Sticky Omega lock

Discussion in 'Omega' started by Phil, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Morning, all.
    My 2000 Omega 2.5CDX has a sticky lock on the driver's door. Sometimes
    it pops up. sometimes it doesn't. You can open it with the key from
    outside, but it sometimes stops the central locking from engaging if
    it doesn't pop up.
    I suspect it only needs a bit of lubrication, but does anyone know
    what I need to lubricate? Is it easy to get to?

    TIA, Phil
    Phil, Sep 21, 2004
  2. Phil

    mike Guest

    give it a squirt of wd40 down the button hole and around the open part of
    the lock mech.

    operate the central locking with your ear to the door, does it sound nice
    and clunky?
    check it against the otherside

    might be the motor or the mech

    mike, Sep 21, 2004
  3. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Thanks for that -it sounds nice and clunky, but it's like Corporal
    Jones -always a bit behind the others. It usually locks, but doesn't
    always unlock. I'll apply copious WD40 to the recommended spots.

    Thanks again

    Phil, Sep 22, 2004
  4. Phil

    rp Guest

    I think it's more likely to be the mechanism around the motor gunged
    up. It happened on my 1997 model and I removed and cleaned it. Some
    moisture and fine dust does get down between the window glass and the
    rubber strips and forms a sort of 'dough' around the motor and
    mechanism and causes it to stick.

    If it's anything like the 1997 model it's at the bottom of the door and
    you have to remove the door card and carefully peel back the plastic
    film, take care not to tear it since it must seal for the side impact
    sensors to work, they sense air pressure build up when the door skin is

    I think 2000 was when the new model came in so it may be different to
    mine but there are screws hidden under plastic bungs, prise the bung
    out to get to them. I needed to pull the rubber grip off the handle to
    get to a screw under there. There was a plastic clip in the locking
    button to release it and the interior door handle is in a cover that
    prises off. Theres wiring to the tweeter and the mirror controls that
    needs to be unplugged to get the door card out of the way.
    rp, Sep 22, 2004
  5. Phil

    mike Guest

    well done rodney.
    if it's slow to engage, sadly the motor needs a little squirt!

    see we seem to have picked one up on this group today....

    probably got most of the info from here i bet.

    mike, Sep 22, 2004
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