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2008 Grand Caravan 3.8 rear lift gate will not lock closed, Lock is in locked position and will not hook to the eyelet on the rear lift gate frame. The door indication shows it is locked and the remote will not unlock the lock manual will do nothing and removing power from the seliniod does not release the lock either. this is the second time this happened, the first time was with a 2007 caravan and i was able to phyically move the latch to unlocked position this one will not move.

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Caravan Rear Door Latch

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Posted on Jul 06, 2008

SOURCE: remote lock for back doors and rear tail gate door

Actually I found a solution. I remove the lock relay form the fuse panel and placed it back in place. I did not replace it. After doing this they worked. I probably need to replace the relay at some point, but for now that solved the problem. It was hard for me to believe that there is a separate relay for the lock and unlock circuit.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 2003 dodge caravan rear door locks

Look for contacts at door jamb & door, that mate when closed.( usually round metal piece) Take a piece of fine steel wool & scrub them and see if that cures it.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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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: 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and the key won't turn

try turning the wheel back and forth while turning key

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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