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What does a power door lock control module do?

What does a power door lock control module do?

Door lock actuators are an electronic component found on vehicles equipped with power door locks. They are the electronically controlled actuators in every single door that are responsible for locking and unlocking the power door locks when the switches are pressed.

What is a door lock module?

With door lock module, it can automatically open and close the door when the power switch is started. This product is used as door locks, module switches and security cameras, widely applications. Door lock module can automatically open the door when the mechanical key is started, and can also be used normally.

What module controls door locks?

The body control module (BCM) supplies a voltage to each door lock switch. When you move the switch to the lock position, the switch grounds the supply voltage and the BCM sees a full voltage drop. It interprets a full voltage drop as your request to lock the doors.

What are the two main types of power door lock actuators?

One is a door release mechanism — when active, the door can be opened, and when inactive, the door cannot be opened. The second is a motor-driven door mechanism — when active, the motor starts and causes the door to swing open; when inactive, the motor releases the door allowing it to swing closed.

Where is the door control module located?

Door Control Modules are placed inside both doors. They manage all actuators in the driver- or passenger door and are directly connected to a separate switch panel. Central Locking, Window Winders as well as Mirror Adjustment are controlled by this ECU.

What is the most common type of door lock actuator?

Knob Locks
1. Knob Locks. Knob locks are the most common type of door lock and the chief method of security for most doors. The lock cylinder is located in the knob instead of the door.

How long does it take to fix a door lock actuator?

Expect the replacement work to take one to two hours, including testing. Usually a bad or failing power door lock actuator will produce a few symptoms that can notify the driver of an issue that should be serviced.

Do you need a power door lock kit?

Adding power door locks to a car or truck just got a lot easier. With the Commando power door lock kits you get high quality actuators, hardware, instructions and a control module. These power lock kits are designed to convert manual door locks on a car or truck to power.

Do you need universal power door lock actuators?

These universal power door lock motors can be fitted to most vehicles and replace the expensive factory door lock actuators. The universal power door lock actuators are very popular with ford vehicles including F-150 trucks, F-250 trucks and most Ford Cars.

Where are the relays on a door lock?

Locate the harness plugged directly into the back of the door lock switch. If there are no external door lock switches, you will most likely have a vacuum type system or an *aftermarket door lock system with relays, or have an added actuator that needs relays. 2.

What kind of DC does a power door lock use?

One or two of the wires has constant (+) 12V DC at all times. One or two of the wires has continuity to ground at all times. Another wire reads continuity to ground at rest, and (+) 12V DC during lock. The last wire reads continuity to ground at rest, and (+) 12V DC during unlock. ( diagram )