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Automatic door locks

My automatic door locks don't work either from the lock inside the car or with remote. The remote makes sound of locking but the car doesn't lock. Please help me

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  • tonyh62 Oct 22, 2008

    after it rain all night, I tried to open doors with remote, to no avail. Lights indicated that it should be opening. but only back LID door will work with remote. manual lock swicth will not work on any locks.

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I just bought my 2005 3 days ago and now the locks wount work with remote or button inside.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    I had the same issue with my 2005 dodge caravan SXT. Pulled the IOD fuse, left it out for about 5 minutes and put it back in.... Tada! Presto! It works.

  • masonsdad Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same issue. Pulling the IOD fuse works for a few days, then they stop working again. Will the BCM update fix this?

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009


    • I had the same problem, So I pulled the IOD fuse left it out for about 5 mins and it is as good as new.

    • Thanks

  • Kevin Kittinger Mar 02, 2009

    My 2004 T&C has a similar problem. I am unable to unlock both the front door and the two side doors from either the remote (Fob) or from the door unlock button on the trim. I read another post about a similar problem... See below.

    There is a Technical Service bulletin out on
    this. The BCM may need to be reprogrammed by the dealer. There seems to
    be a lot of other T&C’s with the same issue. The dealer does the
    reprogramming.





    NUMBER: 08-040-04


    GROUP: Electrical


    DATE: December 9, 2004


    THE DRBIII(R) FLASH FILES FOR THIS BULLETIN ARE AVAILABLE ON DealerCONNECT.

    FOR MARKETS OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, THE FLASH
    FILES AND REPROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON ITIL/ISIS DVD
    FEBRUARY, 2005.


    SUBJECT:


    Flash: Driver And Passenger Power Door Lock Switches Inoperative And Opening the Liftgate Triggers The Theft Alarm


    OVERVIEW:


    This bulletin involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Body Control Module (BCM) with new software.


    MODELS:


    2004 - 2005 (RG) Chrysler Voyager (International Markets)





    2004 - 2005 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan


    NOTE :This bulletin applies to 2005 vehicles
    equipped with Power Locks only (sales code JPB) and 2004 - 2005
    vehicles equipped with Power Locks, Power Liftgate, and Security Alarm
    (sales codes JPB, JRC and LSA respectively).

    SYMPTOM/CONDITION:


    The vehicle operator may describe:


    ^ The alarm sounds erroneously when opening the power liftgate using the key fob while the Vehicle Theft Alarm (VTA) is armed.


    ^ The driver's and/or passenger's door lock switches are inoperative.



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I just had this problem tonight, did a Yahoo search and happened on this site, just tried pulling the IOD fuse (located in the covered panel next to the battery BTW), and re-installed it, and everything works again. Thanks for the tip!

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Cdf0263, try this. I became frustrated that I could not find fuse IOD. So, I reason that removing fuse foR 20 seconds would be the same as removing power to all cercuits. So I DICONNECTED BOTH TERMINALS TO THE BATTARY. WAITED WHILEIi HAD A CUP OF COFFEE, THEN I RE-INSTALLED batt. poles. Results: The locks worked with remote and manual. PROBLEM S O L V E D!!!!
HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU TOO.

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Try pulling the cluster fuse IOD, I believe, for 20 secs or so. It seems as though all the front technology is controlled by that fuse. Worked for me, good luck. Let me know if it works.

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There is a software update for the body control module available from the dealer

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