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1979-93 Ford Mustang Door Lock Actuator - Fox Body by 50resto


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Mustang Door Lock Actuator (79-93)

A stuck or non-working Mustang door lock actuator can be a real pain. Restore proper door lock functionality with a new door lock actuator!

Item# LRS-21842R

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Benefits

  • Replaces Faulty Actuator
  • Protective boot does not tear & rot away like the competition

Features

  • Includes Rubber Boot & Mounting Bracket
  • Buna Rubber Boot! LRS Exclusive!

What's in the Box

  • (1) Door Lock Actuator
  • (1) Rivet

Product Description

So your key won't turn in the door, the lock knob won't push down, & nothing happens when you push the lock button? Well, it sounds like you need to replace that bunk door lock actuator! Don't worry door lock actuator failure is a common occurrence in 79-93 Mustangs.

Actuator Failure
There are a few ways to determine if your Mustang's door lock actuator has stopped working. The first way is that the key still works in the door but nothing happens when you hit the unlock button. Or key won't even turn in the door, the door lock knob is frozen in the unlock position & nothing happens when you hit the switch.

Mustang Door Lock Actuator Kit
Keep in mind, if one is bad that other is soon to follow. Check out our Complete Door Lock Actuator Kit that contains everything you need to swap out both of your Door Lock Actuators on 1979-1993 Ford Mustangs.

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Customer Reviews


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12 of 18 REVIEWS


  Works great.
By on 8/5/2014
I purchased this because the actuator had seized up on the driver's door of my 91 GT, and I could not lock the door at all. Once installed, the actuator would not work properly for a while and I thought I had received a defective part. However, just as others have said, it does have to be "broken in". I kept manually locking and unlocking the door with the key, and I sprayed lubricating oil onto the lock rods, as they do have a little age on them, Lol. Just as I thought it was a lost cause, they began to operate properly and have been working flawlessly ever since. I am very happy with the part. It locks and unlocks like a new car now. Very pleased.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  looked and fit great
By on 2/27/2014
bought inner door handles . looked and fit great.to bad the driver side broke after 1 year .bought lots of parts from here and have been mostly satisfied with all,carpet could have fit a little better.seen a review on the fox body carpet and found the same issue the reviews i seen had. driver side rear to back seat dont fix exactly how i want but i will have to live with it.over all im nit picking here.but is my honest opinion

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  lock actuators 1989 GT
By on 5/31/2014
Part looked great but not as easy to install as the video indicates especially when dealing with the rivet. Had hoped to reuse the current bracket that holds the actuator but it seems that it was broken when the car was made as I'm the original owner and the old actuator was held in place with a plastic tie clip and one of the curved brackets broken. So had to remove the rivet to remove the bracket - fine but to have to purchase a special rivet tool to install the rivet is ridiculous. I have 3 rivet guns and the rivet provided does not fit in any of them. So, currently looking for a shop or person that has the right size just to install the rivet to hold the bracket so the lock works.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  89 Mustang GT door lock actuator
By on 6/10/2014
Item arrived well packaged and was installed and works fine. Only problem with replacing this part is the size of the rivet that comes with it. The typical rivet gun everyone has around the house will not work due to the size and you'll need to either borrow or purchase a professional rivet gun. My mechanic had one at his shop and helped install the rivet while one of us held the bracket on the inside of the door.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  Time will tell
By on 8/22/2014
The first actuator i bought was really weak and didn't lock and unlock the door.
I called Late Model Restoration and they sent me a new one with no hassle. I installed it. I works a little better than the first one at this time, but not as good and the original before it went out. I will give it some time to (break in). Time will tell.
BTW I have locked and unlocked it dozens of times (cycles), not 10 or 12..

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  Weak
By on 4/7/2014
Actuator is too weak to lock or unlock the door without manual assistance. Really don't want to disassemble the door again to remove and return it. After I had purchased the product and installed I had read other reviews all with the same problem. LRS really should find a new manufacture for this product.
From LatemodelRestoration.com: The actuators are very "tight" for the first several cycles. They do start to "beak-in" and will function normally after 10-12 cycles.
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  Not so great
By on 5/19/2014
Bought these to replace old ones and was a little disappointed.looks great and fits great but as other guy said.dont seem to work unless you manually force the locks to operate.being new I would expect to install operate properly and not have to (break in).i rate it. 1 of 5....1 for the looks
From LatemodelRestoration.com: After cycling the actuator manually a few times it works like a charm.
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  Too weak to actuate lock
By on 9/13/2014
The actuator moves up and down when I plugged it into the harness without installing it in the door. When installed in the door it doesn't have the power to move the lock. Too bad I waited so long to install it otherwise I would have asked for a replacement.
From LatemodelRestoration.com: We apologize that you had a problem with this actuator. Please expect a call from a customer service representative on the issue shortly to get it resolved.
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  Good fit
By on 9/25/2014
After pricing out the aftermarket ones, this was the cheapest. I installed the actuator, and cycled a10-15 times.Actuator does not unlock all the way..lubed latch assy and works fine with key.Hopefully the actuator will break in n

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  Works great!!
By on 6/18/2014
This is exactly what i needed to get my door lock to work.Fits great and works great!Thanks LMR!As always,i am very satisfied with the service that your company provides!Keep up the good work!!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  No good
By on 6/1/2014
Fits good, unfortunately unable to lock and unlock door. Found a used actuator that works fine so isolated problem to poor quality reproduction part.
From LatemodelRestoration.com: We apologize that you had a problem with this product. Pleas expect a call from a customer service representative shortly about the matter.
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  Excellent product!
By on 8/30/2014
Now the car can be locked the way it came from the factory.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  Door Lock Actuator (79-93)
By on 5/22/2014
Locks work great now, very easy to install!!!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  Great fit
By on 5/29/2014
This item fit and works perfectly.


Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  Useless
By on 5/19/2014
If you actually want your locks to work don't bother with this.

It is so weak that it won't unlock or lock the door.

It did spin up and down freely when I connected and tested it, but once put on the actual lock mechanism it did not work at all. It barely bumped the lock but never fully unlocked or locked the door.

I found an OEM actuator on Ebay thankfully and bought that (of course it was $150 bucks so you do indeed get what you pay for) the OEM actuator works perfectly.
From LatemodelRestoration.com: After cycling the actuator manually a few times it works like a charm.
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  Nice replacement
By on 3/23/2014
Perfect fit and works well. Just make sure that you clean and lubricate the lock mechanism in the door jamb while you are at it for smooth operation. Also be prepared to do the other door as LRS mentions.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  good serive fast shipping
By on 5/6/2014
Thanks to Latemodel Restoration for supplying me with the parts I needed to restore my 88 fox body. Its harder and harder to find parts for these cars..

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  Great part
By on 5/5/2014
Great part and easy install...

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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Vehicle Applications

Ford Mustang - 1979 (79) - 1980 (80) - 1981 (81) - 1982 (82) - 1983 (83) - 1984 (84) - 1985 (85) - 1986 (86) - 1987 (87) - 1988 (88) - 1989 (89) - 1990 (90) - 1991 (91) - 1992 (92) - 1993 (93)


About This Brand


50resto
50resto - Dedicated To The Preservation Of The Fox Body Mustang
50resto is your trusted source for 1979-93 Mustang Foxbody restoration products. Buy 50resto products from Latemodel Restoration Supply and receive the best value, quality and industry-leading customer service. Whether you need Fox Body Mustang weatherstrip, headlights, taillights, seals, body panels, hardware, door handles, trim parts, carpeting or upholstery, 50resto is the brand you should demand. SVE and 50resto Warranty One Year Hassle Free Replacement SVE and 50resto products are warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. What does this warranty cover? YOU! That’s right, whether you ordered a SVE brand Mach I grille delete or a 50resto brand light kit, if your product fails within a year of your purchase we got your back! Some conditions will apply.

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