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Offline Blucar

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Drivers door lock
« on: October 17, 2014, 05:51:07 pm »
Hi all..

New to the VW owners club and this forum ... thanks for the tips and tricks that I've learnt through trolling through the topics. 

Can anyone help me with the following - all doors were working fine off both the remote and rocker switch on the inside of the drivers door until recently... all the locks seem to work except the drivers lock which now wont engage with either the switch or the remote.  It will engage by using the key in the and turning the lock (the good old fashioned way).  I have replaced the actuator in the door and the problem still persists.... any help appreciated.

Thanks all.

Offline GLIDN

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Re: Drivers door lock
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 09:24:44 pm »
if you replaced the door lock.

Then I would point to one of two things.
Either loose/dry solder connection in the door.

Or communication errors are still present preventing the can bus system to complete the link.
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Offline Filx

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Re: Drivers door lock
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 12:46:46 pm »
Replace the door lock if you haven't already. it's bad news when the locks stop working in the locked position on Mk5s.
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Offline NZGTI

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Re: Drivers door lock
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 02:22:18 pm »
My Mk5 GTI door lock failed .... replaced the whole actuator.

Found these many useful link...But this one from the Humble mechanic was the best.

Super pleased with how easy it was actually.... a bit of a leap of faith but it worked out

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Offline Pristle

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Re: Drivers door lock
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2020, 02:46:40 pm »
The removal of the outer may seem daunting, but don't let it put you off.

The mechanism actuator on these locks aren't designed to last. I picked one up off eBay (cponline15) last year for 24, 4 day delivery. Don't know the timeframe now though.