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post #136 of 143 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 09:00 AM
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I sealed the cover back together just by popping it back in place. I was very careful prying it apart and saw no reason why it shouldnt just snap back together nice and tight which it appeared to.

I also find it odd that it took a week for this to happen, then again its about 15 degrees hotter than when I installed it so the plastic is a bit softer I guess. If this ends up being an "imperfect" fix I'm going to have to write it off as a non viable option as I dont really like the idea of having part of my car glued or ziptied together.

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Anyone live around the Bay Area of CA? I'm willing to pay a member to do this for me if they're interested. It would also be nice to meet a fellow IS member in person as well. I just ordered the Actuator from eBay and it should be here soon.

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I am about to do this too.

Here's my question,

On ebay i see TWO motors.
One with just a round shaft for .99 cents
NEW / replaces Mabuchi FC 280PC-22125 and FC280PT-22125 - eBay (item 270717876995 end time Mar-16-11 13:11:13 PDT)

and one with a "Collar" on it for 8.90
MABUCHI MOTOR FC-280PT-22125 DOOR LOCK ACTUATOR REPAIR - eBay (item 120686174761 end time Mar-18-11 23:49:58 PDT)

Nobody has really addressed this collar? Do I want the 8 dollar one here, or is that collar going to come off the old motor?

I also read that someone completely swapped the old shaft in place of the new shaft.

Just though I would ask first.
I purchased 4 direct replacement motors (no modifications required) from Digi-Key for $25 (shipping included). Original motor was a PAN14EE 12AB and I installed the PAN14EE 112AA1 which has a little more RPM (12k vrs 9k) but is the exact same motor and their recommended replacement motor. Installed the first one and it works just the same as the existing locks. Have one more bad motor to replace and 2 spares for when the other two break.
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Just did my drivers door. It took a couple of hours but it was well worth it spending $6>$90+labor. Much love to this site, saved me money and I'm learning so much about my first car. Don't know how people did DIY stuff before car forums lol
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Very good thread. Finished mine up last weekend. Definitely saved me some money!
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Just found and ordered the motors with a D style flat shaft. Here is the ebay link for anyone ordering in the future. Hoping it will be a direct replacement.

Mabuchi Nichibo Door Lock Motor Short Long Flat D Round Collar FC280PC22125 | eBay
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Found this thread today. I know it is old but still want to share the info.
I see Amazon has the whole actuator for $19.99:

At this price, why bother fixing the motor.
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Did you install the new actuator yet? Any issues or problems (fitment, filing, etc...) ?

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