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    Mk3 Door lock question

    My mk3 Astra's driver door lock only seems to have one position for locking. i.e. I have to turn the key fully horizontal to get the doors to lock. Should it be this way, I thought there was a 45 degree position which locked the doors and if you turned it 90 degrees from vertical then this was the deadlock position ? The passenger side does the 45 degree thing and will open the doors when the drivers side is horizontal.
    Is this normal or do I have a dodgy drivers door lock. It's an LS model btw so maybe this is the case on the less expensive models.
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    I would say you have a dodgy lock on your car mate, possibly the drivers door motor

    If you lock the car from the inside on the drivers door do the other doors lock?

    Passenger door is as it should be
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    The central locking works fine. It locks and unlocks from the drivers door inside and out.
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    Thers a fault somewhere on the lock mech or the barrel then as your cars not deadlocking

    All the asumptions you make about how it should work are corrent with the 45 degree for single lock and 90 degree on the drivers dor only to deadlock
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    Ok ta. I don't think I'm going to worry too much as you know I'm sticking a remote-locking alarm at the weekend so deadlockings not going to be an option anyway.
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    Thinking about it, if the there's no 45 degree part is that the motor ? I mean there's no resistance at all at 45 degrees, is this bit in the lock or is it the motor ?
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    It will be in the lock, probably the barrell being worn
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    If I replaced the lock could I keep the existing barrel so I hadn't got to get it recut to the key ?
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    If you have the key numbers yes they can order a barrel for the key

    Before you go do all that though take the door card off and work out exactly whats broken
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    I do like my cars to be original and working properly but I'm not sure I can be bothered with all the hassle, like I say if the Cobra alarm will do the locking for me perhaps I shouldn't look for the extra expense as I'm trying to keep the car cheap ..... aside from the new headunit I've put in, the alarm I've just bought, the generic elec aerial I've just ordered off ebay, the new back box it's just had and the 2 new tyres that are on order - LOL.
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