First noticed problem when using the keyless entry remote. The rear driver door does not lock or unlock. It stays in the unlocked position. I removed the interior door panel and plastic handle that has the plastic lock switch attached to it. There is a cable that runs from an actuator to the interior door handle. Removing the cable from the interior door handle allows the actuator to function. I can press lock and unlock on the remote and the cable slides in and out of its sleeve.
Re-attaching the interior door handle to this cable causes issue with the locking feature. I can manually lock and unlock the door. But the keyless remote will unlock, but not lock.
I visited the parts counter at the Ford dealer and the clerk said they have never sold this part before, but gave me a part number 26412 for $163. It looks like it has the actuator and metal switch piece that grabs the body of the car to keep the door closed.
Autopartswharehous. Com says they dont carry this part. Purchasing this large electrical item from the junk yard is a gamble.
What is broken and what part do I need?
Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 2:36 AM