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central locking problems on Skoda Octavia
16. Nov 2009 at 08:59
 
My father has a bit of a problem on his Octavia.
When he unlocks the drivers door the central locking doesn't work, and only that door unlocks.
If he unlocks the boot or the passenger doors, central locking works and all doors unlock.
Anyone got an idea what can be the problem?
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Reply #1 - 16. Nov 2009 at 09:01
 
think thats quite normal, i found that on US hire cars. Its a security measure to stop people jumping in the passenger seat when you use the remote.

Press unlock twice, and it should do all doors  Thumbs Up!
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Reply #2 - 16. Nov 2009 at 09:12
 
Tunnie there is no remote unlocking, only manual central lock using the key
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Reply #3 - 16. Nov 2009 at 09:15
 
mathewst wrote on 16. Nov 2009 at 09:12:
Tunnie there is no remote unlocking, only manual central lock using the key


Take it its suddenly stated doing this? i remember old fords did the same thing, needing it doing twice (even with the key) to unlock all doors.

Could be the motor has failed in that door and the lock is being turned manually each time? I would take the door cards off on both drivers and passenger side, swap the motors over and see if the problem moves to the other side.
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Reply #4 - 16. Nov 2009 at 09:24
 
My idea was the same (motor went dead) but wanted to get some advice before taking the door cards off.
Well taking them off will surely be an interesting experience, if my father lets me to do it Grin
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Reply #5 - 16. Nov 2009 at 16:48
 
I wonder if VAG used the same locking modules in the Skoda as they did in the Golf?

This sounds like the infamous dry solder joint problem that afflicted my wifes golf.

It took me an afternoon to fix  Smiley and cost me £0.00  Thumbs Up! by following these instructions http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1542461

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Reply #6 - 16. Nov 2009 at 23:24
 
Thanks for the link Andy.
I think I'll skip this repair for some time since it looks like a lot of hassle for a small gain.
Central locking still works on the passenger side and on the boot.
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Reply #7 - 17. Nov 2009 at 09:58
 
mathewst wrote on 16. Nov 2009 at 23:24:
Thanks for the link Andy.
I think I'll skip this repair for some time since it looks like a lot of hassle for a small gain.
Central locking still works on the passenger side and on the boot.

What year is the Octavia?

My wifes golf is 1999. We bought it not realising there was a problem. I ended up fixing both front door lock motors and replacing snapped wires next to the tailgate hinges that go to the boot lock motor and heated rear screeen. Once I had sorted the door locks all the courtesy lights started working (I hadn't even realised they were there).
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Reply #8 - 17. Nov 2009 at 10:36
 
I think Octavia is 2000 or 2001 model. Not sure excatly but is one of the two mentioned above
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