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July 30th, 2011, 7:20 PM   #1  
Door Lock Actuator Issues - Info, Solution


2007-2014 GM Door Lock Actuator Repair - Click the Pic !

Now You Can Buy the Motor With a New Gear Pre-Installed!

GruvenParts.com is proud to release our repair for the 2007-2014 GM door lock actuators. In most cases, the faulty motor within the actuator burns out but the rest of the actuator unit is still fine. GruvenParts.com has corrected this design flaw by developing a new high torque motor with the factory correct wiring input. Our motors have passed rigorous 35,000 lock/unlock cycle testing without issue. We warranty all units for 1 year, but if there are ever any issues with the product we ask you to contact us immediately even if outside the warranty period. Please read the repair options below before ordering.

Repair Options
Buy Motor Only and Install Yourself - Save $$. Click the product image above to visit the product page and read the motor only install procedure.

Buy a Repaired Actuator : Our FAA licensed Airframe and Powerplant mechanics disassemble the broken actuators, clean and lubricate the core components, and replace the unreliable GM electric motor within the unit with our new high torque design with the factory correct wiring input. The repaired units are bolted back together using appropriate fasteners and can be easily re-serviced. The repaired actuator is fully tested and warranted.

Send Us Your Actuator for Repair : Send in your actuator to the address specified on the Product Page. We will accomplish the repair described above and send it back to you within 1-2 weeks.

BEFORE ORDERING THE ACTUATOR :
Please email Paul@GruvenParts.com with your actuator part number so we can ensure we have it in stock. You can call your dealer parts department and provide them your VIN # and they will give you all your actuator part numbers. Remember : LF (Left Front) is Drivers Side Front, RR (Right Rear) is Passenger Side Rear.

Eligible Models
2007-2014 GM models including Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade, Silverado, Suburban, Sierra, Avalanche (and others) as well as Malibu and Cadillac sedans using any of the following door lock actuator part numbers (and very likely many others):

25873487 25876390 15896625 25945737 15896626 25876389 25873488 25945736 20783850 25811735 25876386 25945752 25848878 25866299 25863021 25876382 25955017 22741770 22862025 25876384 25863019 25876388 15896624 25873485 25945754 20783852 25876393 25789215 25876394 25945741 25876387 25873486 25789213 25876385 25945738 25876391 20783859 15896628 25873490 25789219 25876397 25945749 25876383 22785476 22785607 25876451 25843164 22791036 22862238 25876521 25876380 20783844 25945746 25863017 25876398 20777854 20777855 25945739 15896627 25876392 20783860 25873489 25876536 22791011 19210210 25873490 13581405 22865521 25829641 25876452 20772313 20772312 22865519 25876463 22865520 25876451 20772311 25876462 22865518 25840363 20785785 25879295

Please keep checking back on this list, as it continually grows.

Core Charge
There is a $20 core charge when ordering the actuator from us which is refunded when you send us your old actuator in serviceable condition (ie, not ripped apart, burned, run over, ect...). Please send your old actuator to the address listed on the product page to receive the $20 core refund. Please include a copy of your original order invoice and write "CORE" on the package. There is no core on the "Motor Only" option.

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Do you have a dead actuator lying around the garage? Are you a GM service tech or independent shop that has buckets of these things collecting dust or filling up your waste bins? You may be able to send them to us for a $10 credit or check and help out other GM owners. We are actively building our Cores inventory and need your serviceable actuators. If they are serviceable, we'll issue you a $10 credit or check (your choice). Please email Paul@GruvenParts.com with your part number(s).

An installation video has now been posted showing exactly how to replace the motor in your existing actuator ! Big thanks to Fernando for getting this done !


This video shows how to install WITHOUT tapping machine threads - much easier for "field repairs". Check it out !

2007-2014 GM Door Lock Actuator Repair - Click Here to Order!


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July 11th, 2012, 3:21 PM   #2  
Is there a way to fix this without spending $1,200 to repair this on all 4 of my doors?

 
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July 12th, 2012, 9:53 AM   #3  
failures

I've had THREE fail under warranty, and I'll be damned if they don't fix it under threat of me kicking their asses for the LIFE of the vehicle. which, being a GM will be about 10 minutes...

 
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August 1st, 2012, 9:20 AM   #4  
I just sent an email and PM to someone named Michelle who is supposedly with GM customer service. We'll see if anything happens...Sure hope so.

 
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July 24th, 2013, 7:05 PM   #5  
can I buy just the new electric motors? If yes, how much?

 
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July 25th, 2013, 7:40 AM   #6  
Posted By: tech2 can I buy just the new electric motors? If yes, how much?
Yes! Just choose motor only from drop down menu on product page.

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July 25th, 2013, 8:56 AM   #7  
Looks like the same type of motor that used to be used in slot cars and are also in the exterior folding mirror in my 07 Tahoe which cost almost $1000 thru your friendly Gm dealer. Motors are probably worth a couple of bucks.

 
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July 25th, 2013, 5:28 PM   #8  
lol slot cars... I was going to say that too....

 
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July 26th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #9  
I wish it were that simple. This is a special design motor, I had to buy 1,000 of them to even make them. Then the pinion gear was also specialized as well, had a huge min run on them as well. I figured they would be off the shelf items but that is not the case.

I love my truck dont get me wrong, but i couldnt bare not having power door locks, its almost impossible to even reach through the back to unlock rear doors. So, this has to be fixed. And GM is simply waiting for someone to kick the internet cord out of the wall at this point. There is not going to be a recall or really anything offered by GM to rectify. Its a S.O.B. of an unacceptable situation.


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November 21st, 2013, 9:19 AM   #10  
I have a bunch but I'll have to look into S&H cost from Canada.

 
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