Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Door Locks

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Removing the door lock will require disconnecting some of the link rods within the door. Many of the clips used to secure the rods are non-reusable and may break when disassembled. Make certain there is a supply of new clips on hand for reassembly.

Lock In Door Handle
  1. Remove the door panel.
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  3. Carefully remove the inner door liner. Take great care not to rip or damage the plastic.
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  5. Disconnect or release the clips securing the link rods to both the lock cylinder and the door handle. Depending on the model, it may be easier to disconnect the other end of the rod (at the latch assembly) first.
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  7. Disconnect any wiring harnesses running to the lock or handle. Generally, these cables have connectors in the line; do not try to disconnect the wiring right at the lock.
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  9. Remove the retaining nuts or bolts securing the handle assembly to the door and remove the handle. The lock portion can be removed by a competent locksmith. Disassembly by the owner/mechanic is not recommended due to the number of small parts and springs within the lock.
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To install:
  1. Before reinstalling, the lock assembly must be installed in the door handle and the small lever (arm) attached. Place the handle in the door and secure the mounting nuts and bolts.
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  3. Connect the wiring, if any, to the handle or lock.
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  5. Carefully connect the link rods to the handle and lock. Use new clips if necessary. Reconnect the rods to the latch if any were removed.
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  7. Reinstall the moisture liner. Apply a bead of waterproof sealer to the outer edge if needed and align the sheet carefully.
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  9. Install the door panel.
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Lock In Door
  1. Remove the door panel.
  2.  
  3. Carefully remove the inner door liner. Take great care not to rip or damage the plastic.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect or release the clips securing the link rods to both the lock cylinder and the door handle. Depending on the model, it may be easier to disconnect the other end of the rod (at the latch assembly) first.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect any wiring harnesses running to the lock or handle. Generally, these cables have connectors in the line; do not try to disconnect the wiring right at the lock.
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  9. The lock cylinder is retained by a horseshoe-shaped spring clip. Remove the clip and remove the lock cylinder. The cylinder may be repaired by a competent locksmith. Disassembly by the owner/mechanic is not recommended due to the number of small parts and springs within the lock.
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To install:
  1. Install the cylinder into the door and fit the horseshoe clip. Make sure the cylinder is firmly held in place.
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  3. Connect the link rod, using new clips if necessary.
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  5. Reinstall the moisture liner. Apply a bead of waterproof sealer to the outer edge if needed and align the sheet carefully.
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  7. Install the door panel.
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