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#1 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 02:32 PM
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Question Kia Sedona 2008 passenger front door won't lock

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My wife's just bought a Sedona, and this forum seems a brilliant resource. So far I've fixed the sliding doors (actuator motor) and am following up on the brake binding problem. Just encountered a more immediate problem though. The passenger front door won't lock properly. The inner lock mechanism closes, but pulling the outer handle opens the door. There's a slight resistance compared to when it s unlocked, but nothing a casual passer by couldn't open without being noticed. Does this sound familiar to anyone, or any suggestions what to look at? Same behaviour either with the key fob or doing it manually within the vehicle.

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would be helpful if we knew where you were located, we don't know whether something like this could be weather related. Also fill out the DRIVES location too so we will always know your vehicle details with each posting - thanks.
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Okay, filled in what I can. Weather wise it's a bit wet here, but not desperately so. Temperature is around 8 degrees centigrade. No idea how long this has been an issue.
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thanks for doing that, I can't help you but others might.
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Okay, stripped the door panel off today, and took a look. Couldn't see anything obvious. There's a cable from the internal lock button, and the metal linkage from the outside handle, but I'm not able to see how they engage with the actual mechanism. I'm reluctant to start blindly unscrewing bits at this point, in case I leave us in a worse state. Has anyone got any guide to getting at the mechanism so I can check it out?

An update on the symptoms:

1) lock with key fob - internal lock switch moves to locked position, but outer handle opens the door still

2) lock with internal lock switch - outer handle opens door still

3) It feels as though the lock mechanism should disengage the outer handle mechanism some how, but is not doing so - the drivers door handle, when locked, opens fully but does not open the door, or give any resistance, whereas the passenger one you can feel engage. Since the internal lock release is just a cable, i wonder if the other end of it could simply have slipped off?

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Hi Kevin,

I have not had this problen with this car but....the fact that the internal lock moves when the fob is pressed points to the lock mechanism being faulty. You will find that all handles and locking devices connect to the lock at four mounting points. ie; when you press the fob the central locking moves a lever on the latch which then moves the internal lever. So the fact the internal lock moves means it is connected.
You can get all the instructions from K.G.I.S http://www.kiatechinfo.com/index.asp you will need to register but it is free and has step by step instuctions.
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Thanks Bopbo, will take a look
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Wow, excellent resource, cheers!
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