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'09 Fit: doors don't all unlock properly

Old 01-05-2012, 03:47 PM
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'09 Fit: doors don't all unlock properly

There is something wrong with the door locks on my ’09 Fit. Sometimes, whether I am using the key in the door itself, or using the interior lock switch, not all the doors will unlock. If I am trying to unlock them with the switch on the inside, I have to lock it again, then unlock it, after that all the doors will unlock. It started out with the front passenger door, and that was intermittent. For a while I just thought I wasn’t turning the key fast enough. Now the front passenger door rarely unlocks properly, and the rear door on the driver’s side will do the same thing randomly. Also, I noticed I can hear the electric motors or actuators or whatever they are before I hear the doors lock or unlock. I am no mechanic, but hey don’t sound good. As my girlfriend put it, my “door locks sound like they are sick.” This is a stock, manual transmission, ‘09 Fit, 66K, with no keyless entry or door alarms or anything aftermarket installed.
Old 01-06-2012, 09:33 AM
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I have an 08 and 09 Fit. Both have extremely quick and snappy door locks with the snapping sound. If you're getting draggy sounds out of only a few of them, the actuators are having problems. If you can get to them, spraying ACF-50 directly into them might help bring them back. If they're all slow, then there is "probably" a system problem and would have to be diagnosed better. I think, you and your girlfriend should try to isolate which of the door locks seem to snap "noisily" and go from there.
Old 02-25-2017, 06:18 PM
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Sounds like the symptoms mine was exhibiting which eventually led first to the superlocking and then to the (apparent) failure of all three passenger locks. Dealer quoted £860 to fix but I did it for £29 as described here... HOW TO: Fix a power door lock
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