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Why does door lock when I pull the handle to open?

When the weather gets warm, my driver side door relocks after I've unlocked and I pull the handle. To get in the drviers side, I have to hit the unlock button on the fob twice and very quickly, pull the door handle.

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SOURCE: Sliding door lock

If you check the doorlock actuator it is more than likely bad. On my caravan I had to replace actuators on both sliders. Cannot get correct actuators at autoparts stores. Either go to a salvage yard or to the dealer to get them.

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Driver Door Lock/Unlock Switch

sorry not sure the 12v prob will help this swtich works on 5v off 3v unlock 1v lock single wire lock/unlock logic signals
I found wiring diagrams at
http://www.dodge.com/bodybuilder/2004/docs/wd/rswd/tc.pdf
it is 2004 but use the wiring diagrams to test the wires
(most likely to fail where they flex)
because it is using logic gates disconnect the plug at each end of the wire you are testing or the damn thing will find a few diffrent ways to trick you.

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Remote key fob does not

check the fuse dude it is by driver door side under driver seat.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Drivers side power door lock broken

Sounds like the link rod to the latch are jammed in the locked position by something inside the door or it came off. Any way, you have to remove the door panel to get access to it.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Grand caravan sliding doors problems

the door track cable on the right side will have a broken wire in it,the drivers side will be the door control module inside the door

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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Total time to diagnose and repair was about 3 hours - but you now will have an advantage in knowing what you're looking for!

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