This is a power door lock actuator that mounts inside the door. It is designed to REPLACE a broken or missing power door lock actuator.

Specifications

  • Replaces Original Ford Part# YW7Z54218A42A, YW7Z-54218A42-A, F7CZ-54218A42-AA, F7CZ54218A42AA, F7UZ-15218A42-A, F7UZ15218A42A, 2F2Z-16218A42-BA, 2F2Z16218A42BA
  • Electric operation
  • Correct electrical connection
  • Direct bolt on
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Designed to correct earlier failure problems of the original Ford units
  • Customer will need to reuse original actuator rod

This power door lock actuator is a great replacement and has substantial cost savings over a dealer power door lock actuator.

 

Our electrical and electronic parts are subject to strict quality control testing.  Once the item has been installed or plugged in, it is no longer eligible for a refund.  The item may be eligible for replacement, only if it is found to have a manufacturing defect. Before purchasing, please ensure proper diagnosis of the failed original part is performed

 

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Remove door panel (1:10)
    • Unscrew a few screws and use a putty knife to release the clips.
    • Watch our door panel and replacement videos to learn more.
  2. step : Remove window track (1:43)
    • Use a hammer and punch to knock out the center of the bolt, and use a drill to remove it.
    • Remove the 11 mm bolt.
    • Disconnect the wire connected to the track, taking care not to pull it too hard.
    • Set the track aside in the bottom of the door frame.
  3. step : \Remove harness clip (2:45)
    • Remove the harness clip holding the actuator in place with a good pull.
  4. step : Disconnect harness from the actuator (2:58)
    • Use a small screwdriver to pry the tab away and disconnect the harness from the actuator.
  5. step : Prepare new lock actuator (3:55)
    • Put the correct hook on the lock actuator.
    • Put the first O ring on.
    • Slide the farrell on, working 1 tooth over the collar of the hook and the second tooth will go over fairly easily.
    • Slide the second O ring on.
    • Use a little grease to help.
    • Pry the bracket off the old one and push the rivet out.
    • Put the bracket on the new actuator.
    • Secure the bolt with the little nut to help secure it while you snap the bracket back on.
  6. step : Install actuator (5:47)
    • Fit the new actuator into the locking mechanism.
    • Screw those three screws back on with your #3 screwdriver to secure the locking mechanism.
    • Reach in and replace the bolt. Put your harness back in and reclip it.
  7. step : Re-assemble the window track (7:34)
    • Position it back up in line with the bottom of the window.
    • Secure it in place with the bolt.
    • Re-secure the wire connected to the track.
  8. step : Re-assemble the door panel. (8:26)
    • For more information check out our door panel video.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • 5/16 Inch Drill Bit
  • Drill

  • General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 11mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 11mm Wrench

4.3 / 5.0
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door lock actuator
It was just as I ordered, the price was very good as was the shipment.
The video was very helpful and saved me money by me doing it my self. I am 74 years old and I like it when I can do something myself and saving money.
Thank you for being there when I need to repair a part on my truck.
Roland Shine
March 18, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Door handle and lock actuator
The lock actuator and door handle installed last week. Luckily on February 9th our weather was perfect and I was able to paint the door handle. Last spring I got head lights and turn signal lights from you. After watching the install video it actually took longer to unpack them than install them.
February 15, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
door lock
so far so good only had it in a month see what happens in below zero weather
December 29, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
98 Mountaineer door lock actuator
Received the part just a few days after placing order. The provided 1A Auto "how to" video walked us through the process perfectly step for step. Part was a perfect replacement for the failing factory part.

The hardest parts of the install, as mentioned by others in their reviews, was switching the metal bracket over from the failing part to the replacement and attaching the correct hook to the replacement part.

Hook assembly: This process was made much easier by applying a small amount of grease (as noted in 1A Auto video) to the plastic head on the replacement part prior to attaching o rings and new hook. I used the edge of my workbench countertop to push down firmly on one side of the metal collar as I lightly wiggled the entire assembly back and forth a bit until I could feel it "seat" over the lip on one side. I then rotated the part 180 degrees on the bench top and repeated the firm pressure on the other side of the collar until it "snapped" completely into place. This took maybe about a minute.

I did wrap the top of the part in a light shop cloth to protect my palms from the sharp edges as I pushed down.

Bracket: This process was made easier by bending the sides of the bracket open slightly and then using a small screwdriver to pry each side out just a little further as I slid the bracket onto the mounting knobs on the replacement part. Again, this took about a minute or two at the most.

This is the second part we have ordered from 1A Auto and are extremely pleased with both parts and the "how to" videos provided for both parts. We have also used the videos to install other parts purchased locally with much success and little to no surprises.

Thanks again 1A Auto !

Scott S
December 9, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Again you all did a great job getting me the right part and showing me a video on how to instal it. this is my second order from you, and it went just as easy as the first one. Free shipping is also fantastic. Thank you very much
December 6, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Actuator is a good retrofit part for 1998 Ford Explorer
I was pleased with the installation video - it guided me through the process very well. I understand that the unit is universal, so it comes with multiple choices for connection hooks. The problem is that the hook is very hard to put into the actuator and it being plastic, you feel like you will break it. I can see some people being overly aggressive breaking it easily whereas I was trying to not break it. It also has sharp edges so while you try to press the connection hook into the housing, you should wear gloves as your palms will be cut up. I remember there being a statement in the video about moving the unit back and forth to help with installation. In the video, this comes across has something you do in the door or maybe the mounting bracket. What he is describing is the manner that you install the hook. You really need something solid with a slot that just the hook can feed through. I ended up using my 6' cedar fence in between two pickets. I wedged the hook in one side slightly, then I turned it around and wedged the other side and etc. It took about 20 minutes of back and forth but I got it to fit. The other challenge is getting the mounting bracket on the new unit. It is fairly easy to pull it off the old actuator because you aren't trying to be careful. The new unit has a rubber boot around it and I found it very difficult to attach the mounting bracket and not tear the boot. The bracket is steel, not aluminum, and it doesn't want to flex to allow you to just spread it and slide it on.

All of this being said, I am not the greatest mechanic in the world. The 1A Auto videos are what help me to be a better mechanic and decide if a project is beyond my personal ability. I am happy with the performance of the actuator once I had it installed.
August 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Actuators
I haven't installed the door actuators yet due to bad weather. But I'm very happy with the installation videos u show in regards to parts ordered.
March 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Cheap plastic
part broke upon assembly of hook. original equipment has metal parts not plastic.
March 5, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Do you know the length of the screw?
Nathaniel P on Nov 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry but we do not have the screw length details you are requesting.

Vehicle Fit

  • 1992-2003 Ford Crown Victoria Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1997-2002 Ford Escort Front Power Door Lock Actuator Passenger Side
  • 1991-2001 Ford Explorer 4 Door Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2001-2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1993-1997 Ford Ranger Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1988-1998 Ford Taurus Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1995-2001 Ford Windstar Power Sliding Door Door Lock Actuator
  • 1995-1998 Ford Windstar Power Tailgate Door Lock Actuator
  • 2003 Ford ZX2 Door Lock Actuator Power Front Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1988-1994 Lincoln Continental Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1980-1983 Lincoln Mark VI Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1993-1994 Lincoln Mark VIII Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1993-1997 Lincoln Town Car Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1992-2003 Mercury Grand Marquis Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2003-2004 Mercury Marauder Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1997-2001 Mercury Mountaineer Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side
  • 1988-1998 Mercury Sable Front Power Door Lock Actuator Driver or Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • OE # YW7Z54218A42
  • Dorman 746-145
Part #: 1ADLA00018

How-to Video:

(09:22 min)