2005 Honda Accord Power Locks Won't Work

Tiny
SPITFIRE99
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  • 2005 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 48,000 MILES
All four (4) doors will not LOCK when using the remote. The master switch (drivers side) does not lock the car either. This occurred suddenly but has been intermittent x 10 days. In the early AM, I can get the doors to lock/unlock but in the heat of the day (90-100 degrees), it will not work. The remote will ALWAYS unlock the car but will NOT LOCK the car & as stated the master lock will NOT lock the car. All 4 doors are involved. I am outside the warranty & realize that this could be costly to fix.

Thanx in advance for any advice.

I have not changed the battery in the remote BUT, because the master lock does NOT work, I'm thinking it is more than just the remote battery.
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Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 AT 3:29 PM

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Tiny
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Hi spitfire99,

Should not be the remote.

Since it is an intermittent problem, I believe the probability of bad circuit contacts are more likely.

I suspect the central lock control unit has a bad soldered contact somewhere.
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Thursday, June 26th, 2008 AT 1:48 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your response. My husband saw me reading the Honda manual. So he went out & flipped the child safety locks (on bilateral back doors) & it worked! I'm able to open/lock the doors with my remote & the master "switch"/lock located on the driver & passenger arm rests. Please note the child locks were in the proper position, but for whatever reason flipping them back & forth a couple times "reset" the locking mechanism? Go figure! We never have anyone is the back seat & do not have children @ home. But it worked! I'm hoping that this has corrected the problem but I would not be surprised if it re-occurred.
Thanx again!
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Friday, June 27th, 2008 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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Hi spitfire99,

Since flipping the child lock solved the problem, it is possible the contact is not very good and will intermittently cause the problem. If it reoccurs, you might have to replace the switch if flipping it won't work.

Good day. :)
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 7:08 AM
Tiny
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Which switch are your referring to? In the event I have to replace it?
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 7:12 AM
Tiny
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Hi spitfire99,

The child lock switch, which means the whole assy as I don't believe the switch is sold separately.

You could try to repair it though, some cleaning of the contacts with sand paper should do it.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 7:54 AM
Tiny
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Thanx!
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 8:05 AM
Tiny
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Hi spitfire99,

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated :)
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Sunday, July 6th, 2008 AT 10:53 AM

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