GM Corvette 1984-1996 Repair Guide

Door Locks

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1984-88 Vehicles

See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Remove the armrest and the speaker grille.
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  5. Remove the foam insulator.
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  7. Remove the door trim panel, as outlined earlier in this section.
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  9. Remove the inner mounting plate as follows:
    1. Disconnect the wire harness rose bud clip.
    2.  
    3. Unfasten the 8 plate screws and 2 bolts.
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    5. Disconnect the actuator rod.
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    7. Remove the remote rod by pushing the plate down and pulling out slightly to remove the clip.
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    9. Unfasten the screws from the lock mechanism.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the door lock and remote control system-1984-88 vehicles

    1. Disconnect the lock cylinder rod.
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    3. Lower the lock mechanism, pushing the rod and plate assembly back into the door to get to the opening in the door for the lock. With the rod and lever in sight, disconnect the clip and rod, then remove the plate.
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  1. Unfasten the 2 nuts and backing plate from the handle. Unplug the power door lock connector. If necessary, plate clips on the remote rods to make removal easier.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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1989-96 Vehicles

See Figure 2

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door trim panel and water separator.
  4.  
  5. For 1989 vehicles, remove the accessory mounting plate, as follows:
    1. Slide the lock remote control rod from the side outside handle rod clip.
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    3. Remove the inside handle clip from the inside handle lock, then disconnect the rod.
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    5. Remove the inside handle lock rod and lock remote control rod from the inside handle lock rod guides.
    6.  
    7. Unfasten the accessory mounting plate screws and glass stabilizer guide bolt, then remove the plate.
    8.  
    9. Remove the wire harness rosebud clips.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the door lock assembly-1996 vehicle shown, others similar

    1. Slide the lock remote control rod from the side outside handle rod clip.
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  1. For 1990-96 vehicles, remove the inner mounting panel, as follows:
    1. Remove the door lock extension plate screw.
    2.  
    3. Remove the window stabilizer guide bolt.
    4.  
    5. Unfasten the mounting panel bolts/screws.
    6.  
    7. Reposition the mounting panel.
    8.  
    9. Remove the lock rods from the handle, actuator, and anti-rattle clips.
    10.  
    11. Detach the lock actuator electrical connector.
    12.  
    13. Remove the inner mounting panel.
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