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Door lock system does not work properly

The remote will lock and unlock the rear door but not the driver and passenger doors. When disconnected the battery for few hours and reconnected it back the door lock system worked fine for a day or two. What should I do?

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Apparently the receiver has separate outputs for the passenger/driver's door and the hatch.
I don't know where the receiver is located in your Caravan but it has become intermittant and needs either repair or replacement.
The electronics involved are worth about $5 but I'm afraid you will pay far more for it since it is proprietary and the dealer can put just about any price on they wish.
I would 'shop' that replacement cost via phone before turning it over to any dealer.  They will compete if they know you are paying attention. 
This could be a DIY job but you will need an aftermarket service manual from Chilton or Haynes; about $20-$30 US, otherwise you may have a long search to see where they have installed it. I'd bet on the removal of a few screws and unplugging one or more connectors to do the swap.     

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