siai47
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Re: Problems with door locks?

Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:23 am

Your I-MiEV is working correctly. Many cars do not allow any door except the driver's door to be opened from the inside when the doors are locked. The childproof locks on the rear doors (when set to function) prevent the inside handles from working regardless of the lock position. BTW---did you get your original speaker problem fixed? Mine still buzzes.

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Re: Problems with door locks?

Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:30 am

siai47 wrote:Your I-MiEV is working correctly. Many cars do not allow any door except the driver's door to be opened from the inside when the doors are locked. The childproof locks on the rear doors (when set to function) prevent the inside handles from working regardless of the lock position. BTW---did you get your original speaker problem fixed? Mine still buzzes.

Thanks, that's kind of what I figured. Previous cars had allowed me to open the front passenger door from the inside when then doors were locked. Didn't know if my MiEV was different or defective.

As for the speaker rattle, no, I still have not corrected that issue. However, I now think it is something I couldn't correct even if I wanted to do so. Also, I have a sneaky suspicion the rattle will mostly go away in the winter. From playing around and experimenting, it seems the rattle occurs most prominently when the windows are rolled down. When the windows are up, the rattle is barely there or gone altogether. I think it might be the windows that are rattling in the door. Can anyone else confirm this? If this is the cast, is there any way to isolate the windows so they don't rattle?
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Re: Problems with door locks?

Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:59 am

So far, the fiddling around I did with the door and lock cables seems to have worked. I haven't had any more issues with the doors since then.
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Re: Problems with door locks?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:48 pm

I did get into trouble when isolating the doors after remounting the trim. The door was shut and would not reopen. It was locked. I could not open from inside nor outside.

Dont know how I convinced our little i-MiEV but it would open finally and I removed the trim immediately. I used a knife to cut a slit from the hole I cut for the two bowden cables to a point further to their beginning. I got the cables out and sealed the slit again with tape. Now the cables were long enough to easily connect them to the handles and remount the trim.

Lesson learned: never close the door when the handles dont feel the way they should. Try lock and handle before closing. You can open and close and lock the doors from outside even without the bowden cables. But when locked in the wrong position you are in real trouble.

I never crocked how the door lock was working. Know I do know it good enough to reinvent it.
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siai47
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Re: Problems with door locks?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:33 pm

Isolating the doors? Are you working on fixing the "buzzing" door panels? If that's what you're up to and you come up with something, inquiring minds would like to know what solved it.

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Re: Problems with door locks?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:17 pm

I traced the vibration down to the door pocket. Don't know if something inside is rattling against the panel, but the outer lip of the pocket has two pieces of plastic that meet together. Squeeze the lip, the rattle goes away.
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Re: Problems with door locks?

Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:31 pm

siai47 wrote:Isolating the doors? Are you working on fixing the "buzzing" door panels?
I think Peter is talking about insulating the inside of the doors so the car stays warmer in the winter

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peterdambier
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Re: Problems with door locks?

Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:44 am

Yes, Don got it.

I stumbled here as I stumbled over the doorlocks after isolating our doors against the cold and against noise from the road and outside. I did four doors and different mistakes in each of them. The bowden cables getting in my way was the final one.

Dont worry the result is worth the trouble and looking here might help you finding how to solve it. I did one door a day with lots of breaks and test driving, Karin and me. The result after isolating you have got a new car that feels 10 thousand dollars more expensive.

For the curious the speaker sounds much better now, almost like in a real car. :mrgreen:

It might be a good idea to remove the isolation once a year, check for hidden water and redo the same mistakes again.

Cheers
Peter and Karin
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Re: Problems with door locks?

Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:52 pm

peterdambier wrote:It might be a good idea to remove the isolation once a year, check for hidden water and redo the same mistakes again.

Hidden water? Where would that come from? Condensation?
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Re: Problems with door locks?

Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:12 am

I have seen rust in the co-drivers door on the ankle fixing the armrest to the door.

I always thought it was Karin, my hot wife, because her side the windows were always foggy. And of coarse it could have been rain coming in through the open window and finding a way inside the door as long as the window was open. Yesterday I found a plastic raincoat hidden inside the hatch that is the inside of the J1772 charge port. It was blocking the airflow on the left side of the car. My fault and a lesson learned keep the airflow in whatever you isolate and keep looking what goes on inside hidden places.

And I have seen water in the plastic trim of the drivers door. That's been my wet legs from sweating or from rain. All doors have been dry inside. I'll treat the ankles with a rust converter nevertheless.

I am sure the cold doors do provoke condensation but that is what the holes in the bottom of the doors are for.

Cheers
Peter and Karin
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