Power Door Locks Dead

BuickBroke$

BuickBroke$

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Guys, working on an ‘85 Regal Limited. Got it back from paint few weeks ago and went to put the door panels on and can’t get the power locks to work. Painter took the doors off and unplugged the actuators and window motors. Plugged everything back in and have windows but no locks. Can’t seem to get a voltage reading off the locks or the switches.
Manual says locks and windows are on the same fuse so that can’t be it? Looked for broken wires and found none. Tried to follow the wires to the fuse block but couldn’t.
If anyone knows something else I can try I’d appreciate it! Thanks
 
Ribbedroof

Ribbedroof

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Power lock relays are in the lower right hinge pillar, behind the kick panel. There are also harness connectors in both sides for locks/windows
 
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Michael Watts

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Just trace your wiring .and check your fuses.You probably pulled a wire from a switch,
 
BuickBroke$

BuickBroke$

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Power lock relays are in the lower right hinge pillar, behind the kick panel. There are also harness connectors in both sides for locks/windows
Looked under that kick panel and all I found was the computer, I’ll look again.
 
BuickBroke$

BuickBroke$

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Do you guys agree that the windows and locks are on the same fuse?
 
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Techman

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Do you guys agree that the windows and locks are on the same fuse?
My cutlass has a circuit breaker for the windows. The door locks are on the same circuit as the dome light according to the owners manual. Windows only work with the key on and the door locks work at all times regardless of key position.
 
fleming442

fleming442

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Make sure the metal housing of the door lock relay in the passenger side kick panel is grounded. It's in the hole behind the computer.
BUT, check the fuse first. Windows and locks are completely different circuits.
 
Ribbedroof

Ribbedroof

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Looked under that kick panel and all I found was the computer, I’ll look again.

Behind that. You have to pull out all the plastic panels, the relays are in the hole, attached with a screw through the bracket. Would also check the plugs from the crosscar harness while in there, since the doors were off. They may not have gotten the plugs fully seated when reconnecting.
 
BuickBroke$

BuickBroke$

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My cutlass has a circuit breaker for the windows. The door locks are on the same circuit as the dome light according to the owners manual. Windows only work with the key on and the door locks work at all times regardless of key position.

Thanks Techman, that makes a lot of sense. Went thru the fuses and feel darn foolish for wasting my time and your guys time. Was a blown fuse. Not sure why the manual showed the two on the same fuse, but thanks everyone for their help!
 

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