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gary_cs

CAR WON’T LOCK!!!!!(Door Key Switch Failure)

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The left door key switch on my 00’ 996 c4 will not lock or unlock. I took the handle and bracket out of the door frame. I was told what usually breaks is the cylinder but nothing appears to be broken. I don’t want to buy a new key so simply replacing the bracket isn’t an option. Is there a straight forward solution or do I need a specialist??

 

Any my feedback would be much appreciated thanks!

 

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The key system is more sophisticated than many want to admit. It's electronically actuated and linked to the alarm/immobilizer system in the car. This is not a old Chevy I'm afraid. hahaha

 

First things first... have you tried using the laser cut key to manually open the door? This would rule out the locking actuator. Have you tried testing the keyfob to lock and unlock the passenger door? Does the horn honk? or, just the the turn signals blink?

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Check out this great article about how our door lock works. It sounds like your issues are not mechanical.

 

 

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