2003 Honda Accord driver door lock actuator replacement
This is for a 2003 Honda Accord Ex 2 dr Coupe, it will probably be same for
2003-2007 as they use the same actuator. I purchased an aftermarkt one from
amazon.com for $19.95 free shipping. The Fac OE # is 72155S5PA11
I had never replaced an actuator on this vehicle before. I didnt really
find a procedure for the drivers door. Alldata information was terrible so
I decided to tackle it & document as best as possible for the rest of you.
I was quite surpised how simple it was.
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2005 Acura TSX Door Lock Actuator Replacement / Repair HD 1080p Video
to see parts and tools used:
How to change the lock actuator on a 2004-2006 Acura TSX. The same
procedure can be used on a 2003-2007 Honda Accord and 2004-2008 Acura TL.
Dorman Lock Actuator (Part# 746-367) - $18 - http://goo.gl/e08UZ
Plastic Door Panel Removers - $16 - http://goo.gl/u9ia7
Small Standard Screw Driver
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#3 Phillips Screw Driver - http://goo.gl/AI20M
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You may also want the door clip retainers in case they cannot be reused
after removing the door panel. You can find those on Amazon:
Do not use an impact driver to remove the screws holding the latch assembly
to end of door. If you do, you might crease the door like I did. You can
see it happen at 4:10 in the video. Use a #3 Phillips Screwdriver instead.
Step by Step Guide:
0:25 - Problem Description
1:28 - Remove Mirror Sail
1:35 - Remove trim behind door latch
1:47 - Remove trim in door handle
1:54 - Remove window switch assembly
2:04 - Roll the window up if you haven't already
2:32 - Remove screws behind door latch and door handle
2:46 - Remove door panel
2:59 - Remove door latch cable
3:21 - Unplug and remove vanity light
3:30 - Remove orphaned door panel clips
3:44 - Remove plastic plugs and peel back plastic vapor barrier
3:53 - Remove screw holding lock cable support
4:13 - Remove door latch screws using #3 Phillips Screwdriver - DO NOT USE
5:20 - Disconnect rods holding lock actuator in door
5:30 - Extract lock actuator from door
5:58 - Remove plastic cover from actuator
6:15 - Test the new lock actuator
6:30 - Replace bad actuator with new lock actuator
7:00 - Reinstall plastic cover
7:18 - Reinstall screw holding plastic cover
7:30 - Reinstall lock actuator
7:40 - Reconnect rods
7:50 - Reinstall door lock
8:02 - Reinstall 10mm window guide bolt
8:05 - Test that window still works
8:45 - Reinstall plastic vapor barrier
9:00 - Reinstall door panel clips
9:13 - Reconnect door latch cable
9:27 - Reinstall window switch assembly
9:37 - Reinstall door panel
10:06 - SUCCESS!
Filming was done entirely with 2 Nikon D5100s, a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens
and a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens.
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2003-2007 Honda Accord AUX Plug Install - First Time!
I used the PIE AUX plug I got off Amazon and the Clarion AUX plug which had
thick cables and gold tips for the best quality. I did notice if you have
the car on with the AUX playing and you turn the key to the position right
before pulling the key out, the volume goes very quiet. Just turn the key
to off and then turn it back to AUX and the volume goes back to normal.
Replacing front door speakers in a 2003-2007 Honda Accord
6x9 rear speakers (highly recommended):
Tweeters (not recommended/not necessary):
Iphone/aux adapter (highly recommended):
It will probably take around 1.5 hours. Some notes: If I were to do it
over, I would skip the plastic adapters - they're just not necessary. You
can just as easily drill and screw the speakers directly onto the metal
door panel. I didn't see any benefit to them, so save yourself the $10-$15.
If anything, they made it harder because of a couple of complications with
them. You could get by without the orange pry tool if you find something
else to pry with and are careful. I was doing the other speakers and also
installing an Ipod/aux adapter in the radio, so I went ahead and got it and
it was helpful. The speakers in the front door are 5 1/4" and are somewhat
difficult to get to. You have to take apart a lot of the door. The back
speakers are 6x9 and are much simpler to install. You can just pop off the
trim and get directly to them. The tweeters in the dash are more
complicated and I wouldn't recommend changing them. I replaced mine and I
didn't notice any difference in sound quality. I'd say the best bang for
your buck are the rear speakers, which are also the easiest to replace. I
used JBL GT6-69 6x9's in the back and I would highly recommend them for
quality and value.
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