object to that kind of activity.
    Then on a minor brainstorm I decided to try the key in it, and I couldnt get
    it in at all. after much cursing and probing with a small screwdriver and
    some WD40, I discovered it was in fact a stick on dummy keyhole! Feeling a
    bit of a stick on dummy myself I decided to come clean on this in case
    someone else got the wrong idea about vecra door locks.
    In my defence I would like to point out that we've only had the car 4 years,
    havnt got round to trying all the locks yet. I suppose remote CL does make
    you a bit lazy.....

    Live and learn

    Mike, Nov 18, 2004
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