Thanks for all the info you gave me the other night regarding my central
door locking problems....
Think the fuse was certainly one of my problems...
We now have the locking working to a point....
The problem now is that when I press the "lock" button on the key once the
door locks fine...
When I press it twice (to activate the dead lock ?), there is a "mmh" sound
and not the crisp click that I normally get....
I'm guessing but I don't think the dead locks are on.....
Any more help would be greatly appreciated...
If you want the deadlocks on but the buttons on the key won't work at the
moment, put the key in the lock and turn it once to lock the doors and a
second time to put on the deadlocks. If the sound is what you expect then
that would seem to prove that the key isn't functioning properly.
Thanks for the info very helpful...
It's taken another twist now...
The boot and the drivers door open fine with the key, I can open the
passenger door from the inside, but I cannot open the rear doors at all...?
Very odd stuff....
This possibly invalidates your insurance regards third-party claims by
passengers in the event of an accident.
Why cant Ford build locks that last over about 2 years? No recent Ford I've
had hasn't had some lock failure.
My current (2001) Focus will not lock if parked downhill. At least it's in
Are you sure that the same (uncorrected) electrical fault hasn't blown
the fuse again? Has the a "mmh" sound stopped?
The handbook says in the event of an electrical failure the front doors
can still be opened with the key. The manual suggests that the key turn
direction is reversed for opposite sides of the car.
> but I cannot open the rear doors at all...?
If the childproof locks are on you will not be able to open the rear
doors from the inside. If the fuse for the locks have failed again then
you will not be able to open them from the outside. Turning off the
childproof locks requires the key in the hole in the lock - only
accessible with the doors open.
If the fuse has gone again and you replace it try opening _all_try doors
and closing them again before attempting the dead lock position in case
the problem is something simple as incorrectly aligned lock mechanism
due a door that isn't fully closed thus causing the lock motors to
stall, taking more current, and blowing the fuse
Get two fuses in case you inadvertently dead lock the doors while they
are still open and the replacement fuse blows again leaving one or more
doors in the locked state :(
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