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I'd lean toward the door lock actuators being bad. Unfortunately, on your year model, the acuators are built as an assembly with the door latches. Definitely get a second opinion before dropping money on the parts.
Posted on Oct 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Open the trunk and pull back the drivers side liner inside of the trunk. You can follow the black cable to the fuel door. When you reach a black wing tipped connector you twist the 90 degrees and it will pop out and the door will open.
What was the original problem?
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
I promise this works 'cause I used it:
Put the key in the ignition, move the intermittent wiper control to the middle possition and then turn the key on.
just to clarify it's the ring that controlls the intermittent wiper speed and not the int / low/ high switch.
What this does is it resets the multiplex unit that controlls the accessories such as the power door locks. This problem usually happens once the battery has been removed or disconnected and reconnected. Every once in a while the multiplex systems lock up. Especially on the 98s. That's how you wake em up.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
My 1996 Honda had the same thing on the driver side door.
It was caused by a deteriorated rubber stop inside the door lock actuator module. The module is buried down in the lower outside corner of the door. Inside the module there is a track on which two electrical contacts slide along with the actuator, and a small rubber bumper stop. When this stop deteriorates, the contacts over travel and run off the track. Evidently this confuses the actuator controller into oscillation. The control module limits the time this occurs, so the buzz stops after a short while. There is somewhat of a spring return action to the mechanism, so the contacts return to the track, making things good again.
The dealer couldn't get just the rubber part, so $130+ for the whole module. My make-shift o-ring replacement only lasted a few months.
Definitely a chore to get the module out and back in.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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