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Honda CR-V door lock problems

Hi, Pete! There's a lot of talk about CRV door lock issues on the internet, most about current models, but I can tell you they apply to the 1st generation CRV as well. My driver side door lock began to malfunction. Researched the problem and replaced the actuator with a factory part. (that was a bugger)  Still experiencing issues: will lock but won't unlock with remote, key, or from interior. If I work a combination of things long enough the lock will finally unlock. Tired of climbing in through the passenger side and/or not being able to lock my car. Got any suggestions or ideas what to try next? 

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Registered: ‎09-02-2009

This is a fairly complex system that involves a few modul...

This is a fairly complex system that involves a few modules and a body controller. You may need to visit the dealer to have the system checked to make sure all components are functioning correctly, have up-to-date software versions and the receiver for the keyless remote is functioning.  

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CR-V door lock problems

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I had a door lock problem on my 2001 CRV for two years.  I tried everything until one day I noticed that a small one inch spring was missing on the lock mechanism.  I went to ACE hardware and paid 25 cents for one and placed it on the lock mechanism and the outside lock worked like it never had a problem.  I hadn't noticed it before because when this little spring broke, I hadn't noticed pieces of it lying in the bottom of the door.  Before you buy a new actuator, be sure this little spring is in place.