Grand Modus Driver Door Won't Lock Using Fob (but does from within)

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Grand Modus Driver Door Won't Lock Using Fob (but does from within)

Post by marke89 » 07 Oct 2018, 16:54

Hey

I have just purchased a Grand Modus with 82,000 2008 model with the 1.2 TCE engine.

The problem is, the driver door won't lock with the fob however does lock when sitting inside and using the dash button to lock the doors. Tested from outside, and it definitely locks.

Any idea what might be causing this? My driver door is permanently unlocked at the moment and I'm extremely worried.

Thanks!

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Re: Grand Modus Driver Door Won't Lock Using Fob (but does from within)

Post by GiveMeABreak » 07 Oct 2018, 17:02

I'm not sure I understand you when you say "Tested from outside, and it definitely locks". How are you locking it from the outside - by using the Key in the door lock?

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Re: Grand Modus Driver Door Won't Lock Using Fob (but does from within)

Post by marke89 » 07 Oct 2018, 17:42

Hi, sorry I didn't make it clear, I have someone outside the car pull the door handle and I've tried it whilst outside too and its definitely locked. If you then unlock with the fob and try to lock with the fob, it fails to lock the drivers side. Its very strange.

I just tried locking it using the key itself in the door barrel and what would you know? It fails to lock it.

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Re: Grand Modus Driver Door Won't Lock Using Fob (but does from within)

Post by roger_dodger » 09 Oct 2018, 21:09

I have this issue on my newer Scenic. From some googling it seems to be a fairly common Renault issue. It's the door lock itself that is faulty in most cases. You can buy a new replacement for £150 ish (at least that's what mine is). If you double-tap the lock button on your fob, it should dead-lock (shown by multiple quick flashes of the indicator lights), and hopefully that will lock your driver door. Again, this is just from the experience of my Scenic. Regards

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Re: Grand Modus Driver Door Won't Lock Using Fob (but does from within)

Post by marke89 » 11 Oct 2018, 13:06

Hey,

To break it down, after a few days of messing around the results are:

1) Driver door does not lock with Fob, but locks all other doors.
2) Driver door does not lock using key in the door barrel.
3) Driver door LOCKS using the interior dash button to lock, all other doors also lock.

I took it to a guy today who diagnosed it as the door actuator/regulator who offered a new part but when I asked him what happens if the problem still exists, he said he can't return the parts so for that reason I thought I'd get a proper answer before going ahead and replacing someone that is not needed as I have a limited budget.

As a note, could it not have something to do with they driver key barrel, the switch from within is stuck thus telling the central locking the door is open/unlocked? As the key barrel is either faulty or the switch is not working (it doesn't lock the door.)

If the door locks from within then there can be nothing wrong with the actuator/regulator, no? It's all very odd.

I'm open to all theories here, thanks guys!
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Re: Grand Modus Driver Door Won't Lock Using Fob (but does from within)

Post by marke89 » 11 Oct 2018, 13:09

roger_dodger wrote:
09 Oct 2018, 21:09
I have this issue on my newer Scenic. From some googling it seems to be a fairly common Renault issue. It's the door lock itself that is faulty in most cases. You can buy a new replacement for £150 ish (at least that's what mine is). If you double-tap the lock button on your fob, it should dead-lock (shown by multiple quick flashes of the indicator lights), and hopefully that will lock your driver door. Again, this is just from the experience of my Scenic. Regards


Thanks for the reply. I would have suspected so, however can you be a little more specific in the actual part? Is the the part that goes into the slam plate? Key Barrel? The actuator (or are they the same thing?)

Thanks!