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I am adding more info. Whenever I get in the van, I flip the lock knob and it locks all the doors...for me, its a safety feature...suddenly..it didn't work..I tried opening and closing the driver door many times. I can lock myself in tho, using the key fob...What can be wrong?

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Check the contact surface point of your door for locking the door , it may be dirty.

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The "lock knob" actually activates an electric switch that allows current to flow to a series of solenoids (switches) that power the lock/unlock mechanisms in each door. Since your key fob works, the mechanism is OK. Just the electric switch is bad. And only the switch in the driver's door. Replace it and the locks should work properly.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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can you lift the lock knob up at all?? If you can lift it and the door stays locked, the linkage inside the door is broken.. if you can't lift it up, then the linkage is most likely seized... you'll need to remove the door panel to actually see it

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