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2000 Escalade rear swing door does not lock and front passenger has trouble unlocking. This is all being done from the Key FOB or button on arm rest. I'm assuming it's the door actuator but want to make sure it couldn't be something else?

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It's "carbon-tracking"...GM's are notorious for this milady...Strike the DRIVERS door panel just under the switches with your FIST as hard as you can without causing damage, a couple times...Then, take a can of WD40 and using the red hose with the can, spray the bejeesuz out of the switches in the drivers door and wipe clean...(get around the switch in the cracks).
Good Luck.
P.S. Body shops are the least expensive repair facilities for this kind of problem

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