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Central locking opens and then shuts again within a second

My Kia Rio will unlock for half a second, allow access to all but drivers door - have to get in passenger side and slide across. Can lift all door locks from inside apart from drivers door, but they all lock again instantly. If I had an accident, it could be nigh on impossible to get to me without breaking windows etc! Not nice thought.

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I think central locking is a system so if it doesnt work try seeing if it can be replaced, or completely taken out and revert to manual unlocking.

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