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My 1999 explorer auto lock on back door keeps auto locking until it runs the battery down. also the locks will not open with switch, only with key. the back door has be slammed shut several times befor it will shut so could this be the problem? i have no idea what to do other than unhook the battery when not driving.

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Take the fuse out if it is that much of a problem...more than likely a relay sticking

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