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1998 explorer door locks not working at each door

Except at tale gate this button locks & unlocks all doors fuse OK. I would like to get my wife a remote type system installed or would that fix it. No remote on truck now just power locks.

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Bulldog Security makes a Very Unexpensive system that you can Install and fix this Problem. Just go to and find one for your Ford Or Wal-Mart carries these to. I put Remote Start with Remote Doors, Windows, and Extra's on my 95' Silverado, WORKS GREAT!!!

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What fuse is it for rear hatch actuator 99envoy

One fuse powers all door lock actuators . The other door locks work ? if so it's not a fues problem .
The following locking functions are included on the vehicle:
• All the doors unlock -- All the doors will unlock, including the endgate/liftgate, when any power door unlock switch is detected. The passenger doors lock directly by pressing the lock switches. The driver door unlocks by the BCM using a driver door unlock relay.
• All the doors lock -- All the doors will lock, including the endgate/liftgate, when any power door lock switch is activated. All the lock actuators will activate directly from the power door lock switch (external to the BCM).
• The end/lift gate lock switch -- All the doors will lock or unlock from the end/lift gate lock switch

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I have 2005 chevy tahoe my doors all licks but my liftgate door with window stays open use to lock w all my doors? I havent check anytjing yet? I cant lock it.

Here is how it works !
Liftgate Locking Operation
The lift gate will lock any time the vehicle is shifted out of park on vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission and at vehicle speeds exceeding 5 kph with manual transmission. This happens in conjunction with auto door locks if enabled or independently of auto door locks if the feature is disabled. This ensures that the lift gate is locked anytime the vehicle is shifted out of park or when the vehicle is in motion.
The lift gate lock relay supply and coil sides receive a constant voltage through the battery voltage supply circuit and the ECC fuse. The normally closed contact is connected to ground and the control side is connected to the body control module (BCM). A lock function will occur when a door lock switch activation, keyless entry lock transmission, auto door lock function or a lift gate lock function has been received by the BCM. The BCM will then ground the control side of the lift gate lock relay. This energizes the relay and allows voltage to be applied to the lift gate lock actuator lock control circuit. Since the other side of the lift gate lock actuator is connected to the normally closed contacts of the door unlock relay to ground, the lift gate will lock. When an unlock function occurs the BCM will ground the control side of the unlock relay and the rear doors and lift gate will unlock.
The BCM also runs diagnostics on the lift gate lock relay control circuit and will set DTC B3825 as current and also send a Class 2 message to the DIC. The DIC will display REPLACE LIFTGATE FUSE to inform the driver that a fault has been detected in the lift gate lock circuit and that the lift gate is not locked. Faults that will set the DTC and cause the DIC to display the message could be any of the following:
An open ECC fuse

An open or short to ground in the lift gate lock relay battery positive voltage circuit

A faulty lift gate lock relay

An open or short to ground in the lift gate lock relay control circuit

A short to ground in the lift gate lock actuator lock control circuit

A faulty BCM

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Remote with new battery seems to have all functions except the lock door function. The armrest control has normal function and will lock and unlock. The remote will then unlock but will not lock. This is a...

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1998 Ford Explorer XL. Driver's side door will lock but not unlock. Inside handle does not work, stopped completely. Sometimes the door will unlock with the power button, but not any more. I found a...

Hello Jeroboam777d,

News FLASH...!!

Things are seldom made better by needle-nosing
out parts and throwing them over your shoulder.

Fortunately these are still sold new from your dealers
(my preference is ROCKAUTO)

(see below)

1998 FORD EXPLORER 5 0L V8 Door Lock Actuator RockAuto

Universal kits are even available from AMAZON and of course there is ALWAYS eBay.

part from 1998 to 2003

Happy hunting.

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Back door wont unlock

I have a 1999 Chrysler T&C 3.8 liter like yours and it sounds
like you are having the same the same problem I had.
Every time you hit the door unlock or lock button, it made a loud
buzz like you just missed a question on a game show. ;-)

It turned out the problem was the rear lift gate lock actuator. The part costs
about $40 from the dealer if I can recall correctly.

The repair involves: 1st removing the middle and rear seats to get
access from the inside to the rear gate
(obviously you will have to remove the seats from the side doors
since the rear gate won't open yet)

Remove the plastic inside rear gate panel and molding (phillips screws)
Once you remove the panel, you may see a way to manually
open the rear gate. As I recall, I think there was a access opening
covered from the inside with a black weather/insulation tape.
Carefully removing this out of the way gave access to a way to
manually open the gate, making the rest of the work easy.

Remove the electrical connector and the mounting bolts
to remove from the actuator. It is attached to the inside
rear gate with 2 or 3 bolts (10 mm?)

Remove the old one and replace the part, then put it all back
together, make sure you reconnect the electrical connector

Takes about an hour for the whole job (max)

Hope this helps,


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I remember when I had my 1998 F150, which is virtually the same vehicle as a truck, I had this same problem and found it to be a child lock.

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1998 Ford Explorer Door Lock

Hey guys , i got one that i think i know whats wrong but i want to check with others to see, ok so here it is my lock switch on the drivers side only unlocks the doors it does not lock but all the other lock switches in the car fully work so im thinkin maybe its the driver side door lock switch.

This is a common problem with this model. If you access the wires in the boot between the door you will find a broken wire about an inch from the connector. Hope this helps!!

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