2001 door power door lock dont work

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by billygoat, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. billygoat

    billygoat Guest

    Hi I have an 01 Elantra and all the door locks stopped working. The
    fuse is good and my next thought would be the driver door switch.
    Manually moving the inside lock does not work also. As I said my next
    thought would be the door switch but I am confused. Looking at the
    Haynes manual it shows the left door actuator as a complete unit
    containing switches and a relay as well as some type of circuit. Is
    that the case? if so where is it located door, dash etc. The maker of
    the keyless entry system I purchased has a list of wire color codes
    and it indicates there is some module behind the ash tray that
    controls the lock unlock function.

    I also figured that since I will be working on it why don't I just
    purchase a keyless entry system . Now looking back at the manual I see
    what looks like to me is a passive left door actuator only type system
    ( no actuator motor like the other 3 door ) if that's the case I guess
    I will have to send the unit back. I just wouldn't make sense to open
    3 doors (grin)

    Any guidance as to where things are located would be great as well as
    any ideas as to what might have gone wrong.

    Thanks
     
    billygoat, Aug 20, 2008
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    Mike Marlow Guest

    You sure do come up with the most unusual problems. My question - if the
    door lock does not work (lock/unlock) manually, why in the hell would you be
    looking at electrical things? Think, guy... think.
     
    Mike Marlow, Aug 20, 2008
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  3. billygoat

    billygoat Guest


    For clarification manually opening and closing the interior lock on
    the driver side also activated the other door locks, this is not
    happening now. Back to some electrical component.
     
    billygoat, Aug 20, 2008
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    Irwell Guest

    This is a well known problem with Elantra of that vintage,
    is connected with the wiring harness going through the door.
    Take the fuse out and just manually open and close all
    the doors. that was my solution for this problem.
    The dealer refused to do the fix because we were out of
    the warranty period by a few days, but still well under
    the milaeage. this has condtioned me into thinking
    of some other make for my next car purchase.
     
    Irwell, Aug 20, 2008
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  5. Funny, that is how I got from a Buick to a Sonata. Over miles, under time,
    no help for a non-moving part failure.
    Since I pass the Buick dealership at least twice a day, I do get some
    satisfaction by waving to the salesman if he is out there.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Aug 20, 2008
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  6. billygoat

    billygoat Guest


    Yeah I did see the TSB on the corrosion of the connectors in the
    doors.
     
    billygoat, Aug 20, 2008
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  7. billygoat

    Irwell Guest

    yes. I know the feeling, the trouble is the Elantra has been such
    a good car for me, so will probably stay with it.
     
    Irwell, Aug 20, 2008
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Check your power lock fuse. Often, one of the actuators shorts. O
    course, it could also be the wiring corrosion mentioned above
     
    hyundaitech, Aug 25, 2008
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