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06-08-2015 08:36 AM
mcgilver That occurrence was maybe 3 years ago or so & I don't think I posted any photos, since plenty are available, but did my best to explain in words. NOTE that I did get mine working again. The small vinyl gears had jumped some teeth and the mechanism's timing was off. There was no apparent wear. NONE. I repeated this a couple of months later when the same door quit working a second time. Another couple of months and it reoccurred a third time.
That's when I took the auto lock mechanism out and left it manual. There was no computer chip in the door or mechanism, leading to the conclusion that the problem was in the signal logic of the central computer, but I am only guessing about that.
For what its worth, just before the first occurrence, the airbag light came on. An aftermarket relay replaced the factory one, by the repair company. I can only suspect that something on the sensors/signals of that relay confused the central computer where the door locks are concerned......mcgilver
06-08-2015 08:35 AM
mcgilver That occurrence was maybe 3 years ago or so & I don't think I posted any photos, since plenty are available, but did my best to explain in words. NOTE that I did get mine working again. The small vinyl gears had jumped some teeth and the mechanism's timing was off. There was no apparent wear. NONE. I repeated this a couple of months later when the same door quit working a second time. Another couple of months and it reoccurred a third time.
That's when I took the auto lock mechanism out and left it manual. There was no computer chip in the door or mechanism, leading to the conclusion that the problem was in the signal logic of the central computer, but I am only guessing about that.
For what its worth, just before the first occurrence, the airbag light came on. An aftermarket relay replaced the factory one, by the repair company. I can only suspect that something on the sensors/signals of that relay confused the central computer where the door locks are concerned......mcgilver
06-08-2015 01:25 AM
Scott2015 My power lock on the driver's door of my 2007 Focus doesn't lock electronically anymore using the remote, this problem just started today (6-7-15) but the driver's door does lock manually from the inside. Have read the threads here with interest. Will study a YouTube video to see if I can fix it myself. Best, Scott
01-25-2015 12:33 PM
juancal I think this thread can help me, but the images have expired. Please have a look at my thread at:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/general-technical-chat/526906-exterior-door-handle-repair.html
03-06-2014 10:26 PM
zx3_bmxrider Well a couple years later and mine broke again, this time by a different girlfriend. haha Is there any way a mod could get the pictures on the first page working again? I right clicked and tried the "Show picture" button but it wouldnt work. This thread is full of useful info though for anyone with this problem.
12-27-2013 10:59 PM
stonecold
Just a couple replacement tips

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This is a common problem, mine broke this past weekend, took a couple of hours to replace. For other folks wanting to fix this yourself. The Ford part is called "Reinforcement" Part Number 6S4Z-5426685-C (drivers side - Left)
When you go to replace this part, do the following:

1) Remove the handle torx screws from the inside and remove the handle (videos on youtube if you want to see this part.
2) the next part to deal with is to remove the protective plastic shroud that enclosed the latch mechanism. To do this remove the three larger torx screws that hold the latch to the door; this will allow you to rotate the whole door latch assembley to remove the shroud to get it out of the way (i.e., just look at where it's connected - two torx screws and two plastic locking tabs). You'll see what I mean - it's not difficult.
3) Once the shroud is removed, detach the smaller of the two rod linkages at the latch end (i.e, you'll see the metal clip that holds it in place - it's easy to remove. Once this is done, it will allow you to rotate the "Reinforcement" part to remove the larger connecting rod. You now will also be able to move the plastic tang holding the lock cylinder in place - to remove the cylinder. Take your time and you find that this repair is fairly easy to do.
4) Note: Just be extra careful when removing the small torx screws - easy to lose!. Good Luck!
12-27-2013 10:40 PM
stonecold
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Originally Posted by DavidJHarrison75 View Post
Thanks Wangbungal! This is going to help out tremendous. Now I need this piece.



Anybody? Please?

This is a common problem, mine broke this past weekend, took a couple of hours to replace. For other folks wanting to fix this yourself. The Ford part is called "Reinforcement" Part Number 6S4Z-5426685-C (drivers side - Left)
11-19-2013 08:02 PM
dr64ml68 where r ur pictures?
05-04-2013 09:21 PM
darossi3
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Originally Posted by TommyRFC View Post
Does anyone have the Pictures, I have the same issue but i am having issues removing the interior handle section with the key section in it. I have removed the 2 T20 screws long and short, I have also removed the exterior handle but i cant for some reason remove the section that needs replaced.

It seems as though the alum rod is preventing the handle from dropping and the plastic rect casing wont move so that i can located and disconnect the key section.

Please help

Cheers
there two torx screws on that plastic cover on your actual latch part that comes off. Then you have to pull it up and it should come off revealing your lock cylinder part. It also attaches to the top of the inner handle. I just man handled it and i didnt bother replacing as it really doesnt do anything. The one torx screw is a smaller torx size than the other if that helps visualize it.
05-04-2013 09:18 PM
darossi3 omg i juuuuust worked on my passenger handle today almost all day and finished and i get on and find this thread. So heres my experience.

A friend of mine broke my passenger door handle(the metal tab that was outlined in your pics). So i took my handle off, which is really easy to figure out btw even without having ever taken one off before, and took a trip to my local salvage yard.

After looking forever for damn door handles with a lock(zx3) i found one. Well apparently this happens alot because most of the door handles were already taken.

Get back to my pad and install the new door handle only to find that my door would work in every circumstance except when the door locks, then unlocks the handle wouldnt release the door. I still had to open from the inside. If the door was unlocked already(by pulling the inside handle) the door would work fine. I sat there for hours trying to figure out what the hell was going on. I compared rods, i installed, reinstalled, re-reinstalled and no luck. I took my latch out and messed with it and NOTHING. I finally got mad and took a hammer to the thing out of anger and voila. The latch RELEASED! Apparently something on the inside of the latch mechanism started sticking and when i hit it i knocked it free. My door now works 100%(at least until it sticks again). I hit the plastic part on the latch inside of the door not the outside. Hope this helps.
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