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2003 Ram 1500 door locks

I have a 2003 Ram 1500 with problems with the electric door locks. The temperatures here have been extremely cold (-20f) and the problem started when the left rear door wouldn't un/lock electrically. Now the driver side front door won't lock/unlock electrically either. I saw a mini-van with a similar problem and a suggested solution of the control panel. Any suggestions before taking it to the dealer? One design flaw I see is that snow gets onto the drivers side contol panel when opening the door. I try to minimize the amout of rain/snow getting on the panel but it's impossible to keep it completely dry.

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  • byrondavis74 Jan 03, 2009

    Why would it only affect the left side doors? Both of the doors on the right operate normally. Thanks for the comment.

  • jesemelberg Feb 11, 2009

    I have a 2002Ram 1500 Quad - the rear passenger door lock locks, but will not unlock. When attempting to unlock it sounds like a threaded rod rubbing on metal. The drivers side rear door is now doing the same occassionaly. Is this a electronic component problem?

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Not a lot that can be done about this. Its the Actuator inside the Doors. It gets cold and operates Very slowly. Not particular to any one Make or Model.

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 03, 2009

    Could have used different Viscocity Lubricant from Factory. Worked at GM for a While, There are Seperate Employees working on Both sides During Manufacturing.

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