Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Nomad [OP] » February 26th 2016, 4:27am

Are the ones from Napa Auto ok to get I finally got to get around to fixing the pass electric door lock any tips or is it pretty straight forward?
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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby RECox286 » February 26th 2016, 4:44am

Drill out the rivet that holds the bracket to the door (down near the bottom rear of the door).

The rest is a piece of pecan pie...use a nut and bolt to remount the bracket.

-Done- And yes, the Napa motors are as good as any. Try to stay away from COO=cHINESE.

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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby The Drummer » February 26th 2016, 5:11am

I concure , the chinese ones do not like the cold and there not strong enough , i will replace mine with a better one .
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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Lumpy » February 26th 2016, 7:05am

NAPA electrical parts are typically Mexican Echlin. I like Mexi parts better than those built ANYwhere, including the US.


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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Nomad [OP] » February 27th 2016, 4:42am

Thanks guys.... :banana:
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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Nomad [OP] » February 28th 2016, 12:27am

I got the life time warranty for $80 so that was good drill out the old rivets and a couple small bolts later and I am done wrenching :banana:

That Saved me the $300.00 the shop wanted for the same job....
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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Lumpy » February 28th 2016, 1:04am

Nomad wrote:I got the life time warranty for $80 so that was good drill out the old rivets and a couple small bolts later and I am done wrenching :banana:

That Saved me the $300.00 the shop wanted for the same job....


Cheaper, simple job, lifetime warranty... :banana:

Hard to understand why anyone would want to take it to a shop to have done.


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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Nomad [OP] » February 28th 2016, 6:10am

exactly!
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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby redfury » February 28th 2016, 7:15am

Lumpy wrote:
Nomad wrote:I got the life time warranty for $80 so that was good drill out the old rivets and a couple small bolts later and I am done wrenching :banana:

That Saved me the $300.00 the shop wanted for the same job....


Cheaper, simple job, lifetime warranty... :banana:

Hard to understand why anyone would want to take it to a shop to have done.


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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Lumpy » February 28th 2016, 5:43pm

redfury wrote:
Lumpy wrote:
Cheaper, simple job, lifetime warranty... :banana:

Hard to understand why anyone would want to take it to a shop to have done.



Lack of tools and expertise/more money than you know what to do with other than buy tools and learn how to use them.


That's an excuse/justification for lack of common sense and self-confidence, not a "good reason" to take a repair to a shop. Especially a repair of this level of simplicity. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do ANY repairs on a car. So "expertise" is not a factor. For the $300 quoted by the shop, you could certainly buy a quality drill motor, set of drill bits, wrenches, socket set, panel pull tool, replacement xmas tree fasteners etc. And STILL have money left over for a burrito after the job was finished.

You could teach a 12 y/o kid to do most any auto repairs. Some people just seem to be convinced that if they pay 10x the cost to have it done, it will somehow be 10x better than they could do. I believe that in the overwhelming percentage of cases, it's exactly the opposite. "You'd better not try tightening that bolt yourself. If you get it wrong your car will explode and cute puppies will die. Better leave it to the experts"


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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Nomad [OP] » March 1st 2016, 8:05am

I can say I honestly do know a couple families that not one of them were able/coordinated enough to hammer a nail into a wall... :doh:
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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Lumpy » March 1st 2016, 2:20pm

Nomad wrote:I can say I honestly do know a couple families that not one of them were able/coordinated enough to hammer a nail into a wall... :doh:


I've seen guys with no arms playing the guitar. Guys in wheelchairs "running" marathons. They didn't cop out with the excuse "I'm not able/coordinated enough".


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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby RECox286 » March 1st 2016, 7:46pm

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Re: Electric Door Locks Need Replacing

Postby Nomad [OP] » March 2nd 2016, 5:41am

the $60 an hour 2 hour min was a nice gig when they called me up. I moved and lost that easy $
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