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Driver Side Actuator - Door won't close


Hello Everyone,

For whatever reason yesterday 11/30/14 my driver side lock actuator decided to not work and thus I can't close the door. The actuator repositioned itself to the point where it won't engage onto the hook/bar on the body of the car. Do I need to remove the complete lock actuator or can I some how move it back in position from where it is at currently?
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Re: Driver Side Actuator - Door won't close

Might wanna start by taking the panel off. Is the window up?
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Re: Driver Side Actuator - Door won't close

Could be just some corrosion on the inside of the door that is keeping the linkages from returning to the normal position. Yeah, take off the door panel and look at the linkages.
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Re: Driver Side Actuator - Door won't close

Did you try pulling the door handle to release the latch? I've had people push in on the mechanism (without my noticint) so that it's in the "latched" position. Then the door will no longer close until you pull on the door handle to release the latch.
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Re: Driver Side Actuator - Door won't close

^^ Doh!

Yeah my son called me one day in a panic. "Dad my door won't close"
What you said solved his issue, and he made it to work on time too.
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Re: Driver Side Actuator - Door won't close

Hello Everyone,

I appreciate everyone that provided me with some suggestions. Due to the cold ass weather in Chicago and a not heated garage I decided to take it to a body shop where my dad knew the owner. It seems the issue was the hinges but the bad news now is since I had to drive it there I had no choice but extend the seat belt as use that to help keep the door closed ( I tied it to the other seat or wrapped it). Now the damn seat belt buzzing noises is going off even if I buckle my seat belt. Anybody knows why that is happening? Did I damage the sensor.
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Re: Driver Side Actuator - Door won't close

Seat belt buzzer is a common annoyance.
Ima say that was coincidence this time. Mine went off thinking I had a passenger.
If I got in the car, fastened my seat belt, started car all was fine. Put cel phone on passenger seat and buzzer starts chiming. Sometimes it chimed with nothing on the seat. Fasten passenger side belt and it would stop.

Under the seat is the wire to tell your car there is weight on the seat.
Unplug it until you can replace the sensor.
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Re: Driver Side Actuator - Door won't close

Thanks Bykfixer,

I appreciate telling me where the plug is for me to unplug. Is the sensor that I need to replace in the door or under the seat? I have the Honda prelude service manual so I will be able to locate it easily.

Thanks again
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Re: Driver Side Actuator - Door won't close

Sensor is under the seat I think...to tell the truth I don't really know.

I don't have a 3g anymore, or I'd go look with a flashlight. I just know unplugging it made that awful racket stop.
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Thinking back, my son let his hinges go too long and ended up with the same issue you had. And the door ajar light always stayed on. I'm thinking the sensor was seat belt buckle related and that went bad or something.
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