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MG MGF Technical - Superlock ?
|I first enquired under the thread of "More Interior Lights" as to why the interior lights did not come on when I opened the drivers door - They did when the passenger door was opened. In response to various replies I tried the test on the alarm which was set out by David Clelland. it is difficult to do what he suggests in two seconds! but, so far as I can see, I do not think that the superlocking is working. Is this a fault in the wiring or does it need a new door lock?|
|Cannot be 100% but most people who have come on here with locking problems have needed a new door lock unit (including me).|
I would imagine that the reason you are having problems with the Alarm Test (two seconds bit) is that the switch in the door lock, that enables you to enter the test mode, is faulty!
Remove the door trim by undoing the screws in the interior door pull, the screw securing the cover around the interior door handle and two more around the rear edge of the door. Then pull off the lower edge of the door trim,which is held by six clips, and lift off the door trim. You will now be able to access the door switch and wiring. Check the plug which goes into the door lock first. Make sure that there is no green verdigris around the connectors. If there is, then clean them up and the corresponding connectors in the mating connector. Use a small brush and some methylated spirits. An application of good old Vaseline will keep out the ingress of water. Don't use silicon spray on electrical connectors. If this doesn't seem to be the problem then the internal switch/es in the door lock are probably the problem. Opening up the door lock to get at the switches is not a job for the inexperienced, springs and cams everywhere! You may have to resort to replacing the unit. Some dealers will supply a new unit on sale or return. You can test the new unit by just plugging it into the harness without actually mounting it in the door. You could do that in the car park of your dealer.
|I'm glad you were around Bruce - you seem to have made door locks and associated testing your Specialist Subject :0)|
|I learn't the hard way John! Alarm sounding in the night, doors not locking, doors not unlocking. The alarm test procedure was first posted on here by Spyros Papageorghiou in Nicosia. (To my knowledge).|
|Mine had this problem also and thanks to JohnP and Bruce I got mine sorted - it was the door latch - it cost 140 fitted to fix it but it was because of this that nothing else worked i.e lights (when door opened on drivers side), alarm for leaving headlights on and also when I locked the car the indicators didn't flash. Its all fine now.|
Hope this helps.
|Oh joy - got the old 'doors won't unlock' syndrome: use the blipper, and the locking pins rattle away - locking and unlocking - for 2 seconds - at the end of which the doors are still locked.|
Tim had a similar problem, and he tells me it is a connector problem (probably driver's door) - so will have to remove the door card and have a play with some spray-on contact cleaner!
|Ohh the joys of winter (-_-)|
I hope your key still unlocks the door. If it doesn't then it's difficult to get the door card off. Been there, got the tee shirt.
|It didn't on Saturday in the pouring rain >:o( Had to take the Rover instead.|
Hopefully a bit of 'Vyvian-style' pursuation will get the door open so I can attend to this delightful problem.
|Rob I had the same recently. Turned out to be the ally pin replacements (MS). One of the rubber rings had jammed between the pin and the sleeve. A pull with a pair of pliers solved it.|
|Richard - thanks. Yup, I had something similar with my Chrom-design pins. I don't think that this is the cause now, however. :o(|
This thread was discussed between 23/11/2003 and 24/11/2003
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