Drivers door doesn't unlock in the winter except with key.

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  1. steveh8204

    steveh8204 Full Member

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    Now it's started getting colder again I've got the same problem where when I press the key fob button every door unlocks except mine. It locks fine with the fob just not open.

    I had the same problem last winter and it's been fine all summer.

    Has anyone got any advice on the most likely culprit and how easy/difficult it is to fix?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. xreyuk

    xreyuk Eco-Massive

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    Don’t have an answer but both front doors now do this for me, started with just the drivers.
     
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    Seems to suggest a central control issue more than an individual door lock then maybe.

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  4. linfordfr

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    mega common fault. Ive had three leons do this. My current was the drivers door would only open with the key. Super easy fix for this, did mine and a friends the other week. Takes 2mins all you need is a drill, a flat head , wd40 and a straw
     
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    Go on?

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    I'd fire some silicone spray in along with the WD40. WD40 is ok for releasing and short term lubrication but it is prone to drying out. Silicone spray will provide longer lasting lubrication.
     
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    This didn't work for me, unfortunately.

    Just tried it on both passenger and driver doors today and no change.

    Plugged in my VCDS cable and I'm getting intermittent implausible signal alarms on both doors. Wondering if it's the wiring, but I don't understand why they lock correctly with the key, after being unlocked if it was the wiring/motor.
     
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    Gotta make sure you put plenty in. Didn't work for me at first, then shake the door fast to move it all around (the motion of opening and closing it, back and forth fast)
    Oh and you did drill deep enough to actually get inside, and at a angle so you've not gone straight through
     
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    Nevermind, ignore me. Just went out to the car a couple of hours after doing it and both doors now work :D

    Cheers.
     
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    linfordfr nardo grey

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    Lol. Knew it would!
     
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    Hi i've had this problem and all i did was open up the key, bend the contacts to the battery and it works again.... i do this on average of once a month :) could do with a new key...
     
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    Just got round to actually doing this. Works like a dream now. Can't believe it's took me so long to get around to this ten min job. Worst part was waiting for the drill to charge.

    Thanks for the info and the video link. Made popping off the panels a little bit easier and quicker.

    Just need to find something handy that doesn't dry up as quick as wd40 before I put the panels back on so I'm not doing it again in a months time.

    Thanks all for your help.

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