Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Power Door Locks

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SYSTEM DESCRIPTION



The power door locking system consists of switches, actuators and relays. Control switches are used to operate the system. Actuators are used to raise and lower the door lock buttons. These actuators are mounted inside the door assembly and are electrically operated once the switch is depressed. A control unit or functional relay is used to allow the system to regulate current, to function and to align all the actuators and switches with one another.

Some vehicles incorporate a central unlocking system that automatically unlocks all the doors of the vehicle once the key is inserted in the door from the outside of the vehicle.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the front power poor lock assembly-Legacy shown others similar



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the rear power poor lock assembly-Legacy shown others similar

Door Lock Switch
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door panel retaining screws.
  4.  
  5. Lift the door panel up and disconnect all the electrical connections required to separate the door panel from the door.
  6.  
  7. Remove the door panel from the vehicle. Remove the switch assembly from its mounting.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  10.  

Door Lock Actuator
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the door panel.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the actuator electrical connector. Disconnect the required linkage rods.
  6.  
  7. Remove the actuator assembly retaining screws. Remove the actuator assembly from the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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