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1999 oldsmobile Alero Door Lock

My passenger door lock does not operate under the electronic system. I have to manually lock and open the door. I guess the electronics need replacing.
What is the problem and how do I fix it.

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  • negcmgillz Feb 28, 2009

    I have the same problem, I hear the relay clicking but the locks will not shut. The unlock function still works, but the locking does not.

  • houkster24 Apr 24, 2009

    I was sitting at a light when all of the sudden all the doors unlocked for no reason. Now the doors will not automatically lock when you put the car in gear and will not automatically unluck when you turn the ignition off. Otherwise, the key fob still works and you can lock the doors manually.

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    Ed Woods May 11, 2010

    Sounds like either the actuator went bad or a broken wire. best bet is to take it to a car accessory shop and ask them to look at it. Unless you can change the acuator on your own. I would remove the door panel and check the wires for power in the door...


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Sound like the bi directional solenoid. your power window has two of them . unlock solenoid lock solenoid .sound like the lock solenoid is bad or the relay or it could be a short.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

  • Jonah Oneal Mar 19, 2009

    lock solenoid is bad.thats why it wont lock.


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