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Cannot lock doors

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Hi,

New member based in Perth, Australia, looking for suggestions regarding troubleshooting a problem with locking to doors

 

Smart cannot be locked.  The keyfob button, and turning the (mechanical) key in the door lock fails to lock the Smart.

 

Boot is closed.  The buttons on the dashboard lock and unlock the doors.

 

The keyfob lock button and turn the key in the door lock does not lock the smart.

 

Looking for ideas where the fault could be.

 

Cheers,

 

Dave 

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Welcome to the club.

 

I have had no experience with the gas smarts or with locking problems but perhaps others may be able to help in this respect.  Making sure that both doors are securely closed and the hatch or boot is likewise secured is a good start.  Stay tuned. :)  Other members may be able give you more insight into the solving of this issue.

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The latching mechanism is prone to seizing. Lots of info here about that. 

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What model?  If it's a 451, sounds like a bad key fob battery. On the 451, the key itself can only unlock the car, since it's pulling up a Bowden cable.  Locking isn't possible since the key can't push the cable down.....:)

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