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Door locks activate at random with key off

98 Olds Achieva gives me problems with a dead battery almost every day. I can walk by my car and hear the door locks switching back and forth at random without car being cranked. i have the same problem.. its quiet annoying.. it also does it randomly when im driving down the road

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    try disconnecting the reciever for the remote locks and see if the issue goes away.

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First things first. Find out whats draining your battery. Systems with less than 12 volts can do very strange things.

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Door locks


well your key fob finnaly met its end of days

http://www.remotesunlimited.com/?OVRAW=car%20alarm%20remote&OVKEY=car%20alarm%20remote&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=2211521522&OVKWID=21052597022

this is the link for new key fobs and they have tech on hand to walk you threw coding the key fob
they sale to every one but mostly dealers and this has the better prices when you order then dealer does
all you need to do is call them give them the model numbers of old key fob and your vehicle specs and you can order new fob here

now with the battery drain hole its in the middle under the battery unfortunatley but easy fix find where all the water is congregating at say to one side get a drill and bit and drill small weep hole where the water is sitting at this will relieve the water

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