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Power locks work when I put the car into gear and unlock when I put the car in park but if i want lock/unlock with the button on the door they do not work. Any suggests?

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Seems no current from the doors.... input from transmission lever works. Look for wires cut between door harness or defect door lock switch
hope it helps

Posted on Apr 01, 2014

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: 2005 silverado door locks

i work at a chevy dealership,just had the same problem my fix was to replace the power door lock relay located on drivers side interior fuse block

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 chevy malibu. cannot unlock doors from dirver

Intermittent door ajar switch contacts.

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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SOURCE: door locks and power window

Just did this procedure I got from coloradofans.com forums:

"any type of power/voltage change seems to trigger this issue

The most common symptom is power locks fail and only the driver window quits, however that is on the extended cab.

Steps to fix and it works every time.

take door panel off driver's door
Disconnect the wiring attached to window and power lock control unit
disconnect battery cables
connect the negative to the positive cable(((NO BATTERY CONNECTED)))
This will act to short residual voltage in the system

5 minutes later
place the key in the ignition and turn to the run position
connect the wiring to the window/lock controller
connect the negative cable to the battery
then the positive
open drivers side door
turn key to the off position((do not remove yet)) you should get a series of dings through speakers telling you the key is still in the ignition
once it begins dinging pull the key out and you should hear the door lock solenoids trigger and the windows should work." - Coloradofans.com forums

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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Posted on Feb 01, 2011

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SOURCE: 2008 chevrolet malibu door lock problem

My girlfriend has a 2008 Malibu. The door locks began to falter one by one until three of the locks had to be operated manually or by using a key. I checked the fuses, the BCM and the lubrication on the locks. The door lock actuators were the real problem. She was quoted about $1000 to fix the problem and replace all three of the bad actuator/ door lock assemblies through the dealer. I called and got a price of $125 for the front door and $105 for each of the back doors from the dealer. I was able to fix all three door locks in about three hours myself. It took a few star end bits, a 10 mm socket and a regular phillips screwdriver to get the job done. It has been two weeks now and she is ecstatic that the problem has been fixed and she saved about $750. This seems to be a common problem with this car, when ordering make sure you have the VIN number of the car you are working on to ensure you get the right part. Depending on the year of the vehicle there was a production date split for these parts.

Posted on Sep 19, 2011

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Plz explain...are the locks supposed to lock/unlock when you put the car in Drive/Park, or not?

Does the lock/unlock SWITCH on the DRIVER'S door work/not work? If applicable, does the PASSENGER's door lock switch work?

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