Suzuki Esteem, Swift 1994-02

Locks & Lock Systems

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Power Door Locks



Diagnosis & Testing
  1. Remove the power door lock motor.
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  3. Apply battery voltage to terminals 1 and 2 of the motor connector.
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  5. Connect the positive (+) lead from the battery to one terminal and the negative (-) lead to the other terminal then, reverse the polarity.
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  7. The door lock motor should move between the lock and unlock positions..
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  9. If the motor does not do this, replace the motor.
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Removal & Installation
Door Lock Motor


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Fig. Door lock assembly

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  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.
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  13. Remove the door glass.
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  15. Remove the rear window guide channel as required.
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  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).
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  7. Connect the lock assembly switch electrical connector.
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  9. Install the rear window guide channel as required.
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  11. Install the door glass.
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  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).
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  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.
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  23. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Door Lock Switch


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Fig. Use a cloth (1) to remove the window regulator handle (2), if equipped-Esteem

  1. Remove window regulator handle (if equipped). For its removal, pull off snap by using a cloth as shown in the figure.
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  3. Remove door mirror garnish, clips, and door trim mounting screw.
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  5. Remove inside handle assembly mounting screw, and remove inside handle assembly from door trim by sliding it forward.
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  7. Remove door trim panel.
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  9. Disconnect power window switch connector, and remove power window switch from the interior door panel.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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