Nissan 240SX/Altima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Door Locks

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



When a lock cylinder is replaced, all the door lock cylinders should be replaced in a set, or have a qualified locksmith rekey the replacement door lock cylinder. This will eliminate carrying an extra key which will only fit one lock.

Lock Cylinders
  1. Remove the door panel and moisture barrier.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the lock cylinder from the rod by turning the resin clip.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the nuts attaching the outside door handle and remove the outside door handle.
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  7. Remove the lock cylinder by removing the retaining clip.
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To install:
  1. Install the lock cylinder and clip on the door handle.
  2.  
  3. Install the outside door handle.
  4.  
  5. Connect the rod to the lock cylinder and securely fasten the resin clip.
  6.  
  7. Install the moisture barrier and door panel.
  8.  

Power Door Lock Actuators
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door panel and moisture barrier.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the actuator's electrical connector.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the required linkage rods.
  8.  
  9. Remove the actuator assembly retaining screws.
  10.  
  11. Remove the actuator from the door.
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To install:
  1. Install the actuator in the door and tighten the retaining screws securely.
  2.  
  3. Connect the required linkage rods.
  4.  
  5. Fasten the actuator's electrical connector.
  6.  
  7. Install the moisture barrier and door panel.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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