Step by step guide on how automotive electric door locks work. This article pertains
to all vehicles.
Step 1 - Power locks or electric locks allow the
doors of a vehicle to be locked or unlocked by a switch or automatically. Activated
by a switch or remotely these locks add convenience to the operation of the locks.
A key fob or remote is used to operate these locks from a distance away from the
vehicle while illuminating the interior lights for safety.