GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Door Locks

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Lock Assembly

See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Front door lock assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear door lock assembly

  1. Raise the window to the full up position.
  2.  
  3. Remove the inside door trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Detach the water deflector enough to access the lock actuator.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the outside handle-to-lock assembly rod.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the lock cylinder-to-lock assembly rod.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the inside handle-to-lock assembly rod.
  12.  
  13. Unfasten the lock assembly screws/bolts and remove the lock from the door. If equipped, detach the electrical connectors.
  14.  

To install:
  1. Attach the electrical connector (if equipped), position the lock assembly to the door and install the retaining screws/bolts. Tighten the screws/bolts to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm). Do NOT overtighten.
  2.  
  3. Attach the outside handle to the lock assembly rod.
  4.  
  5. Connect the lock cylinder to the lock assembly rod.
  6.  
  7. Connect the inside handle to the lock rod and inside locking rod.
  8.  
  9. Fasten the water deflector.
  10.  
  11. Install the inside door trim panel.
  12.  

Lock cylinder

See Figures 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the lock cylinder retaining clip



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Fig. Fig. 4: Disconnect the lock rod from the lock cylinder

  1. Raise the window to the full up position.
  2.  
  3. Remove the inside door trim panel.
  4.  
  5. Detach the water deflector enough to access the lock actuator.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lower window channel retainer.
  8.  
  9. Remove the lock cylinder retaining clip.
  10.  
  11. Disengage the lock rod from the door lock cylinder and remove the lock cylinder.
  12.  

To install:
  1. Connect the door lock rod to the lock cylinder.
  2.  
  3. Position the door lock cylinder and engage the retaining clip.
  4.  
  5. Install the lower window channel retainer.
  6.  
  7. Fasten the water deflector.
  8.  
  9. Install the inside door trim panel.
  10.  

 
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