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Hey there- I'm new to the forum and Range Rovers.
I just purchased a '95 RRC LWB and so far I love it.
One small problem. The passenger door lock "sticks" and doesn't unlock when unlocking the doors from the driver's door. I don't have an alarm fob either! The previous owner said if you time it just right you can unlock the driver's door, get in, unlock the other doors using the passenger lock and "Bob's your uncle".
This technique is hit and miss at best. Sometimes I can get the doors unlocked but the alarm sounds when I start the engine.
Later today I will remove the door card and clean/lube the actuator. Hopefully this solves the problem.
Does anyone know a way of disabling the alarm and still have the vehicle drive able?
I wasn't sure if the alarm was stand alone or if it was controlled by the ECU or the like.
Any tips or trick regarding the locks or alarm would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any guidance!
Cheers!
 

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I think the outside drivers door handle has a switch tied to it to arm/disarm the alarm by the key. My 96 discovery has the same set up and after many Yeats of rolling the window up and down it rubbed the wire open and started giving me fits but after removing the exterior handle and doing some soldering I repaired the wire and the door lock disarms the alarm as it should. I have an alarm remote but it has never worked.
 

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Hey Blueduc, As far as a fob replacement, my classic is fitted with the best buy "keyless remote." I did not install This is something that could be a cheap option for you. If it is only the passenger door lock actuator, replace that one. Don't buy them from AB, get one from your local online parts store, $3... Pistol style. Heres a good tutorial.

http://flrc.erovers.com/files/101614-94437/doorlocks.pdf
 

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Thanks! Your blog is great as well! I frequent it.
 

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Have you tried unlocking the passenger door with the key? That may be an easy solution until you get the actual problem diagnosed/fixed.
 

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Thanks for the great info! After pulling the door panel off, I found the actuator to work fine. I sprayed a little Teflon lube on the linkages but everything looked clean.
Upon reinstall of the door panel and escutcheon, the lock didn't work. When I pulled the escutcheon off, the lock worked fine. It appears the escutcheon is squeezing the plunger enough to inhibit it's movement. It almost seems the opening in the door panel for the plunger is too narrow which in turn squeezes the escutcheon.
Anyone experienced this before?
I am happily living with operable locks sans passenger lock escutcheon. When I have more time I will look at trimming the lock opening or other possible fixes.
 
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