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Old 04-13-2015, 06:57 AM   #51
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Hi I have a focus 2001 zetec my central locking is playing up it double locks and means it is unlocked unless I put key in door and sometimes when it does lock it only looks 3 doors instead of all of them has any one had this or know if it is.a easy fix
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Look at the latch that does not work when you do that, the one most likely causing all the trouble. Fix it and problem often fixed. New latch assembly unless you figure out how to lube it, the latches cannot be taken apart without drilling rivets out and hard to get lube fully inside them. There are like two compartments inside that are sealed off from the rest.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:25 PM   #53
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Could I spray wd40 on it
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Can you read?

Or...............'hard to get lube fully inside them.'

Also, WD40 turns into like bubblegum when it dries out and sticks things up even worse when it does, they don't tell you that on the can of course..................the parts you spray with WD are not the errant ones that lie deeper inside, if you flood it you MIGHT get to them but you might not. And once you've put it in there, there is no getting it back out when it starts gumming the works up even worse.

The only sure cure is taking the latch completely apart and thoroughly greasing all the parts inside. To do that you will be bending tabs and drilling out rivets, BTDT.
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Now my Focus will make a clicking sound from the central locking but the locks don't move at all. Any hints?

Also there are multiple split wires in the drivers side door (under the rubber wrapping between the door and the frame) could this be part of the problem?

And can I unplug the wires from the frame without damaging them?

(sorry for sounding like a noob, I just don't want to permanently screw up my doors ;) )
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You didn't supply the model year, so our answers are just guesses.

On the MkI I have, the driver's door harness will disconnect at the door frame (twist release plug connectors).

Wiring damage from flexing to the door harness can certainly be a cause for your problem.
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Apologies, yes it's the MkI, I've tried replacing the fuse and unplugging the siemens box but to no avail.

I managed to use some electrical tape to isolate each wire and still no success so I would assume that it's a problem with the lock itself?
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Possible, though usually all don't fail at once.
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Can this switch be accessed while the assembly is still fitted? I have replaced one lock already because I thought it was faulty but the problem has come back again and I cannot work out which door is now causing the problems.

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Can this switch be accessed while the assembly is still fitted? I have replaced one lock already because I thought it was faulty but the problem has come back again and I cannot work out which door is now causing the problems.

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It's not the backdoors. So it has to be driver or passenger in front.

Spraying with wd40 works but it will only work for 3 months.

I finally fixed this for good. I took out both front door latches. And i removed the rubber cap on the micro switch with an exacto knife. This rubber cap becomes stiff in cold temperatures and when its old. And when the micro switch pin is in the inner position the rubber cap won't let it out again.

Think of a whoman's pessary formed like a dome this is what the rubber cap looks like. And if you press in the middle of the pessary you make a hole that won't pop out again by itself. And behind the hole is the micro switch pin trying to get out but now the pessary wont let it because of the hole. And when this pin can't get out it tells the other doors i'm still unlocked so you can't lock either.

This car is now sold but this fix have worked in 3 years so far.
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