Acura CL Integra NSX RL RSX TL TSX 2001-2006

Power Door Locks (1 of 2)

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Door Lock Motor



Removal & Installation
2001-03 TL Models

NOTE
This procedure requires the use of Snap-On Trim pad remover, A177A or equivalent, commercially available trim pad removal tool. When removing the door panel components, be careful not to scratch the door panel.

  1. Lower the window completely.
  2.  
  3. Carefully pry out the mirror mount cover (A) by hand in the sequence shown.

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    Fig. Carefully pry out the mirror mount cover (A) by hand in the sequence shown

  4.  
  5. Remove the inner handle (A), as follows:
    1. Pry out the cap (B), and remove the screw.
    2.  
    3. Pull the inner handle forward and out half-way.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the inner handle rod (C), power door lock switch connector (D), and on 2002-03 models, driving position memory switch connector (E) (driver's)

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      Fig. Door inner handle (A) removal and installation-2001-03 TL models

    6.  

  6.  
  7. Remove the screw from the armrest portion of the door panel. Release the clips that hold the door panel (A) with a commercially available trim pad remover (B), then remove the door panel by pulling it upward, and disconnecting the power window switch connector (C). Remove the door panel with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.

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    Fig. Door panel removal and installation-2001-03 TL models

  8.  
  9. Disconnect the power window switch connectors (A), power mirror switch connector (B) (driver's), security indicator connector (C) (driver's), driver's door subharness connector (D), and courtesy light bulb socket (passenger's) (E), and detach the harness clips (F) from the passenger's door panel.

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    Fig. Disconnect the power window switch connectors (A), power mirror switch connector (B) (driver's), security indicator connector (C) (driver's), driver's door subharness connector (D), and courtesy light bulb socket (passenger's) (E), and detach the harness clips (F) from the passenger's door panel-2001-03 TL models

  10.  
  11. Detach the electrical connector, then remove the door lock actuator.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the door lock actuator and attach the electrical connector.
  2.  
  3. Installation of the panel is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following:
    1. Replace any damaged clips.
    2.  
    3. Make sure the connector is plugged in properly, and the rod is connected properly.
    4.  
    5. Check the window and power door lock operation.
    6.  

  4.  


NOTE
This procedure requires the use of Snap-On Trim pad remover, A177A or equivalent, commercially available trim pad removal tool. When removing the door panel components, be careful not to scratch the door panel.

  1. Lower the window completely.
  2.  
  3. Carefully pry out the mirror mount cover (A) by hand in the sequence shown.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Carefully pry out the mirror mount cover (A) by hand in the sequence shown

  4.  
  5. Remove the inner handle (A), as follows:
    1. Pry out the cap (B), and remove the screw.
    2.  
    3. Pull the inner handle forward and out half-way.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the inner handle rod (C), power door lock switch connector (D), and on 2002-03 models, driving position memory switch connector (E) (driver's)

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Door inner handle (A) removal and installation-2001-03 TL models

    6.  

  6.  
  7. Remove the screw from the armrest portion of the door panel. Release the clips that hold the door panel (A) with a commercially available trim pad remover (B), then remove the door panel by pulling it upward, and disconnecting the power window switch connector (C). Remove the door panel with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Door panel removal and installation-2001-03 TL models

  8.  
  9. Disconnect the power window switch connectors (A), power mirror switch connector (B) (driver's), security indicator connector (C) (driver's), driver's door subharness connector (D), and courtesy light bulb socket (passenger's) (E), and detach the harness clips (F) from the passenger's door panel.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Disconnect the power window switch connectors (A), power mirror switch connector (B) (driver's), security indicator connector (C) (driver's), driver's door subharness connector (D), and courtesy light bulb socket (passenger's) (E), and detach the harness clips (F) from the passenger's door panel-2001-03 TL models

  10.  
  11. Unfasten the 2 screws, then remove the door lock switch.

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    Fig. Unfasten the 2 screws, then remove the door lock switch-2001-03 TL models

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the door lock switch and secure with the 2 screws.
  2.  
  3. Installation of the panel is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following:
    1. Replace any damaged clips.
    2.  
    3. Make sure the connector is plugged in properly, and the rod is connected properly.
    4.  
    5. Check the window and power door lock operation.
    6.  

  4.  

2001-04 RL Models
  1. Remove the trim plate, then remove the screws.
    NOTE
    Do not remove the inner handle from the door panel.

  2.  
  3. Remove the screw and stop. Use a suitable trim panel removal tool to release the clips that hold the door panel, then remove the door panel by pulling it upward.
    NOTE
    When removing the door panel, bend it as little as possible to prevent creasing or breaking it.

  4.  
  5. Disconnect the connectors and inner handle cable.
  6.  
  7. Detach the connector and retainers then remove the door lock actuator.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  10.  

  1. Remove the trim plate, then remove the screws.
    NOTE
    Do not remove the inner handle from the door panel.

  2.  
  3. Remove the screw and stop. Use a suitable trim panel removal tool to release the clips that hold the door panel, then remove the door panel by pulling it upward.
    NOTE
    When removing the door panel, bend it as little as possible to prevent creasing or breaking it.

  4.  
  5. Disconnect the connectors and inner handle cable.
  6.  
  7. Remove the two screws, then remove the door lock switch.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  10.  

2004-06 TL Models

NOTE
This procedure requires the use of the following tools, or their equivalents: KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 and Snap-On Trim pad remover A 177A. Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components.

  1. Lower the glass fully.
  2.  
  3. Using a trim tool, push on the rear hook (A) and pivot the cover (B) on the front hook (C), then remove the cover and the screws (D) securing the inner handle (E).

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    Fig. Using a trim tool, push on the rear hook (A) and pivot the cover (B) on the front hook (C), then remove the cover and the screws (D) securing the inner handle (E)-2004-06 TL models

  4.  
  5. Remove the door panel (A) with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it, as follows:
    1. Remove the stopper (B) and screw (C) from the door panel.
    2.  
    3. Release the clips (D) that hold the door panel with a commercially available trim pad remover.
    4.  
    5. Starting at the rear, pull the door panel upward, then release the lock knob (E).
      NOTE
      NOTE: The inner handle cable (F) is connected to the door panel. Do not pull the door panel up too far, or the inner handle cable will be damaged.



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      Fig. Door panel removal and installation-2004-06 TL models

    6.  

  6.  
  7. While holding the door panel (A) away from the door, disconnect the inner handle cable (B), driving position memory switch connector (C) (driver's door), power door lock switch connector (D), power window switch connector (E, F), harness connector (G) (driver's door), door courtesy light harness clips (H) (passenger's door), and remove the door courtesy light (I) (passenger's door ) by turning it counterclockwise one quarter turn.

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    Fig. While holding the door panel (A) away from the door, disconnect the inner handle cable (B), driving position memory switch connector (C) (driver's door), power door lock switch connector (D), power window switch connector (E, F), harness connector (G) (driver's door), door courtesy light harness clips (H) (passenger's door), and remove the door courtesy light (I) (passenger's door ) by turning it counterclockwise one quarter turn

  8.  
  9. Detach the connector, then remove the retainers and the door lock actuator.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the door lock actuator, secure the retainers, the attach the electrical connector.
  2.  
  3. Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Check for damaged or stress-whitened clips, and replace them with new ones.
    2.  
    3. Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the cable is connected properly.
    4.  
    5. Make sure the window and power door lock operate properly.
      NOTE
      The power window control unit must be reset, using one of the below listed methods: Using the HDS or Without an HDS.

    6.  

  4.  
  5. Reset the power window control until on the door that was removed, using an HDS, as follows:
    1. Connect the Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) to the vehicle's DLC.
    2.  
    3. Turn the ignition switch ON (II), then enter the vehicle's VIN and mileage at the prompts.
    4.  
    5. Select ''Body Electrical'' from the ''System Selection'' menu.
    6.  
    7. From the ''Body Electrical System Select'' menu, select ''Power Windows''.
    8.  
    9. From the ''Mode'' menu, select ''Adjustment''.
    10.  
    11. From the ''Adjustment'' menu, select ''Window P Reset'' for driver's side (passenger's side) window.
    12.  
    13. Follow the prompts on the screen.
    14.  
    15. Confirm that the power window control unit is reset by using the driver's (passenger's) window AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN function.
    16.  

  6.  
  7. If you do not have access to an HDS, reset the power window control until on the door that was removed, as follows:
    1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
    2.  
    3. Move the driver's (passenger's) window all the way down by using the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    4.  
    5. Open the driver's (passenger's) door.
      NOTE
      Steps d.-g. must be done within 5 seconds of each other.

    6.  
    7. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
    8.  
    9. Push and hold the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    10.  
    11. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
    12.  
    13. Release the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    14.  
    15. Repeat steps d.-g. three more times.
    16.  
    17. Wait 1 second.
    18.  
    19. Confirm that AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN do not work. If AUTO UP and DOWN work, go back to step a.
    20.  
    21. Move the driver's (passenger's) window all the way down by using the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    22.  
    23. Pull up and hold the driver's (passenger's) window UP switch until the window reaches the fully closed position, then continue to hold the switch for 1 second.
    24.  
    25. Confirm that the power window control unit is reset by using the driver's (passenger's) window AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN function.
    26.  
    27. If the window still does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure several times, paying close attention to the 5 second time limit between steps.
    28.  

  8.  


NOTE
This procedure requires the use of the following tools, or their equivalents: KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 and Snap-On Trim pad remover A 177A. Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components.

  1. Lower the glass fully.
  2.  
  3. Using a trim tool, push on the rear hook (A) and pivot the cover (B) on the front hook (C), then remove the cover and the screws (D) securing the inner handle (E).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a trim tool, push on the rear hook (A) and pivot the cover (B) on the front hook (C), then remove the cover and the screws (D) securing the inner handle (E)-2004-06 TL models

  4.  
  5. Remove the door panel (A) with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it, as follows:
    1. Remove the stopper (B) and screw (C) from the door panel.
    2.  
    3. Release the clips (D) that hold the door panel with a commercially available trim pad remover.
    4.  
    5. Starting at the rear, pull the door panel upward, then release the lock knob (E).
      NOTE
      NOTE: The inner handle cable (F) is connected to the door panel. Do not pull the door panel up too far, or the inner handle cable will be damaged.



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Door panel removal and installation-2004-06 TL models

    6.  

  6.  
  7. While holding the door panel (A) away from the door, disconnect the inner handle cable (B), driving position memory switch connector (C) (driver's door), power door lock switch connector (D), power window switch connector (E, F), harness connector (G) (driver's door), door courtesy light harness clips (H) (passenger's door), and remove the door courtesy light (I) (passenger's door ) by turning it counterclockwise one quarter turn.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. While holding the door panel (A) away from the door, disconnect the inner handle cable (B), driving position memory switch connector (C) (driver's door), power door lock switch connector (D), power window switch connector (E, F), harness connector (G) (driver's door), door courtesy light harness clips (H) (passenger's door), and remove the door courtesy light (I) (passenger's door ) by turning it counterclockwise one quarter turn-2004-06 TL models

  8.  
  9. Remove the 2 screws, then remove the door lock switch.

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    Fig. The door lock switch is secured with 2 screws-2004-06 TL models

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the door lock switch and secure with the 2 screws.
  2.  
  3. Install the door lock actuator, secure the retainers, the attach the electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Check for damaged or stress-whitened clips, and replace them with new ones.
    2.  
    3. Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the cable is connected properly.
    4.  
    5. Make sure the window and power door lock operate properly.
      NOTE
      The power window control unit must be reset, using one of the below listed methods: Using the HDS or Without an HDS.

    6.  

  6.  
  7. Reset the power window control until on the door that was removed, using an HDS, as follows:
    1. Connect the Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) to the vehicle's DLC.
    2.  
    3. Turn the ignition switch ON (II), then enter the vehicle's VIN and mileage at the prompts.
    4.  
    5. Select ''Body Electrical'' from the ''System Selection'' menu.
    6.  
    7. From the ''Body Electrical System Select'' menu, select ''Power Windows''.
    8.  
    9. From the ''Mode'' menu, select ''Adjustment''.
    10.  
    11. From the ''Adjustment'' menu, select ''Window P Reset'' for driver's side (passenger's side) window.
    12.  
    13. Follow the prompts on the screen.
    14.  
    15. Confirm that the power window control unit is reset by using the driver's (passenger's) window AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN function.
    16.  

  8.  
  9. If you do not have access to an HDS, reset the power window control until on the door that was removed, as follows:
    1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
    2.  
    3. Move the driver's (passenger's) window all the way down by using the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    4.  
    5. Open the driver's (passenger's) door.
      NOTE
      Steps d.-g. must be done within 5 seconds of each other.

    6.  
    7. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
    8.  
    9. Push and hold the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    10.  
    11. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
    12.  
    13. Release the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    14.  
    15. Repeat steps d.-g. three more times.
    16.  
    17. Wait 1 second.
    18.  
    19. Confirm that AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN do not work. If AUTO UP and DOWN work, go back to step a.
    20.  
    21. Move the driver's (passenger's) window all the way down by using the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    22.  
    23. Pull up and hold the driver's (passenger's) window UP switch until the window reaches the fully closed position, then continue to hold the switch for 1 second.
    24.  
    25. Confirm that the power window control unit is reset by using the driver's (passenger's) window AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN function.
    26.  
    27. If the window still does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure several times, paying close attention to the 5 second time limit between steps.
    28.  

  10.  

2005-06 RL Models

NOTE
This procedure requires the following special tools, or their equivalents: KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 and Snap-On Trim pad remover, Snap-on A 177A.


NOTE
Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components.

  1. Using a trim tool, push on the bottom hook (A) and pivot the cover (B) on the upper hooks (C), then detach the front hook (D), and then remove the cover and the screw securing the inner handle (E).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a trim tool, push on the bottom hook (A) and pivot the cover (B) on the upper hooks (C), then detach the front hook (D), and then remove the cover and the screw securing the inner handle (E)-2005-06 RL models

  2.  
  3. Using a trim tool, pull the top edge of the pocket light cover (A) out to release the hooks (B), and release the hooks (C, D), then remove the cover, and then remove the screw.

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    Fig. Using a trim tool, pull the top edge of the pocket light cover (A) out to release the hooks (B), and release the hooks (C, D), then remove the cover, and then remove the screw-2005-06 RL models

  4.  
  5. Using a trim tool, pry out the notch (A) of the grip cover (B) to detach the hook (C), and then pull out the cover to release the remaining hooks (D), then remove the cover from the grip (E).

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    Fig. Using a trim tool, pry out the notch (A) of the grip cover (B) to detach the hook (C), and then pull out the cover to release the remaining hooks (D), then remove the cover from the grip (E)-2005-06 RL models

  6.  
  7. Remove the door panel (A) with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it, as follows:
    1. Release the clips (B, C) that hold the door panel with a commercially available trim pad remover.
    2.  
    3. While holding the door panel away from the door, disconnect the door subharness connector (D) and the power mirror connector (E).
    4.  
    5. While holding the door panel away from the door, remove the screws (F), then remove the inner handle (G) from the door panel.
      NOTE
      The inner handle cable (H) and the lock cable (I) are connected to the door panel. Do not pull the door panel up too far, or the inner handle cable will be damaged.

    6.  

  8.  
  9. Replace all of the door panel clips with new ones

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    Fig. Door panel removal and installation-2005-06 RL models

  10.  
  11. Remove the plastic cover.
  12.  
  13. Detach the connector, then remove the door lock actuator.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the door lock actuator and attach the connector.
  2.  
  3. Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the cable is connected properly.
    2.  
    3. Make sure the window and power door lock operate properly.
      NOTE
      The power window control unit must be reset, using one of the below listed methods: Using the HDS or Without an HDS.

    4.  

  4.  
  5. Reset the power window control until on the door that was removed, using an HDS, as follows:
    1. Connect the Honda Diagnostic System (HDS) to the vehicle's DLC.
    2.  
    3. Turn the ignition switch ON (II), then enter the vehicle's VIN and mileage at the prompts.
    4.  
    5. Select ''Body Electrical'' from the ''System Selection'' menu.
    6.  
    7. From the ''Body Electrical System Select'' menu, select ''Power Windows''.
    8.  
    9. From the ''Mode'' menu, select ''Adjustment''.
    10.  
    11. From the ''Adjustment'' menu, select ''Window P Reset'' for driver's side (passenger's side) window.
    12.  
    13. Follow the prompts on the screen.
    14.  
    15. Confirm that the power window control unit is reset by using the driver's (passenger's) window AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN function.
    16.  

  6.  
  7. If you do not have access to an HDS, reset the power window control until on the door that was removed, as follows:
    1. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
    2.  
    3. Move the driver's (passenger's) window all the way down by using the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    4.  
    5. Open the driver's (passenger's) door.
      NOTE
      Steps d.-g. must be done within 5 seconds of each other.

    6.  
    7. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
    8.  
    9. Push and hold the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    10.  
    11. Turn the ignition switch ON (II).
    12.  
    13. Release the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    14.  
    15. Repeat steps d.-g. three more times.
    16.  
    17. Wait 1 second.
    18.  
    19. Confirm that AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN do not work. If AUTO UP and DOWN work, go back to step a.
    20.  
    21. Move the driver's (passenger's) window all the way down by using the driver's (passenger's) window DOWN switch.
    22.  
    23. Pull up and hold the driver's (passenger's) window UP switch until the window reaches the fully closed position, then continue to hold the switch for 1 second.
    24.  
    25. Confirm that the power window control unit is reset by using the driver's (passenger's) window AUTO UP and AUTO DOWN function.
    26.  
    27. If the window still does not work in AUTO, repeat the procedure several times, paying close attention to the 5 second time limit between steps.
    28.  

  8.  


NOTE
This procedure requires the following special tools, or their equivalents: KTC trim tool set SOJATP2014 and Snap-On Trim pad remover, Snap-on A 177A.


NOTE
Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when prying components.

  1. Using a trim tool, push on the bottom hook (A) and pivot the cover (B) on the upper hooks (C), then detach the front hook (D), and then remove the cover and the screw securing the inner handle (E).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a trim tool, push on the bottom hook (A) and pivot the cover (B) on the upper hooks (C), then detach the front hook (D), and then remove the cover and the screw securing the inner handle (E)-2005-06 RL models

  2.  
  3. Using a trim tool, pull the top edge of the pocket light cover (A) out to release the hooks (B), and release the hooks (C, D), then remove the cover, and then remove the screw.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a trim tool, pull the top edge of the pocket light cover (A) out to release the hooks (B), and release the hooks (C, D), then remove the cover, and then remove the screw-2005-06 RL models

  4.  
  5. Using a trim tool, pry out the notch (A) of the grip cover (B) to detach the hook (C), and then pull out the cover to release the remaining hooks (D), then remove the cover from the grip (E).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a trim tool, pry out the notch (A) of the grip cover (B) to detach the hook (C), and then pull out the cover to release the remaining hooks (D), then remove the cover from the grip (E)-2005-06 RL models

  6.  
  7. Remove the door panel (A) with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it, as follows:
    1. Release the clips (B, C) that hold the door panel with a commercially available trim pad remover.
    2.  
    3. While holding the door panel away from the door, disconnect the door subharness connector (D) and the power mirror connector (E).
    4.  
    5. While holding the door panel away from the door, remove the screws (F), then remove the inner handle (G) from the door panel.
      NOTE
      The inner handle cable (H) and the lock cable (I) are connected to the door panel. Do not pull the door panel up too far, or the inner handle cable will be damaged.

    6.  

  8.  
  9. Replace all of the door panel clips with new ones

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Door panel removal and installation-2005-06 RL models

  10.  
  11. Remove the plastic cover.
  12.  
  13. Remove the 2 screws, then remove the door lock switch.

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    Fig. Door lock switch-2005-06 RL models

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the door lock switch and secure with the retaining screws.
  2.  
  3. Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the cable is connected properly.
    2.  
    3. Make sure the window and power door lock operate properly.
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Reset the power window control unit using the HDS.
  6.  

 
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