Acura Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello there. It's very common to have a damaged wire in the rubber boot between the door and the door jam. The constant opening and closing of the door takes it's toll on the wires. If your having a loss of continuity I would first look there. Sometimes the wire is visibly damaged, and other times it's broken inside the plastic shield making it a little more difficult to locate. If you pull back the rubber boot and don't see a visibly damaged wire, try pressing the switch while moving the wires around and see if the window suddenly starts moving. That's how we often find the damaged wire.
Sweet! I almost always just solder the damaged wire back together. Sometimes I add a few inches of new wire to make it easier on myself.
Sorry, I didn't read your last post as thoroughly as I should have. Hopefully there's something left to allow you to repair it, but If you are unable to repair it, then you might have to just bypass that connector and run the wire right past it.
I think the clip that got broke held the cable in position so now when you lift the door handle the whole cable housing is moving rather than the housing remaining in position and just the cable inside the housing moving to unlatch the door. (If I'm understanding correctly). If this is the case you could try removing a component from the interior door handle so you could reach inside the door with something to hold the cable in position while you attempt to open the door.
Off hand I am not sure how to go about getting inside that door since I'm not in front of one at the moment, I don't even have access to my repair software for the rest of the day, but is it possible that the door is locked? Do you feel resistance when you lift the handle?
Sorry about the delay. behind your interior door handle is a plastic trim piece that just pops out. Remove that trim piece and see if you can gain access to the cables like that.. If you also unbolt your arm rest, you will be able to pull the panel away a bit which will give you even more room to work
hey, that's great news! Here is a link to a diagram for the door handle and lock system. If you find the broken item in that diagram and look up the number below, the part number beside it is the actual acura OE part number. Hopefully you are able to find it there. Maybe even just buy it there too!
that's a very good point. I dont think it would matter for that particular part, however i would probably call the dealer and give them the part number and ask them if it's typical between the right and left side. They will have that information right in front of them.