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

Power Door Lock Actuator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise the window. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the door trim panel and water deflector.
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  5. Locate the rivets holding the actuator. Drive out the rivets center pins, then drill out the rivets using a 1 / 4 in. (6mm) drill bit.
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Some vehicle's door lock actuators are retained with3/16in. rivets and will require the use of a3/16in. drill bit.

  1. Remove the actuator from the lock rod.
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  3. Disconnect the actuator electrical connector and remove the actuator from the door.
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To install:
  1. Fit the actuator through the door access hole and install the actuator to the lock rod.
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  3. Fasten the actuator to the inner panel using 1 / 4 x 1 / 2 in. aluminum peel type rivets. If rivets are not available, install U-clips on the regulator at the metal retainer locations. Be certain to install the clips with the clinch nuts on the outboard side of the retainers.
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  5. Reconnect the electrical connector to the actuator.
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  7. Install the door trim panel and water deflector, as required.
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  9. Reconnect the negative battery cable, then reset the clock and radio.
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