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Very odd. I would trace the green wires from the doors to the door lock control module, which is probably under the dash. The module itself may be the problem, but you can test it by grounding one of the terminals that connect to the green wires. The doors should unlock if the module is good. If they do, the wiring is yhe problem. See diagrams below.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: mazda 2003 MPV door locks
I just fixed this same problem. It happened to me 3 different times in
a month so I got good at it. Before you dive into removing your door
try this. Pull the door handle and release it letting it snap back
several times. The problem is a half open door latch that won't let the
door unlock. Do this as aggressively as you can to attempt to get the
latch to return to its original position. Check the door lock between
Ok, if that didn't work, here is how to remove the door.
1. Remove the screw behind the door latch, you will have to pop the plastic cover off first.
2. Remove the rubber insert in the door handle
3. Remove the screw that is now visible
4. Now remove the window/lock control module, the back is free but the front has a plastic lip so lift the back up and pull towards the back of the van.
5. Remove the clips that attach to the lock and to the window controls (these can be a pain)
5. (Optional) Remove the bracket that held the window/lock control module
At this point your door is basically free, it is only held in place with plastic clips that can be easily forced off. If your door were open you would simple pull the bottom of the door out (hinged at the window) and lift it off. But since we can't pull because the door is closed we have to force it out.
From here it is pretty simple. Move the seat all the way back and tip the seat way back. Lift the door panel straight up. You will be breaking 2 plastic clips from the rear part but once you do it just pulls out. This is not that easy because the space is limited but just keep pulling and force the rear end of the door panel past the b-pillar. Once you do this it is free.
Have fun and try to keep the black gook from getting everywhere.
Oh, to fix the door lock just oil/grease it and manually move the mechanism several times.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
If you would remove the door panel again, with the window rolled up, inspect the piece of linkage that is attached to the lock cylinder. It is held to the lock cylinder by a clip, then follow it down to where that same piece of linkage attaches to the door lock assembly. It is also held in place there by a clip, or at least it should be.
Insert a key in the outside of the lock cylinder and attempt to move the linkage. If there is a restriction, follow the linkage to find out why. It may be that the linkage has dropped off, or it may be the lock mechanism has jammed.
The reason it works from the inside is because a different piece of linkage operates the lock mechanism.
If you would like to contact me again about this or other problems, feel free to do so.
ASE Master Technician
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
SOURCE: Drivers Door Lock Problem
You will probably need to replace the power door lock actuator.
Here's a link to one similar to yours.
You can probably get a used one from a salvage yard.
Try this site to find one near you:
If you need more help post a comment.
Posted on May 01, 2009
If your alarm went off, it could be that someone had tried to break into your car. They most likely may have cut some of the wires inside your door with what ever device they may have been using. Look for evidence between the bottom of the windows and doors where the problem is. If not, then it is possible that your automatic window assemblies are malfunctioning. Do you hear the motors run on the windows when you go up or down with the switch? I also have a Pacifica, 2005, however no window problems yet.
Posted on May 11, 2009
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