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Power Lock and Windshield Repair Service

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Power Lock and Windshield Repair Service

Today, even moderately priced vehicles often come with power locks. While highly reliable, they can fail from time to time. If you’re having problems with your power locks, here are some of the possible causes.

  1. Key fob issues – The source of the problem may be as simple as a dead battery in your key fob. Your owner’s manual should give you the number of the replacement battery you need. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, you may have a defective key fob. In that case, you’ll need to take your fob to the dealer for assistance.
  2. A blown fuse – If it’s not a fob issue, this could be the root cause of the lock problem. The owner’s manual will tell you the location of the fuse box. Check the fuse diagram and locate the fuse that helps operate the door locks. If there’s a gap in the metal squiggle of the fuse, the fuse is blown and must be replaced.
  3. Solenoid problem – The solenoid is an electrical device that helps operate the door locks. When it receives a signal from the key fob, it responds by moving a rod that locks or unlocks the door. The solenoid is located inside the door panel, and the panel has to be removed for the defective device to be replaced.
  4. Broken rod or connector – Possibly, one of the rods or plastic connectors that are part of the lock mechanism has broken. If that’s the case, it must be replaced. Replacing either one requires removing the door panel.


  6. Other electrical issues – One final possibility is an electrical malfunction. That could be a frayed wire in the system that’s creating an electrical short that keeps the mechanism from working properly.

Door and Window Lock Repair and Glass Repair and Replacement in Chicago

If you’re having problems with either door or window locks on your vehicle, come see us at Frank’s Auto Glass. Our expert technicians will quickly diagnose your problem and have you back on the road in no time at all.

Of course, we provide windshield repair and replacement, along with window repairs at competitive prices. We carry a complete line of new and high quality used auto glass. We also provide mobile windshield repair service in the Chicago area. So whatever your needs – lock repair or auto glass services – come see us today. At Frank’s Auto Glass, customer service and total customer satisfaction are always our number one priorities!

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

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