A defective door lock is uncomfortable, which is why we have briefly summarized all the important information on this topic for you. But first you should check whether the door lock is really defective or has it been mixed up? Should your vehicle have a Central locking system a problem with the electronics can also indicate a defective door lock, even though the wiring harness or the door control unit are actually defective. As soon as you arrive at the workshop, an exact diagnosis is carried out first so that a faultless door lock is not incorrectly replaced, but the real problem persists.
What does the door lock actually do?
- A door lock guarantees that nobody can access your vehicle without a suitable key.
- The most common cause of a defective or no longer functioning door lock is age-related wear and tear.
- Door locks are required by insurance companies.
- The door lock usually consists of a bolt and an electric motor.
Do you continue to use the car despite a defective door lock?
As soon as you notice the door lock of your car not working properly, you should visit a workshop. Otherwise it could happen that at some point you cannot open the door lock at all. In such a case, the repair can later become even more expensive due to the considerable additional work involved. In addition, possible damage to the door at a later point in time can no longer be ruled out. In addition, a defective door lock is very dangerous in an accident situation, as the defective lock can leave the car in an emergency cannot leave quickly enough. A defective door lock can also express itself in such a way that the door might pops up in a curve while driving. The result should be clear.
Defective door lock and the general inspection!
A defective door lock causes a vehicle significant deficiency Therefore your vehicle will die with a defective door lock General inspection not pass.
How is a defective door lock replaced?
The replacement of a door lock depends on the model and type of vehicle differently. Basically, however, the door panel must always be removed in order to replace the lock. In some cases, however, it may also be necessary to dismantle the outer skin of the door. In most cases, parts of the window regulator also have to be removed for this work so that the door lock can be replaced. Often there too Airbag systems are installed in the doors, the door lock should ONLY be changed in a specialist workshop.
How much does it cost to replace a door lock?
If your door lock needs to be replaced, then you should definitely use it Original parts of the vehicle manufacturer. You should expect material costs between 15 and 250 euros for the exchange. In the worst case, the material costs can also over 700 euros be. Example: A new lock for a BMW Z1 (51212291632) costs around 640 euros. For an Opel Corsa B, however, only 19 euros. You should just get a new one Tailgate lock you can usually get away with it cheaper with any vehicle.
A spare part from a third party is in most cases cheaper than an original. A well-known manufacturer of such a door lock is, for example: febi bilstein. Calculate here with material costs around the 35 Euros for a common vehicle like a VW Golf or Opel Astra. Also a checked used original lock can be a possibility. Here the costs are too different to be able to name a fixed price. As a rule, you should be between 30 and 50% plan from the new price.
In addition to the material costs, there are also the labor costs of the mechanic. As a rule, replacing a door lock takes between 30 and 60 minutes. With an average hourly wage of 80 euros, there are costs between 40 and 80 euros in addition to the material costs. Depending on the workshop (specialist workshop, independent workshop) and vehicle (BMW 7 Series or Ford Fiesta), the prices can vary extremely. However, the total costs for replacing a door lock are usually between 85 and 300 Euro, whereby the costs in exceptional cases as well far higher can lie.
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