FIXED: Sliding Door is not latching. What is the purpose of that motor?

Mitsubishi Delica L400 production commenced in 1994 -- After much anticipation, the L400 arrived on Canadian Soil in 2009!
User avatar
TRUTHautomotive
Posts: 84
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:43 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: Delica L400 High Roof
Location: Calgary

FIXED: Sliding Door is not latching. What is the purpose of that motor?

Postby TRUTHautomotive » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:13 pm

So this happened.

I removed the panels on the sliding door and found that the rear latch has some sort of motor attached to it. I disconnected the lever from this motor and voila the door latches fine, power locks still seem to work.

I am usually all for deleting unnecessary electrical components and would be satisfied leaving it disconnected, but usually it isn't a bad idea to figure out what it actually does...

Can anyone shed some light on this? I will post a photograph tomorrow morning for clarity.
Last edited by TRUTHautomotive on Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.
TRUTH Automotive Services
General and JDM Maintenance in Calgary AB

User avatar
Mr. Flibble
Posts: 1383
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:31 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 1995 L400 Royal Exceed
Location: Issaquah, Washington
Location: Issaquah, Washington

Re: Sliding Door is not latching. What is the purpose of that motor?

Postby Mr. Flibble » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:20 pm

When the contacts on the door close, the motor starts up and pulls the door inward. This allows you to close the door very quietly and without slamming it.

Often the contacts get dirty where the door closes, and if you clean them the motor starts working again.
Canadian living in Washington USA

User avatar
TRUTHautomotive
Posts: 84
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:43 am
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: Delica L400 High Roof
Location: Calgary

Re: Sliding Door is not latching. What is the purpose of that motor?

Postby TRUTHautomotive » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:53 am

That is exactly what the situation was. Fixed!
TRUTH Automotive Services
General and JDM Maintenance in Calgary AB

User avatar
Big-Bird
Posts: 1217
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:57 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/index.php?cat=20974
Vehicle: 96 PE8W Spacegear
Location: Calgary

Re: FIXED: Sliding Door is not latching. What is the purpose of that motor?

Postby Big-Bird » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:50 pm

Same advice I gave you in a PM so at least we're consistent. Aside from your youngster's bedtime hopefully you can show up with your buddy and your Mitsubishi!

A&W food is good.....peppered bacon on a sirloin burger.....(slobber.....drool).
Yeah I joined the Dark Side because the medical plan is top shelf!

Image

frostyfriday
Posts: 24
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:27 pm
Member's Photo Album: http://www.delica.ca/Photos/
Vehicle: 95 Delica L400 swb
Location: Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Contact:

FIXED: Sliding Door is not latching. What is the purpose of that motor?

Postby frostyfriday » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:38 pm

Can you perhaps give me some insight as to how you removed the sliding door trim?

-Dennis


Return to “L400 Technical”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests