Powerless door actuator

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by FFF, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. FFF

    FFF Guest

    Just got the remotes (key FOBs) for my 96 Legacy GT (from subaruparts.com) and
    programmed them to the base unit using the directions.

    The problem is, I can clearly hear the door actuator do something but it doesn't
    actually lock/unlock the doors. The car's lights blink, the "courtesy" light
    comes on etc. but that's it. The other power locks do work however, when
    controlled manually from the driver's door. My question: is the door actuator a
    part that tends to wear out? Has someone had this experience?

    florian
     
    FFF, Jan 26, 2004
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    Ed P Guest

    On my 96 Legacy Outback, the power door locks, whether from the driver's
    door switch or the remotes, don't consistently unlock. I found with a
    test light that the control pulse to the locks is much weaker in the
    unlock action than in the lock action. The only common component in the
    circuit is the control box itself. I haven't tried to replace it yet
    but would also be interested in any similar experiences or insight
    others might have.

    Ed P
     
    Ed P, Jan 26, 2004
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