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The auto-unlock is not functioning, but the auto-lock is.

2003 KIA Optima. When I use my keys to unlock all doors (double key turns to the right on the driver door or one turn to the left on the front passenger door), it does not unlock all doors. The unlock button on the driver's side door doest not work either and you can hear clicking sound coming from the fuse box. Is the fuse seperate by lock and unlock functionality?

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Ok the switch on the drivers side not working is the problem,its not allowing the cicuit to be completed.you may want to check the passenger side lock actuator.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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