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Yep....I'm back.......lol

OK this time, the better half has buggered up the door locking mechanism...! Not completely but enough to drive her insane completely! She nearly broke down in tears after explaining the problem to me after a day out with her mother...lol
OK, what it's doing or not doing is....when you stop the car and switch it off the door locks should open to allow people to open the doors, right.? Well what it does do is, open the driver's door and no-one elses....lol....so the mother is constantly fighting with the door handle and doesn't stop while the wife is trying to unlock it from the door switch panel....lol. So they scratch each other's eyes out every time the car comes to a parking spot...lol.

So, last night I nearly froze to death trying to reset the door lock settings....nope..won't allow me to do so. It now only operates on the door lock handle or by the key. Yes the fob works but the correct door lock setting isn't being done.....lol.

I have read a few posts where Honda has done the recall and i think they have all been done already from what the last owner said to us when we were looking at buying it. So, what am I looking at now to fix this? IF it's a day in the driveway freezing to death , well she'll have to get used to it until warmer weather....lol.

Any and all help suggestions will be greatly appreciated. It's a 2008

Thanks.:applause::xmas:
 

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Check the manual, it list all the options for locking/unlocking and how to set them. It's not easy but you can set so all the doors unlock once the car goes into park, or you can just unlock the drivers door.
Same for locking, they will all lock when you move out of park or they will all lock when you reach 10 or 15 mph.
 

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I have tried this directly from the manual.....it simply made things worse. When you wait for the second click that you are supposed to hear as a double click I get only a second single click. So it doesn't react as it should telling me that something in the rear isn't co-operating correctly. I spent almost 45 minutes freezing going over and over it without success.....Thanks for the suggestion though.
 

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It's possible something else might be going on. On my '07, which I just recently got, I cycled through the different setting a couple of times to decide which one I liked best and had no problems. It behaved just as the manual said it would. With one exception. After further testing, I discovered that my right front passenger door's door lock actuator is malfunctioning. Whenever unlocked it immediately relocks itself. I cannot manually then unlock it, have to stand next to that door and jack around with the fob and door handle until I time it right to get the door open. So I ordered a replacement door lock actuator ($65 OEM) and will be installing it this week.

Another possibility I've read about here is that the driver's door lock actuator can start to go bad and cause similar issues. The factory service manual contains a many-paged troubleshooting sequence for narrowing it down.

There is also a control module for all this complexity, and I have read about some instances where it is possible to do a reset that will cause a setting cycle error to reset itself. I'd recommend you get yourself a factory service manual and study up on it. If you take it to the stealership they are highly likely to want to replace a bunch of parts and charge you big bucks completely unnecessarily, when you might just need a reset or one actuator.

Arming yourself with knowledge could save you a bunch of money. You can read the book in front of the fireplace, but you'll have to get cold to do the testing and repair.
 

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Thanks Larry.....a shop manual. something I have grown to love and highly respect the ownership of....seeing as I personally own a SmartCar and they do not supply one or print one for it in any form! It's all forum work or dealership expenditures.........so I bought the STAR machine instead of going to the dealer for the same price if something were to go wrong. I'll be heading out today to search a manual down, virtually speaking that is......I can't fathom there is a machine, vehicle especially that there isn't a shop manual for period.....it's so frustrating relying upon helpfull and honest forum members to help guide you through any and all issues as with the SmartCar people do.
The previous owner explained to me that he had, had to take the car back to get all the actuators replaced under warrantee and was given the possible work order cost...$3,000 Can you imagine having to pay that sort of money to repair just to be able to open your doors....Damn! There would have been a small electrical fire and a call to the ins. company I'm afraid if it wasn't a recall.....damn! So I know the actuators are new so to speak not that many years ago.....so it must be simply an alignment issue making one not work correctly. UNLESS a fat fingered mechanic or an apprentise was tasked with this job and buggered something up? Until she can't actually get in using the key, it will have to wait.......then I'll errect some sort of tent to try and keep some heat in while doing the work.
Again thanks for all suggestions and help offered, I am recording all of it for when I have to repair it, so please do not stop the suggestions coming if you can think of anything new...
My garage is a toy shop, carpeted, with all the tools required to do any work needed....it's just got at the moment a wooden lift in it with a SmartCar on it so I can work under it while sitting in a chair. So to have to remove all of this stuff, would be a serious inconvenience for sure. I'd need to dismantle the entire ramps, and raised 2X10 wooden structure and roll up all carpeting. It does have a 65,000 BTU house furnace for heat though....lol.
Like I said, until it's an absolute neccessity that isn't happening. Just for door locks....augh!
 

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Hmmmmmm.......so she says it's working almost as it should once again....maybe she did have a door slightly open? No idiot warning lights were showing??? Hmmm....So she's off my back for now...fingers crossed until the warm weather gets here...where's the wood....knock knock...lol
 

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Not sure which year or model you have, but on my 2018 EX-L, the two key fobs each have their own memory settings. If you have key fob #1 when you set your preferences, and your wife enters the car with her key fob #2, your settings will not automatically be the same as hers. Program her preferences while her key fob is active.
 

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He has an '08. Gen 3's did not have a Touring version or the dual seat positioning system option. Part of the setup method for changing this stuff involves holding one or more buttons down for several seconds as part of a sequence. She could possibly have held a button down for too long accidentally and triggered a change. You might mention that to her so that she can be cautious about holding any button down too long. I liken this to changing settings on car audio head units. Like trying to reset the clock twice a year. Every dang car stereo on Earth uses a different method and buttons to do this. I hate that. Not matter which car I'm in, I have to keep a printed copy of the instructions in the glove box. It's ridiculous! Why can't they just put a time zone button on there? And another thing: I just got the CR-V, and once again I'm having to struggle with finding the optimum locations for my weapons fire controls - front and rear chain guns, phalanx, etc., and my Hula Girl.
 
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