GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Door Locks

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise door window. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove door trim panel and inner panel water deflector.
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  5. Disengage the inside lock rod, the inside handle-to-lock rod, lock cylinder-to-lock rod and the power lock actuator rod (power locks only) from the lock assembly.
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  7. On some models, remove the screw holding the door ajar switch-to-lock, then disconnect the connector from the lock.
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  9. Remove the lock screws, then lower the lock to disengage the outside handle-to-lock rod. Remove the lock from the door.
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To install:
  1. Align the lock cylinder gasket.
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Black lock cylinders should be lubricated with a light oil, all others should use a multi-purpose grease.

  1. First install the spring clips to the lock assembly, then install the lock into the door.
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  3. Install the lock screws, lower lock-to-outside handle, and the lock rod. Tighten the screws to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
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  5. Install the following rods at the lock assembly, check the rod clips for any weak points or breakage, replace if needed:
    1. The power lock actuator rod, for power locks only.
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    3. The lock cylinder to the lock rod.
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    5. The handle to the lock rod.
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    7. Install the inside locking rod.
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  7. Attach the water deflector. Connect the negative battery cable, reset the clock and radio.
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