[ROVERNET - UK] SD1 Lock System

Glen Wilson rovercar at comcast.net
Sun Sep 2 19:43:41 BST 2007


I think you are right about the function of the capacitors. You need an 
initial jolt of current to move those solenoids. Most of the problems 
are in the switches on the console, at least in the old 1980 cars sold 
in the USA. There is some sort of lubricant inside the switches that 
mixes with corrosion from the switch contacts. The resistance rises 
until the stop working altogether. The switches in our US cars could be 
carefully disassembled, cleaned, and then reassembled. Mine worked fine 
for years after doing this. The same was true of the electric window 


vic muscat wrote:
> After 9 years of non use, the locks on my remaining
> SD1 are somewhat erratic (to say the least).
> Could someone please tell me the function of the two 
> capacitors?
> Years ago I got the impression that the charge stored
> in them actuated the locks. Now I'm wondering if their
> function is to keep voltage spikes out of the vehicle
> ground.
> I'd appreciate your insight!
> Thanks, Vic
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