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justinsbg, ASE Certified Technician
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Just bought a used 1999 crv with this problem. Door locks

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Just bought a used 1999 crv with this problem. Door locks don't fully lock or unlock with the fob. Also drivers side seem to operate randomly when car is sitting.
JA: Have you checked the fob's battery?
Customer: No. Car seems to start and run fine.
JA: Are you fixing your CR-V yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, am trying to work on it myself. Don't have a repair manual and owners manual is not much help.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That is all I know about the problem so far.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  justinsbg replied 4 months ago.

Hi,

My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to help. Reminder, I have not been paid at this point and won't be until I receive a positive rating from you. At that point I will receive a portion of what you've already paid just Answer.

I have been servicing only Honda/Acura models for 10 years so I know the brand well. The problem here are broken wires in the door jam connector. I will include a picture. This is a very common thing on the 1st generation CRV. You will have to peel back a rubber boot cover for the connector to access the wires in the connector. Just sort of tug on the wires and repair any that pull apart easily. I typically will remove the door from the car so I can have more room to repair the wires depending on how many need attention. Knowing this information should save you plenty of time in diagnosis. The first time I saw this I spent hours trying to figure it out. If you have any more questions about this just let me know. Thanks!

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Expert:  justinsbg replied 4 months ago.

any news here? Please remember to rate me positively so I get credit for my advice. Thanks!

Expert:  justinsbg replied 3 months ago.

Hi! Haven't heard back from you. Have you been able to look into the connector? Please remember to rate me positively so I get compensated for this answer. If you have any more questions let me know. Thanks!