GM Corvette 1963-1982 Repair Guide

Door Locks

Print

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Manual Locks



See Figure 1

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 1: Manual door lock and remove control system components

  1. Raise the window fully up.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door panel, as outlined in this section.
  4.  
  5. Disengage the upper control rod assembly by releasing the carburetor-type clips at both ends, then removing the rod through the access hole.
  6.  
  7. Detach the lock control rods by releasing the clips at both ends, and lifting outward.
  8.  
  9. Remove the remote control assembly by removing the screw to the inner door panel.
  10.  
  11. Remove the "crank link" (intermediate pivot) by removing the two screws to the inner panel.
  12.  
  13. Unfasten the retaining screws, then lift the door lock assembly out through the access hole.
  14.  
  15. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  16.  
  17. After assembly of the lock mechanism, adjust the linkage for proper operation by removing the clip and turning the threaded rods. All components should be lubricated before installation.
  18.  

Power Locks See Figures 2 and 3

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 2: Power door lock actuator and lever assembly



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 3: Power door lock wire routing and related components

  1. Raise the window to the full up position, remove the trim pad and inner panel water deflector.
  2.  
  3. Punch out the actuator attaching rivet center pins, then drill the rivets out with a 1 / 4 in. (6mm) drill bit.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the rod and wire harness, then remove the actuator through the access hole.
  6.  

To install:
  1. Connect the actuator to the lock linkage and wire harness.
  2.  
  3. Fasten the actuator to the door panel with 1 / 4 - 20 screws and U-nuts. Tighten the attaching screws to 72 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
  4.  
  5. The remainder of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  6.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo