Ever had a problem with your car and not known how to fix it? Or maybe you want to save some money by doing it yourself. In either case, this guide will show you what steps are required to fix the exterior and interior Door Lock Actuator for Holden Commodore at home.
How to fix a door lock actuator.
If you are looking for a way to fix your door lock actuator, this article will show you how.
What is a Door Lock Actuator?
A door lock actuator is responsible for the opening and closing of the vehicle doors. The door lock actuator activates when you press on either side of the driver’s or passenger’s door handle, usually with an audible click. The door locks should be in good condition so that they can open and close as needed without any problems or issues occurring during their operation cycle.
Tools and materials.
Prepare the following tools and materials before you begin:
- Screwdrivers in various sizes
- Socket set with a ratchet and extension bar
- Wire stripper and crimper (if you don’t have these, use scissors to strip the wires)
- Pliers or wire cutters to trim the wires if needed (if you’re using a multimeter, make sure it has a ground clip on it)
Remove Exterior Car Door Handle Parts
- Remove the door panel. See [Removal and Installation]/[Door Panels] panel for specific model.
- Disconnect the Exterior Car Door Handle Parts and actuator from its wiring harness connector and remove it from the vehicle.
- Remove the exterior door lock actuator from its mounting bracket. Use a suitable flat-bladed tool to carefully pry up on each tab of each retaining clip, then use your fingers to pull out on these clips until they release from their base points on both sides of the bracket. The connecting cable can be removed at this point by pulling it away from both sides of its final attachment point within your Holden Car
Install the new actuator.
- Make sure you have the right tools for the job: a Philips screwdriver and a rubber mallet.
- Carefully align the new actuator with your doorframe by looking at how it was originally installed and making sure that the holes are in line with those on your car door.
- Insert a screw into each hole in the new actuator, but don’t tighten them yet! If they’re too tight, they could strip out or break off inside of your door frame which would make things even more difficult than they already are!
- Once all four screws are inserted, put down your tools and hold onto both sides of the bracket while tapping gently on top with those soft rubber mallets until everything goes back together nicely (but not so hard as to break anything!)
Fix the Car Door Handel Interior
The interior door handle is located on the interior of the vehicle’s doors. To Fix Car Door Handle Interior, the interior panel must be removed before you can remove the handle. This requires removing a number of screws and disconnecting wires.
Once you’ve removed the old handle, install a new one by following these steps:
- Clean inside of door
- Attach washer or spacer to body side of door
- Install new pivot bolt into attaching point on sliding channel in hinge arm; then tighten with socket wrench or pliers (depending on type)
- Attach retaining clip to pivot bolt with screwdriver; then replace clip retainer screw if necessary
You should now be able to put everything back together!
Interior Car Door Handle
The interior car door handle mechanism is controlled by the handle lock assembly, which is a component of the door latch module. The lock assembly has a lock cylinder and a plunger with a rod attached to it. When you pull on the door handle, the rod moves up and down until it reaches its limit. If you continue to pull on the handle after that point, there will be no more movement until you release pressure on the door handle.
The interior car door handle mechanism includes a cover plate that holds all of these components together in place. This cover plate also covers up any holes or slots where dirt or other debris could enter into your vehicle’s interior.
- Check that the door lock works
- Check that the door lock is not stuck
- Check that the door lock is not broken
- Check that the door lock is not damaged
Fixing your own car can be fun and save money but it can also be dangerous
Before you get started, make sure you have the right tools. The wrong tool can damage your car and may be unsafe to use. You should also have an extra pair of eyes so that someone else can help spot potential problems and keep you from getting hurt.
The next step is to take your time. Don’t rush through any part of the process; if something doesn’t look right or feel right, stop and figure out what’s wrong before moving on! There are many things that could go wrong when working on a car so stopping to think about what could go wrong will save time in the long run.
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it! It’s always better safe than sorry when working with tools this powerful so don’t hesitate if something seems off while using them
We hope this guide has helped you fix your car’s door lock actuator. We know it can be difficult to find the right parts for older cars, but with our tips and tricks, you’ll soon have your Holden back on the road in no time!