Vectra door lock - follow up

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by Martin, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Having asked here a few weeks ago about sorting a rear passenger door being
    permanently locked - and getting no replies :-( maybe it's a rare problem.
    So in case anyone else encounters the same thing, I can report that it ended
    up with the local garage. It was reportedly a real bu**er to remove trim
    with door closed. The motorised lock unit had failed, and so its casing had
    to be broken apart in-situ before door could be opened.

    Problem now sorted - 2 hours labour + £39 for new motor/lock + vat.

    A pretty fair price IMHO - but frustrating cos I never sit in the back
    (...those were the days...!)
    Martin, Jun 9, 2004
  2. Martin

    grabman Guest

    Hi Martin, i just got the same problem but with my front passenger
    door, the thing just wont open.
    Now at least i know what to expect when i take her in .
    I had a similar problem with a 405 once, a freindly mate reckoned he
    would put the child lock on my rear door which for some reason would
    not open from the outside, i pulled lumps out of that car trying to
    remove the trim so this time the motor is going to see someone that
    knows what they are doing.
    grabman, Jul 27, 2004
  3. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Sorry to hear you've got the same problem. Good luck - maybe the front trim
    is fractionally easier to remove, cos there's slightly more space to work.
    And if lock can be released without sacrificing the motor, perhaps it's
    repairable? Would be interested to hear outcome & cost.
    Martin, Jul 28, 2004
  4. Martin

    r3duf Guest

    What was the total cost in £ p
    Regards JD
    r3duf, Jul 29, 2004
  5. Martin

    grabman Guest

    Well i finally got round to catching up on things after my two weeks
    in the sun.

    my door lock problem appears to have righted itself, upon picking up
    the car from the airport car park i had great difficulty opening the
    car with my key ( my zapper is broke...) but the next morning
    everything was ok, passenger door opening with no effort at all.
    Maybe something was jammed ?

    pity not all problems aint self fixing.
    grabman, Aug 26, 2004
  6. Martin

    Martin Guest

    Ta for reporting back. You've done well... (and I admit I'm envious).

    Is it worth having a look at the mechanism while everything's fine -
    checking wiring, a bit of lubrication etc? If it happens again, another 2
    weeks in the sun while it repairs itself could prove costly :)
    Martin, Aug 27, 2004
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