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Door lock on front right side will not operate by the power control from either the driver side toggle switch nor the passenger side . What could possibly be the problem? Thanks!

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The door locks are operated by solenoids and they have a tendency to rust in place if not used frequently. If yours are, then the solenoid coil may have failed. They are pretty reliable but not perfect.
You might check the owner's manual (or better yet, an after-market service manual to see if the mechanism is accessible for lubricating. Otherwise, the door panel will have to come off and they never seem to be as new again. 

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