1988 MAZDA 323 NON-REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING FAILED ON ONE DOO

  • Tiny
  • clarinez
  • 1988 Mazda 323

Electrical problem
1988 Mazda 323 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 126000 miles

3 of four doors lock and unlock when using key in drivers door.

I cannot however lock the front passehger door. If I phsically lock the door from the inside, the button moves but the door is still open.

Cannot lock it from inside or out, so the car is insecure all the time.

On inspection the inside door lock does move when locking/unlocking the driver door, just not enough.

I don't care if I can't open it, just need to get it locked.

Any help appreciated.

If you can be as basic as possible, would appreciate it - Can follow instructions but please don't assume any knowledge or level of expertise!

Thanks

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Saturday, November 7th, 2009 AT 10:23 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mmprince4000
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You will have to remove the passengers side interior door panel and check the locking mechanisim.

You will have to remove interior door handle, door latch and panel.

Most likely you have a locking rod that is loose or binding.

If you have a local "pick and pull" go there and find a car like yours, remove interior panel and check the lock mechanisim.
This will give you access to parts you need and practice at removing the panel.

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Sunday, November 8th, 2009 AT 8:38 AM

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