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I changed the Odessey 2006 battery, now the sliding door…

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I changed the Odessey...

I changed the Odessey 2006 battery, now the sliding door wont do the final latch in the back of the door. Its also super cold here if that matters

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you changed a battery before?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '06 Honda?

I thunk EX, its the model with the 2 power doors, no leather, nav, etc

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your EX yourself? What have you tried so far?

Ive tried disconnecting the battery, also pulling fuses. Door does roll up abd back, it just doesnt pull the back of the door all the way in to close. I hear all of the motors moving like they should

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I think thats it

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Mechanic for Honda: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 7 months ago
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Mechanic for Honda: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Was the vehicle washed recently?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I think a couple weeks ago. Door only had the issue after I changed the battery last week though. Had a real cold spell abd the battery froze, only 10 volts. Was 3-4 years old though.
Mechanic for Honda: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 7 months ago

If the battery is disconnected, shut both sliding doors manually. Connect the positive battery terminal, then the negative. The doors will automatically be reset when the battery is reconnected. If the battery is connected, continue on to "Step 2."

2. Turn the ignition on. Move the power sliding door switch to "Off," then move it back to "On." This switch is located to the left of the steering wheel. It's labeled "Main."

3. Press and hold both power sliding door buttons until the doors close completely. If this does not work, turn the "Main" switch to "Off" and manually close the doors. Turn the switch back to "On." The power sliding doors should be reset.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I had found that one, but tried, and didnt do the trick. Door rolls fine, then the last step where it sucks in the back of the door into the lock, doesnt fullyt happen. It sounds like all the motors are moving though
Mechanic for Honda: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Also the rollers on the sliding doors have a tendency to fall off. Check the door rollers. http://amzn.to/2CvGEvI

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Mechanic for Honda: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 7 months ago

The roller on the rear middle area of the door is usually the problem.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Would the poor rollers cause the door to not "suck in" at the end? I think this is the door where I replaced the middle roller a couple years ago. At the time it did latch, just made a whole lot of noise and was jerky going down the track.
What else could be the reason for it not to pull closed. It all started after I changed the battery.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
On Manual I can close it fairly well, or just push the back closed, seems to slide ok
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I read to clean the latch in the back of the door, would that help? Would WD40 work?
Mechanic for Honda: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 7 months ago

You could try letting it warm up in the garage and try lubricating the latch. The cable that moves the door could be stretched. The latch itself might need to be replaced. I would try warming and lubricating it first.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Would using WD40 on the latch work for the lube? That would get any moisture out as well.
Getting it into the garage would be a challenge. It does sound like its getting close but not latching. I did move the latch with my hand and it moves (not locked up)
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Just seems strange for that to happen right after a battery change if everything was fine prior to the change
Mechanic for Honda: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Yes wd40 is perfect. The door may have been having a problem and then resetting the battery amplified the issue.

Disconnect both battery cables and hold them together away from the battery. Let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes with the cables held together. Reconnect the battery and try the reset procedure again.

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Mechanic for Honda: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 7 months ago

If that does not work then your cable/motor assembly might need to be replaced. Ebay would be a good place to search for a used motor assembly.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
OK, will try that in the next few days. When you say hold the battery cables together, do you mean the terminals on the cable should be touching eachother but not the battery? Or just make sure they are not touching the battery?Is the cable motor assembly they part that latches the door in the back as well?Thank you
Mechanic for Honda: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 7 months ago

The reset procedure is called a capacitance discharge. Yes touching each other but not the battery.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OEM-2005-2010-Honda-Odyssey-Power-Sliding-Door-Latch-Assembly-X-2/351725586129?epid=1011188920&hash=item51e47a86d1:g:~IoAAOSw5HJXK6fq&vxp=mtr

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