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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:47 pm    Post subject: Power Door Lock Actuator Reply with quote

hi all,

Could any one tell me is there any substitute to replace the power door lock actuator (about 150.00)? for a 89' Carat

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:02 am    Post subject: actuator Reply with quote

wrecking yard,eBay,Samba classifieds...any luck searching the interweb?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some good threads on power door locks. Here are a few.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=331669&sid=0f1df574f59fa680eb5ee7fa53b5f4dc
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=261047&highlight=locks
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=471552&highlight=locks
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eurovan power door lock actuator is a excellent replacement unit as they typically last longer. The vanagon plug needs to be transferred over but the rest is a direct replacement. That may open up more replacement options in the junk yard.
Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like fiddling around take it apart and clean the contacts. This is info on here about guys sucessfully rebuilding them. Me included. Here is a link for a post. There are little springs that rust out sometimes the contacts are completely shot. Its worth tearing apart to save you money. But they may or may not be rebuildable. I got lucky. If you need new springs I got mine at ACE Hardware. Or you can use some from a pen.


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=455378&highlight=window+actuator
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: power door lock actuators Reply with quote

there is a great post of after market door lock actuators it shows a commando unit being install couldnt find the one with pics but here is one

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=317539&highlight=door+lock+actuator
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys,

yesterday before I post I was stuck with the tiny springs.. by luck I got one after destroying about a dozen of ball pens... it's working now

I'd like add: before re-assembling, position the be big wheel and the slider in the UP position

thanks again
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