Question about 2005 Ford F-150

3 Answers

Ford F150 Pickup 2005 power doors unlock but will not lock

I own a 2005 F150 XLT Ford pickup. The power door locks will unlock automatically with the door button and the key fab. Neither the door button or the key fab will lock the doors. The key fab button flashes the lights when I push the lock button but it does not lock the door. Also, the system use to lock the doors when the truck would move forward. This no longer works. I think this is some safety relay or something that has failed. The buttons are not tight working up and down. I have rebuilt other door locks before when they were tight. These are smooth and easy to move. The locking mechanism makes no noise when I push the lock at all.


Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • dennis435 Nov 13, 2008

    I want to question the door lock diagnosis. I have other info that may change the diagnosis? Sorry if I was not clear. I have a 4 door F150. All 4 doors will unlock with the driver door unlock button and the key fab. None of the four doors will lock using the drivers door lock or key fab. Why would all 4 door acutators have failed the same way at the same time? Is there a relationship between them other than a lock or unlock signal? Something has effected all 4 so I would think it is electrically where all the door mechanisms come together in the system??

  • dennis435 Nov 24, 2008

    Tracy ... I had considered removing the battery cable before but just forgot about it. I listened for the under the seat clicking sound and did not hear anything. Maybe I am hard of hearing?? At any rate I did pull the battery cable and it indeed fixed the problem. Thanks for giving me that extra confirmation of a possible fix. Four stars for you!


  • rchiste Dec 02, 2008

    I have a 2004 F-150 and three of my doors will unlock bot not lock, the driver's door is the only one that works normal. They three doors started acting up at the same time so I ruled out actuators. I pulled the fuses for the BSM and even pulled the battery cable to try to reset anything but nothing happpened I got the same results. Everything else is working properly in the truck. I'm confused

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    tried door lock/unlock(key will lock but not lock door)
    electric system off

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    e-150 2000 ford door locking will unlock but not lock

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    locks goin crazy and they do not work

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    door locks automaticly opening and closing



3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had almost the identical problem on my 2005 F150 FX4 Extended cab last weekend. The power door locks would not lock using the keypad, remotes, or door buttons. Almost all other functions worked correctly. The doors unlocked, the radio delay functioned, and the interior lights dimmed. When I used the remote the horn would beep twice indicating that a door was open even there was no message on the message center that a door was open. When I used the keypad or remote, I could hear a soft click from behind the seat. I think it was coming from the body security module or body security module - whatever Ford is calling it this year. I pulled the fuse for the Power Door Locks(BSM). As I removed it, I heard a soft click - sort of like a relay resetting. It may have come from the VSM/BSM. It may have possibly been a stuck actuator releasing. I don't think so. It wasn't that load. In any case, everything is functioning correctly now.


Posted on Nov 20, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • DrLou Oct 10, 2010

    This was exactly the situation on my 2006 F-150 XLT

  • wisch11b20
    wisch11b20 Jul 26, 2012

    This just worked on my 2006 F-150. Thanks!!!!!

  • Jeff Zullo
    Jeff Zullo Feb 15, 2015

    Exact problem and resolution on my 2006 F150 Lariat....thanks!


  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert
  • 160 Answers

Door lock actuators

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

  • james lee Nov 13, 2008

    the body security module controls the door locks it is located on the driver rear cabin wall


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

2006 f150 doors do not know that they are closed or open...followed some forums which said that it was the bsm...what do we do now that the bsm is out?

Posted on Nov 19, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD-LT 4-Door Crew Cab Pickup Truck

Probably is the actuator. Common problem. The actuator is part of the complete door latch. Hopefully that is what you got from 'Dorman'.

Sep 25, 2017 | Chevrolet Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Keyless entry on car unlocks then locks back automatic

How about a year, make, model????? Not all cars are the same

Dec 23, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Door codes ford pickup f150 2005

for this concern you will have to go to a dealer a diagnostic tool needs to be connected to retrieve the code. thats if it is factory and or dealer installed.

Apr 30, 2013 | Ford F-150 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Stuck rear door

I have the same problem with my 2003 I can't get the little door open that is behind the drivers side.

Jul 29, 2010 | 2002 Ford F150 Regular Cab

1 Answer

How to program door lock to unlock when puting pickup in park on a 1999 chevy pickup 1500 ext cab

this is posted in your owners man. i think you need to pull the high beem switch back and then hit the door locks once for on and twice for off depends, i have a crew cab so they have more door unlock lock choices

Sep 21, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

1997 Chevy S-10 Doors intermittantly lock and unlock uncommanded.

try reprograming the auto locking feature,you will need the owners manual for instructions to do it,you should be able to turn off the auto-locking part of it,like when you put it in gear and the doors automatically lock.

May 09, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1 Answer

2005 F150 STX

There is Sometimes an Option in the Owners Manual to Stop this. Most of the Time though you cannot as it is a Safety Option.

Jan 21, 2009 | 2005 Ford F-150

2 Answers

1999 Ford Explorer Door Locks

Unfortunately, This is a very common problem with Ford Explorers! Ford replaces the locks when it encounters this issue. I managed to unseize my passanger door and tailgate lock, but the drivers door lock is broken beyond repair. You can purchase new remotes for your explorer and program them very easily. Just google ford key fobs...

Jan 03, 2009 | 1999 Ford Explorer

2 Answers

Power door locks will not lock

check master door switch/grounds and out put power= if all ok then look at GEM module.

Jun 17, 2008 | 2005 Ford F-150

1 Answer

92 F150 power window and locks

try taking apart and cleanig all contacts first. make sure you are getting power to switch. Sounds more switches are going bad. They usually last about 5 to 7 years before they start going out.

Jun 11, 2008 | 1992 Ford F150 SuperCab

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Ford F-150 Logo

2,796 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5575 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides