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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old May 26th, 20, 8:29 PM Thread Starter
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Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

Hello everyone. I have a numbers matching 1970 LS5 and am going through every detail on the car to ensure it is era correct. I don't have a build sheet but am trying to have the car be as close to original as I can tell. My question is this: My passenger door, when opened and the lock is manually put in the locked position by hand, will pop the lock back to unlocked when the door is shut. My driver door does not do this, it stays locked when the door is open, I manually lock it, and then close the door.

Some research has told me that the door locks are actually supposed to be like my passenger door where the lock pops to unlock when the door is closed, not like my driver door that stays locked. So, is this true, and if so, where can I find the anti-lock out mechanism so I can correct my driver door's lock? Thank you all for your help!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old May 26th, 20, 9:25 PM
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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

Hello,

The driver's side door lock on my 70 El Camino behaves exactly as yours. So does my passenger door lock. So if its wrong, we are both wrong.

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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

To be honest I rarely lock my doors but I believe they should both act as the drivers door does.

Well now you have me wondering. Why would they act differently? Doesnít make sense to me.
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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

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To be honest I rarely lock my doors but I believe they should both act as the drivers door does.

Well now you have me wondering. Why would they act differently? Doesnít make sense to me.
My guess is that my passenger door lock is original since passenger doors get used significantly less than driver doors. Locks wear out over time, especially on a 50-year-old car, and that my driver's door lock was replaced at some point before I bought the car. This is all a complete guess, I could be totally wrong.

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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

Try depressing the lock with the door open. Then close the door while holding the door open button in on the outside handle. Should stay locked then.
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Try depressing the lock with the door open. Then close the door while holding the door open button in on the outside handle. Should stay locked then.
It does, but that isn’t what I’m looking for here, I’m trying to determine if both of my doors should do it and where can I find the part to fix my driver side door if so.

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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

I thought that 'feature' (not a feature I want) was only on the older Chevelles, and that 70-72 did not have that feature (my '71 never popped the locks back up when closing the doors - you push the lock down, then close the door - stays locked).

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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

Both doors on my 70 Elco require that you hold the outside pushbutton in when locking the door.
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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

Lol, a lot of conflicting reports so far. If anyone has their original car from 70 or another year and can fill us in on your door lock situation, that would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

I can tell you for certain that on our 1969 impala, bought new, you had to hold the door handle button in for the door to lock. My dad let me know about it every time I closed the door. Little kids never listen, lol.

Iíll test my 70 tonight, pretty sure the handles are original.
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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

I have never heard of that. I can assure you that both the doors on my 71 just require pushing the button down and closing the door. No holding of the handle button.

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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

Jason,

The 1970 Chevelle Owner's Manual on page 23 describes the factory operation of the door locks. They are supposed to unlock when you close the door to prevent you being locked out of the car. To keep it locked as the door closes, you have to push in the "outside door handle plunger" while closing the door. Both my car doors with the factory door latch acted this way. The aftermarket latch I recently installed on the worn driver side door does not unlock as it closes. Your door latches might be aftermarket without this safety feature.
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Jason,

The 1970 Chevelle Owner's Manual on page 23 describes the factory operation of the door locks. They are supposed to unlock when you close the door to prevent you being locked out of the car. To keep it locked as the door closes, you have to push in the "outside door handle plunger" while closing the door. Both my car doors with the factory door latch acted this way. The aftermarket latch I recently installed on the worn driver side door does not unlock as it closes. Your door latches might be aftermarket without this safety feature.
I thought so as well, thank you for pointing this out to me. Now I need to find an original door lock for the drivers side.

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Re: Anti Lock-Out Door Locks?

Best way to verify is to look up the latch part numbers for each of 69-72 That should reveal the correct part information. MAYBE someone has a parts book handy?

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