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Doors open when the parking lights are turned on and when you shut them off or use the keyless entry they will close but when they are fully closed they make a loud ratcheting noise for about 10 seconds and it sounds terrible.

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  • todd271 Jun 24, 2009

    problem occurs wet or dry and the fuse panels and wiring look very good. could i have a bad headlight door actuator module?

  • todd271 Jun 24, 2009

    yes it steered me in the right direction.

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I would suspect the fuse panel and the wiring. If these symptoms occur after a rain or car wash, it is from a leak.
No diagnostic tool needed except for some one expeirenced to find these type of problems.

Have a good one!

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Jun 24, 2009

    That's also one possible reason. Check that and let me know if the headlight door actuator is good.

    Thanks!


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