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3 out 4 power locks and rear lift gate not locking. Only driver side works. When I use the remote I can hear the locks trying to engage. One of my sliding doors is frozen can't get it to unlock manually or slide open manually. They told me that it is a electrical problem.

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    THE DRIVER SIDE DOOR LOCK WILL NOT LOCK OR UNLOCK THE DOOR. THE PASSENGER SIDE DOOR LOCK WILL LOCK THE DOOR BUT WILL NOT UNLOCK THE DOOR.

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I have this problem with one of my locks. I have been told that it is the actuator.

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