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#3 of 15 1997 Mercury Mountaineer electric door locks
Oct 14, 2009 (12:38 pm)
I have a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. The door lock switch in the drivers door will work for locking the doors but will not work for unlocking them. I have replaced the switch panel in the door but that did not fix it. The door lock switch on the passenger side still works for both locking and unlocking all the doors. It is only the drivers side where the unlock for all the doors does not work - either with the key on or off.
#4 of 15 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer electric door locks [drjensen]
Oct 26, 2009 (5:23 pm)
I have a '97 Mountaineer with the same problem. The problem with my vehicle is that the rivet holding the locking actuator to the door panel fractured and then completely broke. When using the Lock/Unlock button on either door or on my key fob, the actuator does not have the leverage to lock the door, but it has barely enough leverage to unlock the door. Simply, an auto mechanic will drill out the broken rivet and replace it. The cost is around $25, which I happily will spend to fix the problem! Incidentally, the same problem happened with my Dad's Mercury Grand Marquis; he directed me to his mechanic who provided the solution.
#5 of 15 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer electric door locks [thomas55555]
Nov 01, 2009 (5:14 pm)
The problem that I have is not with the actuators but the actual electrical switch - the left unlock does not work but the right one does. I replaced the left door switch panel and still the left unlock switch doesn't work while the right one does. There must be a fuse or relay that is out.
#6 of 15 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer electric door locks [drjensen]
Nov 16, 2009 (8:44 am)
Will the unlock button, keypad, or key partially unlock the driver's side door but not go up all of the way?
If this is the case, the problem is the door handle linkage is interfering with the unlock linkage which are both attached to the door latching mechanism. I adjusted my door handle linkage to raise it more above the door unlock linkage to remove this interference. If your answers to my questions are YES, then I can provide a step by step procedure to correct this.
#7 of 15 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer electric door locks [kevinw3]
Feb 03, 2010 (6:35 pm)
Hi, I am having the exact problem you described on my 2000 Mountaineer...could you please provide a step by step procedure to correct it?
Any help would be appreciated.
#8 of 15 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer electric door locks [kickboxer97]
Feb 25, 2010 (1:03 pm)
hello, I'm having the exact same problem on my 2000 Mountaineer. If you could please provide a step by step instructions, that would be great. Thanks!
#9 of 15 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer electric door locks [shellrn]
Feb 25, 2010 (2:52 pm)
I replaced the driver door switch assembly and the same problem remained - I can't unlock any of the door from the driver side. I continued to push the dealer as to what may be the cause and this is what they said: 1) a wire in the door harness must be broken somewhere or 2) the relay located near the rear left wheel well may to out. I have not tracked out the wire or located the fuse box. Sorry. I wish I could give you more. Better yet, I wish that I could get this stupid thing fixed.
#10 of 15 Drivers side door unlock problem
Jan 28, 2011 (4:07 pm)
Has anybody seen drawings or some sort of diagram to fix this problem????
I removed the inside panel this morning but could not figure out exactly where the problem is.
#11 of 15 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer electric door locks [kevinw3]
Jan 28, 2011 (6:40 pm)
At least I'm not the only one. Just getting ready to tear into the doors, so you're step by step procedure would be good to have on hand if you could send them to me.
#12 of 15 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer electric door locks [ghon]
Jan 28, 2011 (7:00 pm)
Hi Kevin, apparently a common problem with this vintage Ford. Hows your radio??