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Lock problem door won't open

The remote dose not work and I can't open the doors manually with the keys from the outside. twice I had to call the tow truck can you help me.

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Try spraying some WD40 or similar lubricant into the lock cylinder from the outside with the small straw that comes with the can. If you live in an area that uses salt or has corrosion issues, and you always use the key fob to unlock the vehicle, it's quite possible that the cylinder is frozen up with a little rust from lack of use. I have used this fix on many vehicles and as preventative maintenance on my own stuff due to similar experiences. If that doesn't work, check into any maintenance history that may have allowed a different key cut cylinder to be put in (I would see this are a rare case, but is possible).

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don't try to start the car just use your key and lock and unlock the car againg next time you want to do this try pushing the locks down per door insted of locking them all and unlocking just the driver your alarm is made to only go off is some one ganes access to the car from the outside with out a key but it also will go off if like some one busted out your windo and reached in and opened the do do you get what i'm tring to say

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SOURCE: Keyless entry no longer works, battery in fob is good.

Yep that is most likely the problem. If it worked when you dropped it off and not when you picked it up, they screwed it up. I would bet that where they picked up the power for the DVD player they created a short. If they accidentally eliminated the power feed to the tailgate lock the circuit is not complete.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: How can I jumpstart or open the hood

You can use a wood wedge to pry the top of the driver or passenger door open 1/2 to 1 inch. Then use a stiff rod to reach in the opening and push the lock button open. I used this method to get my keys locked inside my EXT with no damage. Just be careful not to damage the paint.

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SOURCE: 2006 STS drivers door won't

something came off inside your door,remove the panel and look for a plastic rod connector either off or broken.If it is off go get a new one their very cheap.
The other thing is the door lock actuator could be bad,you will know when you get inside,work the all the electric do dads and watch the motor react.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: remote control won't lock/unlock doors, but will open the trunk. What;s wrong?

There is a fuse box under the right rear seat cushion behind the driver. In that box is a 10 amp mini fuse marked "TRUNK DR RELEASE". That is the fuse that powers your remote receiver. If that fuse is good, the receiver may have failed. To remove the seat cushion, pull the front of the cushion up and then forward.

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