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My automatic door locks keep clicking up and down even when the car is parked..

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  • flemminster Jan 11, 2009

    I dont have an answer for you but I have the same problem but it will happen when I'm driving or parked running or not...?

  • IndianaJons7 Apr 01, 2009

    Hey Lynco, is that where you're from?

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I found that water had dripped into the power lock switch and shorted out the circuit board. This caused all of the problems that you described above. Replace your driver side door lock switch and you should be set.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • Lynco Apr 02, 2009

    I'm from Illinois.

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