91 Integra Driver's Door Lock

Greetings, Driver's door lock does not lock while the door is open. Locks fine when it is shut, with the key, or with the auto lock switch or flip lever from the
inside. Even locks fine from the passenger auto switch as long as the driver's door is closed. Took the door panel off and took out the latch. When the latch is rotated closed the lock mechanism turns fine, lcking and unlocking correctly. When the latch is in the open position the pin blocks the lock from rotating. Nothing "appears" to be broken or bent. Seems as though it was designed that way to prevent people from locking their keys in the car. Could this be possible? Regards, Robin
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It's not supposed to;keeps you from locking your keys inside.
HOWEVER;there's a trick to get around this;you pull out the inside door release lever,and flip the lock button over while the lever is out,and then the door locks when you close it. Most Hondas/Acuras will do this.

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Yep. You may rest assured your Acura vehicle is performing as designed, even after fifteen years.
A quote form the Owner's Manual: "...the driver's door cannot be locked when open unless you hold the door handle open. The front doors can be locked and unlocked from the outside with the key."
You may download an Owner's Manual for free (and without login) from Honda's Techinfo site: https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/logon.asp
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Thanks for the info. Unfortunately the car did not come with the owner's manual. Regards, Robin

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