Central locking question?

My Ford Focus mk1 (2000)'s Right side back door wont lock/unlock with the central locking or remote locking and if i lock my car from the inside (with the keyfob or door switch) I cant open the drivers door from the inside of the car unless i unlock the car with the keyfob, the handle pulls but the lock stays on.

Any idea what the problems are?

3 Answers

  • jock
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    Hi there as it is only one door causing the trouble, then the problem is not at the fuse box. the actuator or the wiring to the rear door is faulty. you will have to strip of the inside panel to access the actuator.once you can see it try moving it back and forth with your hand. it might just be stiff.if it is moving ok use your key fob to lock doors and unlock doors.if it does not show signs of moving then either actuator faulty or the wiring coming from bulkhead to the door. with opening and shutting doors with wiring can cause them to break over time. it would be easier if you could ge a voltmeter, as you can check voltage when trying to lock doors at the rear faulty door no voltage means wiring fault voltage at actuator means faulty actuator Jock

    Source(s): over 40 years auto electrician
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  • 9 years ago

    Its possibly water in the fuse box area, the focus has the pollen filter just above the fuses and the drainage cover rarely gets refitted correctly or is broken during removal so water leaks in and can cause any number of electrical faults. Tell tale sign is the plastic cover is not tight to the windscreen on the passenger side

    Source(s): modifying classic cars for 10 years
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  • 3 years ago

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