GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Door Locks

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Door lock assembly



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Fig. Fig. 2: Seat belt retractor assembly

Striker Assembly
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door panel and unclip the outer sealing strip from door.
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  5. Remove the door trim bracket.
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  7. Disconnect the seat belt retractor electrical connector.
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  9. Remove the seat belt retractor and seat belt assembly from the door.
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  11. Remove the water deflector.
  12.  
  13. Remove the door glass.
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  15. Remove the rear window guide channel as required.
  16.  
  17. Remove the lock assembly switch electrical connector.
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  19. Remove the handle rod and lock rod from the door lock.
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  21. Remove the door lock assembly from the door.
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  23. Remove the lock striker from the door panel.
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To install:
  1. Install the lock striker and secure with screws. Adjust the lock striker to door distance to 0.51-0.59 in. (13-15 mm) by installing or removing shims.
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  3. Install the door lock assembly and secure with screws. Adjust the striker up and down measurement so that the striker shaft aligns with the center of the door lock.
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  5. Install the outside handle rod and outside handle lock rod. Adjust the lock rod distance to 0-0.08 in. (0-2 mm).
  6.  
  7. Connect the lock assembly switch electrical connector.
  8.  
  9. Install the rear window guide channel as required.
  10.  
  11. Install the door glass.
  12.  
  13. Install the water deflector.
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  15. Install the seat belt retractor and seat belt assembly to the door. Tighten seat belt retractor assembly nut, bolts and seat belt anchor to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Connect the seat belt retractor electrical connector.
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  19. Install the door trim bracket.
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  21. Install the door panel and attach the outer sealing strip to door.
  22.  
  23. Connect the negative battery cable.
  24.  

Lock Cylinder
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door panel and pull water deflector far enough away from door to gain access to lock cylinder.
  4.  
  5. Remove lock rod from lock cylinder.
  6.  
  7. Remove retaining clip and lock cylinder from door.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Install lock cylinder and retaining clip.
  2.  
  3. Install lock rod to lock cylinder.
  4.  
  5. Install water deflector and door panel.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
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