Transit mk7 central locking

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  1. leeboy

    leeboy Read Only Funster

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    Hi all my 5 week old transit based Chausson has decided not to deadlock and beep the horn when locking, checked the doors are closed to no avail and when inside and you lock the door it only locks one and not the others.
    Any ideas?
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    Lee.
     
  2. fatbuddha

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    talk to the dealer you bought it off as if it's a new m/h it's covered under warranty
     
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    sounds like a lock control module fault, certainly a warranty issue
     
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    It is 'seeing' a door open.
    A door switch is the most likely cause.

    BTW, you will find, unlike in a van, you can't deadlock the cab doors. Once deadlocked, the front doors can't be opened even from the inside!:Eeek:

    In the Transit manual, this is referred to as 'double locking'.

    This option is not enabled on a motorhome because you need a way out if things go Pete Tong!:BigGrin:
     
  5. leeboy

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    Alarm

    Thanks all, am I right in believing that there is no alarm on the transit either ? (although I have had a Strikeback alarm fitted, hoping that is not interfering with anything)
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    Lee.
     
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    Update

    Took it into lookers Ford and they have confirmed that it is a control module fault and it will be covered under warranty:Smile:, good job as it's only 7 weeks old with 1800 miles on the clock!! An old electronics wizard boss of mine said electronics,, if they are going to fail will fail in the first 100 hours of use, looks like he was right:Laughing:
    Lee.
     
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    Glad you are getting sorted. We've had no quibbles on the Ford Warranty side!

    The only faults we have had have been a tendacy to stall easily (sorted with an update) and a failed reverse light switch. All sorted quickly without fuss.

    Now contrast that with most motorhome manufacturers warranty claims processes!:cry:
     
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    Our transit cab definitely has deadlocks.
    We had an alarm fitted when we bought it as a 7yr old last August.
    It does stall a lot,what's an update?
     
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    Is it a Mk7?

    If so, take it to a Ford garage and say it stalls easily. They are able to update the engine management software so that the revs kick up automatically as you pull away under low acceleration conditions.
     
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