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How to Replace Door Lock Actuator 05-10 Pontiac G6

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How to Replace Door Lock Actuator 05-10 Pontiac G6

Created on: 2013-07-12

Need to replace the driver door lock actuator on your 05-10 Pontiac G6? Learn how in this video!

  1. To remove the passenger side door panel, pry off the door pull trim piece, remove the two T30 screws beneath, and pry up and disconnect the window switch

    step 1 :Removing the Door Handle
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the T30 Torx screw in the door handle
    • Disconnect the latch cable from the door handle
    • Disconnect the lock wiring harness
    • Push in the center of the rivet on the end of the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the rivet
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull
    • Remove the two Torx 30 screws inside the door pull
    • Pry up the handle and switch pack assembly
    • Disconnect the wiring harnesses
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
  2. step 2 :Removing the Door Lock Assembly
    • Pry off the rubber cap on the end of the door
    • Remove the T25 Torx screw from the outer door lock cylinder
    • Pull out on the exterior door handle
    • Remove the lock trim piece
    • Pull the exterior handle out, back, and off
    • Remove the rubber gasket from the door lock cylinder
    • Remove the T25 screw beneath the door handle
    • Remove the trim piece from around the door lock rod
    • Pull up on the maroon clip to remove the door lock wiring harness
    • Pry open the yellow clip and remove the lock rod
    • Remove the three T30 screws from the door lock assembly
    • Remove the rubber grommet from the push lock rod
    • Twist and remove the push rod
    • Push the lock and door lock cylinder towards the front of the car and remove the door lock assembly
  3. step 3 :Removing the Lock Actuator
    • Remove the link rod from the door lock cylinder
    • Remove the yellow clip with pliers
    • Remove the latch cable
  4. step 4 :Installing the New Lock Actuator
    • Insert the latch cable
    • Insert the yellow clip into place
    • Reattach the link rod
  5. step 5 :Reinstalling the Lock Assembly
    • Reinsert the inner door handle assembly
    • Pull the assembly up and lock it in place
    • Tighten the T25 Torx screw to the lock assembly
    • Insert the door lock actuator into place
    • Connect the lock rod from the door handle assembly to the actuator
    • Insert the three T30 screws to the door lock actuator
    • Connect the lock rod to the yellow clip
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness to the actuator
    • Insert the rubber grommet around the push rod
    • Push on the gasket around the door lock cylinder
    • Push on the cylinder trim piece
    • Push in and pull back on the exterior door handle to put it in place
    • Insert the T25 Torx screw to the lock cylinder
    • Push on the rubber button on the end of the door
  6. step 6 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Reconnect the wiring harnesses to the door panel
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the two Torx 30 screws inside the door pull
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door pull
    • Push on the rivet
    • Push on the rivet on the end of the door panel
    • Connect the latch cable to the door handle
    • Connect the door lock wiring harness
    • Push in the interior door handle
    • Insert the T30 Torx screw to the door handle
    • Push on the door handle trim piece

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

    Flashlight

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T30 Driver

    T25 Driver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the driver's door lock actuator in a 2007 Pontiac G6. It's pretty much the same operation for 2007 through 2010. The passenger door is not much different. You'll need a Torx 25 bit, a Torx 30 bit, a socket wrench, a flat pocket screwdriver, and a flashlight would help.

Pull aside the cover that goes over the bolt in the door handle. Use a T30 Torx bit on a socket driver to remove that bolt. Fast-forwarding through the removal. Take the assembly out, locate the tab that holds the cable in place, and pry it with a small screwdriver. With a pocket screwdriver, release the clip that holds the harness to the unlock and lock button.

On the edge of the door panel there's a little plastic rivet, you want to push in the center and then pry out the side. Pry up on the little matting that's on the inside of the door hand pull. Locate the two Torx 30 screws. Using a Torx 30 bit on a socket wrench, I'm going to remove those two screws. I'm going to fast-forward through the removal of those. Go ahead and pull your handle and switch pack assembly out of the way.

You're going to see three connectors, go ahead and press the tabs in on the gray one same as the black and then for the white one you're going to use a pocket screwdriver and pry it out. Pry the little tongue off the or out of the housing. Now get your fingers in between the door panel and the door itself, and pop it free of the plastic clips that hold it in place. Don't forget about the clip up on the top of the mirror that covers where the, next to the mirror the little triangle piece there, pop that out. Then once you've got it out, lift it up off the jam, off the sill, and pull it out of the way.

Removing the passenger's side door panel is the same operation, a little bit different, you just pry out a trim panel that's on the door pull, and behind that trim panel are two T30 screws. There are those screws right there, and you'll also have to pry up on the window switch and disconnect that.

Remove the rubber cap. Use your Torx 25 bit and your socket wrench, and remove the screw that's holding the outer door lock cylinder in place. Now go ahead and pull out the handle and pull of the cover that goes around the door lock cylinder. After you've done that, you're going to pull the handle out, slide back and then out again, give it a little twist, and then go ahead and remove that rubber gasket that goes around the door lock cylinder. Use a Torx 25 to loosen up on that screw. Remove the rubber trim piece that goes around the lock and unlock knob, and then, using a pocket screwdriver, you're going to locate the harness, and there's a maroon clip that you need to pull up on, so wedge that between the connector and that clip, pull up, and pull out on the harness. Disconnect the yellow clip and pull the rod out.

Using a Torx 30 bit, remove the three screws that hold the door lock actuator in place. I'll fast-forward through taking those three screws out. Twist the rod and pull it out. Now, with everything loose, you're going to want to push that lock cylinder and assembly towards the front of the car and then down. With that down and inside of the door panel go ahead and pull out the inside door handle framework and the door lock actuator. You're going to have to contort it to get it to come out. Remove the arm. If you need to swap over the yellow clip use a pair of needle nosed pliers to push in on the tabs and then pull it out. You'll probably have to do the same with the link rod as well.

If you need to swap over the cable, you're going to want to pull out on the tab and then pull it out. Now take your cable and put the socket, the ball in the socket there, and then you're going to want to clip the end of the cable back into its spot. Then you're going to go ahead and swap over the yellow connector if you're new part does not come with it. You're going to do the same with the link rod.

Insert the inner door handle assembly. Once inside, pull it up, lock it in place, make sure you've got it all lined up. Tighten the screw back up. Inside the door you can see that that lock rod is free. Go ahead back in with the door lock actuator. Line up the rod from the door lock actuator to the inner door handle assembly and then push in. You're going to need to position the door lock actuator inside the door at an angle to get the door lock rod into place.

Reinstall the three screws that hold the door lock actuator in place. I'm going to go ahead and fast-forward through putting those screws back in. Reinstall the rod into that yellow clip and lock it in place. Connect the harness to the door lock actuator, and press down on the maroon clip. Install the rubber grommet that goes around the door lock rod. I'm going to fast-forward as I reinstall that white inner door panel cover.

Putting the door panel back on. Connect the one connector that's supposed to be connected behind there, and then pull the rest of them through where the switch back and door handle is going to be. Once you get that done, put your unlock button through, and position the door panel on the sill and press down. Once the panel is seated, go ahead and give it a couple tabs on the edges to seat those plastic clips.

I'm reinstalling the Torx 30 screws, the two of them that go in the door handle switch pack assembly. I'm going to fast-forward through reinstalling those two screws. Reinstall the little pad that goes over those two screws. Reinstall the plastic rivet that goes in the edge of the door panel. Reinstall the door handle, and make sure that you plug in your unlock and lock button, and then put your cable into the ball end of the cable into the socket there, and press down with the cable into the housing. Then press it back in. Reinstall the Torx 30 screw, tighten it up, and then close the cover.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife
  • Flashlight

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver
  • T25 Driver


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