Door locks not working

door locks not working

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Series 1, 2 or 3 need a bit more information.

What year and model Jaguar do you have? Jaguar used different types of door locks over the years and knowing what year and model will help us sort out what the problem is…

Did the locks work for you originally and then all of a sudden stop working? Or did they not work at all when you got the car and you are trying to sort out why they won’t work?

Has you car sat for a long time unused?


On the scant information supplied and based on the time of year I can only recount an issue I had with manual locks on an S1.

Both locks failed within a week or so, leaving me climbing through the car from the rear seats in a very undignified manner. It turned out that as the weather had got colder the grease and oil in the lock linkage had thickened in viscosity to such a point that the linkage rods pulled out of their retaining clips.

Removal of the inner door trim and much reaching with fine nose pliers and fingers opened the doors, but couldn’t fix it even after several hours. I eventually gave up and took it to my local jag specialist who in turn charged me 3 hours labour to fix.

Come on, at least give us a full sentence.
Do you speak English? We can manage if not.
What exactly is the problem? Is it electric? Mechanical? What part?
Go through what Paul wrote. Then come back with something to work with, please.


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As the rest of us have mentioned, which year / model of XJ do you have. Essentially there’s a electro magnetic actuator that drives a myriad of rods held in place by clips (usually plastic).
before I had manuals I used this website to figure out how replace the less than OE fitment of a stick that was holding up the window on the drivers side up.
If none of the locks are clicking / working, check the fuses first.

Ok, I’ll bite, even if Ishaan will not, and even if my issue is not at all what Ishaan has experienced (though it might be, who knows?) My issue is with a 1992 XJ6 vanden plas. I recently acquired the vehicle and discovered the door locks, trunk, and gas cover will not unlock using the mechanical key in either the driver side or passenger side key switch (there does not appear to be a keyless entry system installed). The key will lock all of the locks when used in either door, but sadly, won’t unlock a thing from the door switches. The doors, trunk and gas cover will all unlock when the drivers side or passenger side button is pulled up. They will also all lock when either button is pushed down. The mechanical key will lock and unlock the glove box and the trunk, and works in the ignition switch.

I’ve looked at a lot of posts, but have not seen one exactly like this. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

You are on the wrong list. Your 1992 XJ6 is a very different car than the Series I, II, or III XJ6s or XJ12s discussed here. Try posting over on the XJ40 list where your car is discussed.


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The set-up differs from earlier cars, as Paul rightfully points out.

Nominally; a failure to only lock or only unlock with the door key would be attributed to a maladjustment of the (driver’s) door mounted control unit - easily fixed. But with control units (obviously) in both front doors this doesn’t necessarily fit. The Kiekert motors (likely fitted in your case) uses rods to transfer movement independently from door key and internal ‘handles’ to move the control unit(s) - initiating remote locking/unlocking on all other motors.

Different enough to go need the correct list- obviously, the xj40 used the same key for the doors and ignition - which ‘we’ do not…:slight_smile:

xj6 85 Sov Europe (UK/NZ)

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