I have a 1998 Honda Accord LX. Yesterday morning, when I got in the car the speedometer was not working and the car was idling rough at stops. I took the car to my mechanic and was told that the problem was a bad speed/distance sensor. The mechanic replaced the sensor and the car appeared to be working fine when I picked it up right at closing time.
I drove the car home (about ten minutes away) and when I got out and went to lock the doors, I found that neither of the power door locks would work. No sound was made when flipping the switches, they just wouldn't work. I have never had any problems with the locks before.
I took the car back to the mechanic today about thirty minutes before closing time and they checked the fuses and said they were all good. They were not able to diagnose the problem prior to closing so I will have to leave the car tonight so they can look at it tomorrow.
My question is this. Could someone working on the speed sensor have done something to have caused the power door locks to fail? The shop is already hedging around and saying that they don't believe that the door lock problem was due to anything they did but I find it hard to believe that something that hadn't broken in the eight years I've owned the car managed to coincidentally break during the nine hours they had it.
Any help on this would be most appreciated! Thanks.
Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 2:33 PM