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#1 starfire

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 09:26 AM

i need help with my door locks , they keep locking even with the doors open . what do i do ? how can i stop them from doing that ?

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:38 AM

i need help with my door locks , they keep locking even with the doors open . what do i do ? how can i stop them from doing that ?


Are they doing it by themselfs, or when you lock the lock?

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 01:12 PM

they are doing it them selfs . they lock all the time .

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 01:36 PM

do you have a remote starter? My sisters van used to lock itself all the time untill they took out the remote starter.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:38 PM

Did you buy the car used? Does it have an aftermarket alarm/remote entry?

The reason I ask is that I once bought a viper alarm for a car a long time ago. The install guy asked me what kind of "settings" I wanted. one of them was to automatically lock and arm the car after the ignition was turned off after a set period of time.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 06:22 PM

I second bjwirth!

I had a keyless entry added to my 95 Legacy. (I think it is Viper) No alarm, just entry. One of the settings they did was for it to automatically lock. I didn't like it so I had them reprogram it. Only took them about 10 minutes.

Either way, it is probably just a setting.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 08:35 PM

i got the car used and i dont know nothing about it . if it were a chevy or a ford or vw . i would know . but this is all new to me . how do i find out if it has automatic locks or not or if there is a fuse i can take out ? please help me and thank you for the help you have given me already .

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 08:41 PM

Remove the door panel and look for a rod out of adjustment.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 08:45 PM

i need help with my door locks , they keep locking even with the doors open . what do i do ? how can i stop them from doing that ?


What year and model are we talking about??
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:22 AM

i need help with my door locks , they keep locking even with the doors open . what do i do ? how can i stop them from doing that ?


You have a short.

If it makes you feel any better; some rump roast wired my passenger side in parallel.:rolleyes: So, if I want to roll up both windows, one has to wait in line.:banghead: Sometimes I feel as though mechanics need to stay WAY the hell away from wiring.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:43 AM

i need help with my door locks , they keep locking even with the doors open . what do i do ? how can i stop them from doing that ?


I would first look at the lock switch on the drivers door as the culprit. You may be able to disconnect the switch to prove it as the source of the problem. If that doesn't work, then the switch on the drivers door lock mechanism would be my next bet.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:47 AM

What type of Subaru are we dealing with here?

I'll bet a dollar it's a 90-94 Legacy...

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:42 PM

it's a 1996 . i know the feeling about someone else working on my car lol that drives me nuts trying to fix what they massed up . thanks again for all your help and i will check the doors to see if anything is wrong

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 11:47 PM

1996 Impreza

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 02:37 AM

Describe in detail what's happening.

I mentioned 90-94 Legacies because damn near every single one of them have the infamous door-lock problem. My Legacy, for example: Any passenger other than myself has to hold their door lock open, while pulling the handle, in order to get out. Otherwise it will lock immediately.

I'm still not 100% sure why it does this; I've yet to get around to fixing mine. But there is a plastic clip somewhere that is doomed to break, and that's what happens when it does.

Legacy777 has fixed his I believe, hopefully he'll chime in and say exactly what it is.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 10:16 AM

they sound like they are still trying to lock or unlock . i think some times it will run my battery down the way is sounds . when you get out they are locked all but the drivers side i have to lock it . are they a fuse or what do i do ? i'm at a stand still on it . i want to fix it myself with out the help from my sons , after john passed away i have done things on my own and still going to try to . and i Really glad that You All have helped me as much as You have , Thank You Alot . and i'm glad i found this site i have fiqured out alot in here . Thank You so much

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 11:38 AM

To Starfire and Subyluvr2212:

I think both of your problems are due to a dirty or bad lock switch. Please refer to my post #11. You will have to remove the drivers door panel to get at the switch. Simply remove the connector to the lock switch and see if the problem stops. If it does stop then try cleaning the switch or replace it. If it doesn't stop, then look at the driver's door lock switch as the problem. As far as I know, these are the only switches that can lock all the doors at once. If I am wrong, and the passenger doors can lock all the doors also, then those switches will need to be checked the same way. The driver's door is the most suspect since it is used the most.

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 02:54 PM

Thank You , I will try that and see if that works . Thanks again for Your help . I like me car , but they can drive you nuts . I know that for sure with this one lol . Bless All of You

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Posted 07 August 2005 - 03:27 PM

I like me car , but they can drive you nuts .


Ain't it the truth!

Hang in there, starfire--you can do it! And if you get hung up, just come back and keep asking questions. Great bunch of "helpers" here!

Good luck.

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 08:54 PM

I am trying to hang in there but it's really hard . trying to work and get this thing fixed lol . Thank You Alll again for your help . i really need it lol




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