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How to Replace a Ford Door Lock Actuator

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Here I can give some advice about how to change actuator when necessary, which will give you a great favor to your daily life and you, can benefit from it a lot, surely, one thing we shouldn’t ignore, that is electric actuators .

Ford utilizes a modular design door lock actuator. However, when one of these sealed units falls into a failure, there is no way to fix it, so replacement is your only choice. At the same time, Your Ford dealer can offer you the correct electric actuators for your year and model. Now we need common hand tool to replace and change our actuator. I believe most of you have been thinking how to change the actuator, next is my suggestion about how to change actuator perfectly.

Firstly, we need to use your fingertips to hold the window side edge of the upper inner door trim, and then take it straight back away from the door to let the catches free. As we all know, the first step is very vital for us to make some understanding about how to change actuator, so we shouldn’t ignore it and put it in a very significant statue.

Secondly, we should pry up on the narrow end of the armrest switch panel to move it from the armrest gently.

Thirdly, we should remove the hex head screw which locates behind the switch panel.

Fourthly, we can press the connector lock tab in and pull the connectors from the switches, and at the present the limit switch panel is fully free and can be removed from the door.

Fifthly, we can remove the door trim panel by sliding it straight up the door.

Sixthly, we can remove the insulating sheet from the door, which is tied with the door and is removed by pulling gently on the sheet to let the glue free, and people who want to learn how to change actuator can get a more all-around inspection and idea.

Seventhly, we can disconnect the three rods at the door latch. What’s more, Rod 1 can be easily moved by inputting the blade of a screwdriver in the opening between the two lock tabs. Moreover, this will open the tabs sufficient to slide the rod out, and the clamp on Rod 2 is hinged on one side, simply open the other side to release the rod. What’s more, the yellow clamp on rod 3 put off the rod, but stays in the door latch.

Eighthly, we can unscrew the three Torx screws and remove the latch from the door, which is helpful to learn how to change actuator, at the same time; removal will need to turn the latch slightly to clear the window channel.

Ninthly, we need to raise the tab and unplug the electrical connector from the actuator, and then hold the latch tightly and pry up on the spring tab, which holds the actuator to the latch. In addition, when the tab is sufficiently raised slide the actuator toward you and off the latch.

Tenthly, we need to slide the new actuator into position on the door latch, and then the spring tab will lower and turn off the actuator properly. In addition, we can plug the connector back onto the actuator.

Finally, we need to take place of the door panel, switch panel and upper trim. As we all know, the final step shouldn’t also ignored and stressed instead, therefore, we should make the learners know how to change actuators even the final step of it.

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