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Drivers side door lock fault

Posted: Tue 05 Dec, 2017 10:46 am
by datzed
Drivers side door lock doesn't allow you to turn the key to central lock. Passenger side works, as does the boot.
So I'm assuming the door lock mechanism is faulty. Any idea where I can get a new one apart from wreckers?

Re: Drivers side door lock fault

Posted: Tue 05 Dec, 2017 6:46 pm
by Tony From West Oz
If you have a healthy bank balance you could try the $tealer$hip.
Have you taken the door card off to check it out? By disconnecting linkages you should be able to identify if it is the lock or something else causing the problem.

Re: Drivers side door lock fault

Posted: Wed 06 Dec, 2017 10:47 am
by datzed
Hi Tony,

I am yet to inspect the lock which I'm hoping to do this weekend. I might also try the forum sponsor to see if they have spares. This is a bit of a PITA.

Re: Drivers side door lock fault

Posted: Thu 07 Dec, 2017 5:43 pm
by gjlockyer
Hi datzed, have you taken a door card off before? If not, before pulling it straight out, you must lift the card up to disengage the hooks on its back from the inner door panel slots. Otherwise you will either snap the hooks or rip them off the card. Major PITA. attached is a photo of the same hooks on a W124 card that I have in my garage. As I recall, a W201 door card has the hooks along the bottom and across the middle, same as the W124.
If needed, I have a door lock in good condition off a well-maintained 1988 Series 2 190E - taken off the road after rear end damage. I can also supply a key but other forum members may know if its possible to get the lock reset to match your original lock.

Re: Drivers side door lock fault

Posted: Mon 11 Dec, 2017 11:59 am
by datzed
gjlockyer, thanks kindly for your advise and supplied picture (I haven't taken the door cards off before so your advise is appreciated). Once I confirm the door lock issue, I'll send you a PM about the spare you have :)

Re: Drivers side door lock fault

Posted: Mon 18 Dec, 2017 8:55 pm
by gjlockyer
i datzed,
I've tried sending a personal message twice with no success - both seem permanently stuck in my out box. Instead I'll post this and hope it's not too late to be useful.
I have removed door cards from both a W124 and a W201 and it is the same basic procedure. Pretty straight forward once you are aware of a few quirks. You may find this DIY article to be of some help - keeping in mind that this is for LHD cars and that you are unlikely to have a power seat module in the door or a massive speaker.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticle ... Panels.htm
You can pry the trim pieces off with a small flat-bladed screw driver, but the risk of damage to them and the MB Tex / leather on the door card is high - particularly as the plastics have aged and become more brittle. I would recommend that you get a set of plastic trim tools - a simple set of 4 to 6 tools is all that's needed and available from any car place. Even cheaper, you could try "Banggood" on the Web- you'll find a good set for underAU$10 post free from Hong Kong. The only drawback is they could take a couple of weeks to arrive
Regards. Gary

Re: Drivers side door lock fault

Posted: Mon 18 Dec, 2017 10:10 pm
by Tony From West Oz
gjlockyer wrote:
Mon 18 Dec, 2017 8:55 pm
i datzed,
I've tried sending a personal message twice with no success - both seem permanently stuck in my out box. Instead I'll post this and hope it's not too late to be useful.
SNIP
Regards. Gary
Gary,
The messages remain in your outbox until read.
Tony

Re: Drivers side door lock fault

Posted: Tue 19 Dec, 2017 12:17 am
by gjlockyer
Thanks Tony. Have sent a few in the past but never noticed that.