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Transit Mk 6 Hi top. Converted to camper van. Central locking

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Transit Mk 6 Hi top. Converted to camper van. Central locking on rear doors has stopped working. Cannot open doors from inside due to camper build i.e. shower/wardrobe etc. Side sliding door will unlock but lock straight away unless you are quick enough to open the door.
Possible problem is wiring loom on rear door broken. But how do I get rear doors open without using a "gas hammer" or crow bar? Any help most welcome
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
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Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.
Hello and Welcome -

My name is MIKE - Im happy to help -

Im sorry but with this - the problem is very possibly with the back door wiring as you have mentioned - its a common fault on this model.

There is no easy way to get the back doors open Im afraid - especially if they are in locked mode - You could try asking a breakdown recovery firm as an option - they have "lock out kits" and may be able to help... Other than that - it would be a case of stripping the insides to get at the wiring etc sadly!

It may though be worth having a Ford garage use plug in equipment to properly diagnose the fault - given you have the insides all in built - just in case the fault is elsewhere.... it could save you a lot of time / money... Im sorry that this is not an easy situation - I would suggest to have the diagnostic test done on the CDL system at this stage first move given your situation.... it being the camper conversion.. then go from there.

Im very pleased to have helped you - Do let me know if you need anything more --

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