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Old 09-29-2010, 10:51 AM
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Finally after putting this project off forever, I repaired my door lock 2 days ago. I followed the instructions in the write up on how to fix them and I couldn't believe how easy it was. I also fixed all 4 of my dads yesterday in less than 2 hours. Instead of using aluminum foil, I cut a penny down to the size of the thermal resistor and reinstalled. I reassembled the case halfs by drilling the plastic posts and using #4 1/2" long round head screws and #4 flat washers. Now these units are servicable and best of all they look factory and not jimmy rigged. The pennys work awesome. I hope this may inspire others that have put off doing this. The best thing is I'm mom's favorite for a couple of days.
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:02 PM
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i just finished replacing all 4 of mine last week i must have missed the write up? is it reusing the old motors?
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:35 PM
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Yeah, you open the cases and pull the little motor out. Then you pull the back end of the motor apart and pull out the little rectangular thermal resistor, cut a penny to that size and put it in it's place and reassemble the motor. I would post the link to the instructions but i'm computer . Google search superduty power door lock fix you'll find it. I would bet Marty has a write up on how to do the mod on here but I can't find it. Hope you saved your old accuators easy to fix and you'll have spares.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:14 PM
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i just got 4 new motors and swapped..
but i chucked the old ones

i wish i would have known beforehand. oh well, luckily i got the motors for free
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but this is good info to have, i'll def have to remember this the next time mine blow out
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:59 PM
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i did the same thing you did, with the pennies and it was the best fix ever, definatley beat having to spend the money on new acutuators, and like you said its not hard to do.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:01 PM
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you know cutting a penny is a felony offense?
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:38 AM
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It's only illegal if you get caught . They were Canadian pennys .
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:39 AM
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oh well in that case cut them up all day long :-)
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