Door actuator

Tiny
RHOMHY
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  • 2012 FORD FOCUS
  • 114,000 MILES
Hard to access door actuator. This car is the SE model.
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Sunday, June 10th, 2018 AT 1:16 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com

I think you are asking how to access the power lock actuator in the door. To access it, you need to first remove the door panel. Here are the directions for that:

2012 Ford Focus L4-2.0L
Vehicle Body and Frame Doors, Hood and Trunk Front Door Panel Service and Repair
SERVICE AND REPAIR
Front Door Trim Panel
Removal
NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.
WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure, refer to Safety Warnings in General Information. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury. See: Testing and InspectionInitial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview
Refer to: Health and Safety Precautions See: Service PrecautionsHealth and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation). See: Testing and InspectionInitial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview
Remove the front door trim panel upper screw cover and remove the door trim panel screw.
Remove the interior door handle screw cover and remove the interior door handle screw.
4.
5.
Remove the 3 front door trim panel screws.
Release the 2 sail panel clips and remove the sail panel.
8.
If equipped, disconnect the speaker electrical connector.
Release the 6 front door trim panel clips.
Disconnect the interior door handle cable and the door trim panel electrical connectors and remove the front door trim panel.
Installation
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
2.
Transfer parts as necessary.
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Once removed, the actuator will be in the rear of the door.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Sunday, June 10th, 2018 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for the information. But my car problem is when I turn on my A/C or heater there is a clicking sound in my blend door actuator at the back of my stereo.
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Monday, June 11th, 2018 AT 9:11 AM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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OMG! I thought you were referring to the power door lock actuator. Clicking you hear is the plastic gear in the actuator which most likely has a broken tooth. Hence the noise.

Here are the directions for replacing that and it does not require taking the door panel off. LOL

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2012 Ford Focus L4-2.0L
Vehicle Heating and Air Conditioning Air Door Air Door Actuator / Motor Service and Repair Temperature Door Actuator - Vehicles With: Electronic Manual Temperature Control (EMTC)
TEMPERATURE DOOR ACTUATOR - VEHICLES WITH: ELECTRONIC MANUAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL (EMTC)
Temperature Door Actuator - Vehicles With: Electronic Manual Temperature Control (EMTC)
Removal
NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

If equipped, remove the driver knee airbag. Refer to: Driver Knee Airbag - Vehicles With: First and Second Row Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) With Driver Knee Airbag See: Restraints and Safety SystemsAir Bag SystemsAir BagService and RepairDriver Knee Airbag - Vehicles With - First and Second Row Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) With Driver Knee Airbag (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
NOTE: Steering column opening trim panel without driver knee air bag shown, with driver knee air bag similar.
Torque : 27 lb. In (3 Nm)
Torque : 27 lb. In (3 Nm)

Installation
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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I hope I got it right this time. Let me know if this helps. Honestly, the directions provided are minimum. The pictures show the process to access the actuator. Picture 6 shows location.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, June 11th, 2018 AT 6:56 PM

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