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.....I replaced the outer door latch and window motor.

Seems to be a spate of "central locking" posts lately, here's mine:

Removed inner door panel, disconnected the battery, then the central lock plug, then removed the door handle to replace the broken outer part. Removed and replaced the window motor, re-plugged in the central lock switch, hooked up the battery, and immediately the locks started going up and down, and the horn started beeping.

The only way I could get it to stop was to start the engine, but as soon as I shut it off, the locking/beeping started again.

Central lock mechanism worked fine before I unplugged and disconnected it.

I do NOT have key fobs, just old-school keys. No harnesses rubbing anywhere.
 

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For some reason it sounds as though it has defaulted to the lock state when you reconnected the battery. So it tries to lock but the controller is not seeing a lock signal from all of the doors so it unlocks again. As you've had one of them apart, I would suspect that one first. Make sure you haven't dislodged anything and check that the switch is operating when it is locked.
 

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Okay my 1994 did the same thing after changing the other door handle. In order to get to the handle I had to remove the door lock actuator. I forget the exact process of what I did but I believe I pulled the door panel on another door, and looked at the actuator and how the metal rod hooks onto it. When I removed the actuator I ended up putting the metal rod on upside down.
I had to extend the plunger on the door lock actuator (its a plastic loop and is surrounded by a rubber cover) and hook the metal rod onto it, it might take a few attempts because I believe the plunger had to be extended a certain amount. Let us know if you fix it.. I can always pull my door panel and post photos for you if you can't figure it out.
 

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Okay my 1994 did the same thing after changing the other door handle. In order to get to the handle I had to remove the door lock actuator. I forget the exact process of what I did but I believe I pulled the door panel on another door, and looked at the actuator and how the metal rod hooks onto it. When I removed the actuator I ended up putting the metal rod on upside down.
I had to extend the plunger on the door lock actuator (its a plastic loop and is surrounded by a rubber cover) and hook the metal rod onto it, it might take a few attempts because I believe the plunger had to be extended a certain amount. Let us know if you fix it.. I can always pull my door panel and post photos for you if you can't figure it out.
I think you hit the nail on the head. I un-hooked the lock actuator exactly like you said, must've re-connected it wrong. I'll check.

Thanks!
 

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I always use my smartphone to take 'before' pics, so I have a visual reference.
 

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disc0nnected everything, put it back together, NOW it all works (except for my window motor, a different thread,,,)!
 
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