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post #1 of 11 Old 07-20-2010, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Power door lock actuators

I have a 99 extra cab 250.My power door lock actuators quit working for the second time.Last time I put in used ones and only got about a year.
Are there any trick that I can do to keep em working?
Should I just nut up and buy 2 new ones?
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My dad's truck has a similar problem... he was telling me about reading a mod that basically places aluminum foil over a resistor in the door somewhere that fixes the problem. I'm not positive, but I'll see if I can dig up the write up. I have one going weak in my crew cab that only works properly when it wants to, so I need to find the write-up anyway.
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Boom! -

Well, it won't let me link it, but its on *************"dot"com

Just google "ford door lock actuator repair" and it will be the first site returned.

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Cool thanks bro ,I'm gonna try it right now.

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yup...tin foil over the resistor thing-y

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I have the same truck as you. And my door lock actuators stopped working as well. I did the foil trick and it bought me about 3 months. So I just bought twoo new ones off of rockauto.com for about 50 bucks shipped and its been about 6 months and their working great still. I would just buy new ones cause it was a pita to do the whole foil thing for them to quit working just a bit later. But hey I've also heard the foil trick worked for a couple people on here for a while

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I did one about 3 years ago and the other about 1 year ago. Completely worth it.


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I cut pennies to fit instead of using foil, did all 4 doors last spring, still working, although the passenger front door sometimes makes funny noises. good fix for $.04!

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If you read that article, the component lets the signal go through, but protects the motor from burning up. Be aware that putting the foil (or pennies) in there does let more signal through, but also takes away any protection the device provides.

Just throwing it out - your decision on whether you do it or not.


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^As long as you're not holding the switch down constantly, you're not going to burn up the motors.
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