View Full Version : Ele. door locks... 99 XJ 4dr.

01-19-2005, 03:33 PM
I've got a problem with my locks, so lets see if I can explain it right....
First one is.....
The back door on the drivers side will not lock/unlock useing the switch on the drivers door. I pulled the door panel and found that I do have power to the lock. So I would guess that the mech. is bad in the catch. Has anyone ever had this problem? How do I fix it? Do I have to change the whole catch assembly? Or is the lock switch/motor (or what ever you call it) that is on there changeable? I have never changed the catch assembly on anything before, Is this a real pain or ??????

Second problem....
With the ignition turned to the start/run or the acc. position all 4 doors will un-lock but will not lock. With the key turned off they work fine. (except the rear drivers door.. see problem #1) Is this a problem in the ign.switch????
And could this have been caused by a heavy keyring? I keep telling my wife to LIGHTEN HER KEYRING, she has about 100 lbs of JUNK on it. I only have 2 keys and a "Spirit Bell" (if you dont know what one is, I will be happy to explain, just ask) on my keyring, But ..... NOOOO..... I guess she thinks I dont know what Iam talking about or she just wont listen!!!!!!

Third problem........(not lock related)
This is probley the hardest one.... I/we have been married since 1984 and the wife dont like to listen. How do I fix that or is this a female thing that CANT be fixed?

Any input????????
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01-20-2005, 10:58 AM
Problem 2 might not be one. A lot of manufacturers are trying to make it harder to lock yourself out of the vehicle and that's why it won't lock in the ACC or On positions. However, I have seen my explorer go on the fritz and not lock at all even when the keys are in my hand. But I do know it won't allow you to lock the doors when the keys are in it.

That's all I have. Sorry I can't help you with #1. With #2 you just have to be tactful and that doesn't work always. Patience is your best approach. (speaking from a whole 4yrs of Exp.)


01-20-2005, 12:22 PM
Thanks J.D., but the locks have always worked no matter what position the key was in or even if the key was removed. ;)
As for the locking yourself out????? I have a 2 part keychain that clips to a beltloop with a key for both the Jeep and the "CAR" on both half's, if that tells you anything. http://www.bitbenderforums.com/vb22/images/smilies/laughingsmiley.gif

01-20-2005, 12:59 PM
Sorry, I wish the solution was that simple.

I don't have a spare key for the explorer because it's got a keypad, but my truck has a key hidden on it somewhere, I just don't remember where. I need to find it, or at least look just in case I have lost it on a dirt road somewhere.


01-20-2005, 01:10 PM
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Try my trick and you will always know where that key is !!! ;)
I'd never remember the number to unlock the door! :rolleyes:

01-20-2005, 01:42 PM
I use one, to an extent, like you but I have car keys on one and house keys on the other. That way I can have my vehicle running and still lock or unlock the house door. All I know is I have way to many keys!

01-21-2005, 01:14 PM
Well.............. after pulling ALL 4 door panels, disconecting the wires to them, re-conecting the wires and putting the panels back on....... They work fine!!!
Dont know what was wrong, maybe the things possesed!!!!!!!!! http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/hairraiser.gif http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/ghost.gif