Central locking- grinding noise coming from the door

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When I lock the car using the fob, there is a grinding noise coming from the door areas.
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Hi Yido62

When I lock the car using the fob, there is a grinding noise coming from the door areas.
does the sound like the buzzing noise from the door of a Citroen C3 in this video?



Demo of Buzzing door locks on a Cit...
Demo of Buzzing door locks on a Citroen C3



if yes, then its probably a faulty door solenoid pack. Just one, so you will need to listen to find which one it is. Other people have had the same problem, its quite common as the C3 get older. You can pick up the lock solenoids on ebay -- here --

and some instructions how to get the lock out and there are more posts about removing the door panel etc..

this post shows what was charged by a garage to change the locks
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cheers Arfur, will check that out and let you know.
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