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When trying to enter the locks keep locking ca only enter and exit from passenger side

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Sounds like the wires between the door jamb have become worn and possibly are touching ground causing it to engage ....you will need to remove the power to it either by fuse or battery disconnect and open the door manually and repair as needed ...or disconnect the power connection to that door ..inconvenient i know but until repair can be made this would be my choice .

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The security red light blinks even if you lock or unlock the car.


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All power door locks lock except the driver side front door


On my jetta, if you don't lock the doors with the remote then all doors lock except the drivers door. try this
1. closing all doors walk around to the passenger door.
2.open the door, using the button on the passenger door, lock the doors.

I had this happen to me on my jetta and found you could lock all the doors if you did'nt use the drivers door or you locked using the remote. They did this to keep the driver from locking the keys in the car. I hope this worked for you

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Keyless entry and door locks


Do you have he owners manual? instructions are in there for the keyless entry system. If not go to this link:

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/content/~WOTEXP/~MUS~LEN/41/96expog1e.pdf

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1992 pontiac grand prix SE


get in the car anyway possible, you probrally cant open the door from the inside either. Your gonna have to reef the door panel off and reach inside towards the post where the door latches to, and play with it and unlock it by hand. what it is is the spring loaded locking part in the assembly rust out and wears out so that the door wont unlock. I have the same problem with my car i disconnected the power locks in my car cause when people want to roll the window down they accidentally push the lock button. then im stuck entering and exiting out of the passenger door untill i play with it and unlock it. so me and you are gonna have to replace the latch assembly from inside the door.

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