2000 Ford Excursion 4x4 - Door Lock Actuator Installation


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Album Title: Door Lock Actuator Installation
For use with CUINAK posting on door lock actuator install procedure dated Sept 22, 2004
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CUINAK CUINAK , Alaska
2000 Ford Excursion Limited
6.8L SEFI V10 automatic 4x4
Interior: Beige/Leather
Exterior: Dark Green Metallic
Mileage: 57000
Modifications
Bilstein Shocks
Hellwig Anti-Sway Bar
New Door Lock Actuators
Prodigy Brake Controller
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revos Load E
AutoPage RS-855LCD Starter/Alarm System
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Front right passenger door used as reference for this door lock ...


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Tools required. Screwdriver, long needle nose pliers (for front ...


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Remove reflector plate, note hex screw, light exists on front do ...


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Remove control panel plate ...


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Disconnect electrical from control panel ...


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Remove hex screw ...


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Remove hex screw ...


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Remove plastic inside mirror cover ...


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Lift up door panel, clear door knob, pull toward yourself to rem ...


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Remove lower courtesy light (if front door)by twisting slightly ...


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Door panel removed. Plastic sheathing covers metal framing. ...


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Plastic sheathing pulled back half way to gain sufficient entran ...


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Interior photo of door lock assembly. Note the black device beh ...


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Lift up on yellow connector tab and pull connector free by pulli ...


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Use long needle nose pliers to access white (or black) open mout ...


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Here's what the open mouth alligator clip looks like once the co ...


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Use rachet and star head screw to unscrew and remove 3 exterior ...


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Push in and release these yellow connectors that hold a black ca ...


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Push in these white plastic connectors. These hold wiring bundl ...


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Location of the pale green tab as viewed through a round access ...


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Slightly rotate door lock assembly around vertical window guide. ...


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Note: Pale green connector is swiveled open and connector rod w ...


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Pull out door lock actuator assembly. Note location of two wire ...


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Carefully pry up connector tab to release wire connector from fa ...


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Second wire connector removed by squeezing connector tab at thum ...


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Disconnect plastic bushing which is use to hold a wire bundle. ...


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Plastic bushing freed from failed actuator ...


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Use flat screwdriver and lift up on tab to release failed door l ...


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Old actuator in hand and ready to begin installation of new actu ...


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Note that the protruding shaft on the new actuator must land in ...


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New actuator installed and wire connectors reconnected. Also, th ...


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Use remote transmitter to test actuator movement. Use other doo ...


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Rotate the assembly back into its original position. Note finge ...


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Pushing the door lock assembly back into its original location ...


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Attach star head screws to hold door lock assembly while the res ...


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Remove the screw covers on handle and remove two screws and put ...


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Pry off hard plastic cover working from one end toward the other ...


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Remove plastic sheathing at the center area to gain access to th ...

Comments
Thanks for documenting the process. It was very helpful!
By


thank you for your time posting these photos
By apkiv


Wow...Because of these photos and the very detailed instructions, I am going to attempt this. Thanks...you provided a great service.
By Caniac10


excellent documentation. Looks like I will be doing this soon. Thanks for your effort.
By alamercman


Note: If you have small hands you can change it without taking the whole assembly out. Im getting quite good at it, D**N Ford locks!!! Anyone know where to get these cheap. I should get some spares.
By Nicks_Excursion


Thanks for the great documentation! I've been messing with mine for a couple of days. Couldn't find it in a Repair book. Thanks again.
By pivoguide


I got all the way to the pale green tab part, did not know if I was doing it right and did not want to break it. Thanks for the confirmation. Great Job!
By kimminau2


Good catch. Step 11 picture wording will be changed to "Old actuator in hand" CUINAK
By CUINAK


I just bought a 2000 exc, and guess what!! this problem is on, i never new about this site but i did a google search and found it,signed up and another local searh ,,,,found this helpfull info that was exact what i was looking for.now i will try to fix it, thank you much for your time to post all this info for everybody. thank, Satlover from LA
By satlover


Will these instuctions work on my 2001 F150
By mouness


Procedure worked great, I only have to the driver's side front door on my 03 X. This will be easy when I have to do the rest. Thanks CUINAK, I would have been very timid to this without this thread. THANKS AGAIN!!!
By Stlrrig


thank you very much. your step by step and the pics helped alot.
By caddys83


Extremely well documented. Worked great on my '01 F250. Thanks
By GA_Boy


Thanks for taking the time to put up these pictures. Im going to change my drivers door tomorrow.
By tdb729


excellent documentation. Worked great on my 2000 X. THANKS
By HattNix


I appreciate the time, effort and $$ to do this photo documentation. Now, I think even I can do this. Thanks!!!!
By helopilot


I used this page to fix mine & was impressed with how detailed & easy it was !! GREAT JOB!!!
By korg70kbc


Great instructions. I just replaced both rear actuators in my 2001 EX, no problem. Thank you.
By kenw





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