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The unlock/lock buttons on either door panel don't work and when I lock/set alarm with the key (I have no remote) it only locks the drivers side. I have to lock and unlock the passenger door manually. I can't for the life of me find out if/where the relay fuse is for this particular problem (assuming that is the problem). Any suggestions? Thanks.

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I am having a similar issue but I can't even unlock the passengers side door and the remote is not operating properly either. Sadly, the car alarm is also causing problems - arming, disarmning and sounding at will. The mechanic informed me that the control inside the door (that operates the locks) is corroded from water getting inside the door. The cost to repair is approx. $600.

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I believe your alarm is in the PASSIVE MODE, here is how it works.

PASSIVE MODE Setting (Arming) Anti-Theft System The system will automatically set 30 seconds after following methods are performed: Remove ignition key from ignition switch. Exit vehicle, and close all doors. After performing this, anti-theft indicator on left side of instrument panel will light continuously for about 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, anti-theft indicator will blink once per second. When system is set, doors cannot be locked or unlocked using door lock control switch.
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Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire (+): Black/Yellow
Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Starter Positive Wire (+): Blue/Red
Starter Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Ignition Positive Wire (+): Red
Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Accessory Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Accessory Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Parking Light Positive Wire (+): Red
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Tech 2 Body Locking
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