This solution worked for me i have a 2000 (x reg) 2.0 ford focus and the remote central locking didn't work and the doors intermittently opened after manually opening the drivers door. did as instructed in the above posts now everything is back to normal, thanks for the useful information.
Just tried this on a 1.8 tdci 55 plate and no luck, got the chime etc but no luck with persistant failing passenger lock. Been to ford x2 but they could'nt find a fault and it worked perfectly all the time "typical" lol strangely it only happens when my mrs has been in the passenger seat <_< Also it works fine for days after a 50+ mile run, couldn't say if it works after a 49 mile run as I didn't try it until after 50 lolol
Thanks for the post though all :)
when you got the chime did you press the unlock and lock buttons and then open the drivers door and close it again? the fact the fault is intermittant with your wife getting in the passenger seat might suggest the fault lies in the passenger door?
Hi mik_se7 yes did the unlock / lock / unlock although did not physically open the drivers door. Also are we talking pressing the lock and unlock together? as I din't try that.
ok what i did was i got into my car and closed the drivers door so all doors were shut, i then put the key in the ignition and turned it to preignition and back 4 times and got 1 chime i then removed the key from the ignition barrel and pressed the unlock button once and then the lock button once, i then opened the drivers door and closed it again and tested the central locking with buttons on the key and everything worked again.
also forgot to say i got a second chime after pressing the unlock button.
right just tried this.. open car with remote - passengers lock failed - opened that lock manually.
Did the ignition 4 times got the chime (more of a beeep on mine) took out the key - pressed unlock / lock - opened driver door - closed and nothing.
Tried a few combinations of lock / unlock but central locking seemed to have failed altogether :o
Started again a few times - over and over, then switched attention to the passenger door lock - when I was in the car and all locks open except the passenger did the ignition again lock/unlock then when pressing unlock I manually opened the passenger lock, all motors on central locking seemed to operate at the same time almost as if they were still locked. However when I opened and closed the driver door and pressed lock all doors locked from the fob and also dead locked.
So either the lock has given up on it's hissy fit and decided to work or which ever order i ended up doing this in worked... wish I would of witten it down now lol So at the minute all locks are working as should, at least that saves me from having to lock the car open the car reach over and manually lock the passenger door then lock the car again :o
Thankyou for taking the time to nudge me in the right direction :D
appreciate it ;)
no worries i find electrical faults in cars are a lot like faults on computers the resolution to the problem is often a variation of other attempts to fix the same problem lol but who cares as long as it worked lol
I've tried everything above, but the fault remains. The problems lies with the passenger door. If I replace the central locking mechanism on the door will it resolve the issue, and if so what part do I need exactly?
Thanks in advance