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Doors not locking but will unlock. Sometimes randomly lock itself

It i move the control thing to lock the doors most of the time it wont do anything. But i can get it to unlock every time. Also sometimes when im driving or sitting they will just automatically lock. Anyone know what this could be?

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Seems like a faulty switch connection since the front doors apparently work. in other words it is recieving current.

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Do you have an aftermarket system or both well as an O.E alarm?

check your lock switches on the car. usually one of them can be stuck due to cold weather, or just went bad. if you have one lock switch not working then that wil most likely need to be fixed. before you continue. or you can remove the connector to the known bad switch. without doing any indepth testing there is not much you can do without having someone test anything else.
hopfully its something easy. There could be a few otherthings but it would need to be more in depth.

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sounds like a ground issue to me have all grounds checked could be jus bad ground.

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Im no professional but i did recently buy a 93 maxima and i have the same security alarm problem and my powered locks dont work at all. im taking off the door panel today to take a look and see if the alarm sensor is loose or damaged, if it is, ill probably just disconnect it. one thing i have noticed though is that when i hit the lock or unlock button, i hear a faint click from the dashboard area which im assuming is the solenoid on a transistor which would mean that the buttons work but the transistor isnt delivering power. Semi-Solution for Locks: Listen for very quiet click when you lock/unlock doors, if you hear it, uve got major work to do, if you dont, then take apart the door and check the switch connections. Semi-Solution for Alarm: take off the door panel and disconnect the sensor.

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SOURCE: My 1998 nissan pathfinder auto door lock clicks

That sounds like a possible bad door lock switch to me. I have also seen defective door lock control modules cause the same symptoms. These things can also cause your battery to drain because it is probably also doing this when the vehicle is shut off. The power lock solenoids in the doors will also bedestroyed if it is allowed to continue.

If you cannot get it diagnosed and repaired right away, I recommend unplugging your door lock control module to prevent furter damage to the vehicle. Yours is located under the dash next to the fuse block. (See picture)


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