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2000 KIA SPORTAGE - Anti-theft alarm goes off in wet weather

I have a 2000 Kia Sportage. Recently, the anti-theft alarm will sound when there is wet weather. Also, when this happens, the electric door lock won't work from inside, but will work when using the key. I think the problem is water infiltration on the driver's door. Any ideas on how to fix it? Thanks!

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    Greg W. May 11, 2010

    Do you have a keyless entry remote or fob? If so, I would replace the batteries with new ones first. It sounds like the switch for the door lock is grounding or shorting out possibly due to the moist air. Try removing the door panel and inspect the wiring for damage and inspect the switch/solenoid for damage or corrosion. If the solenoid is triggered by a short somewhere, the alarm may react to the false signal. If the wires look and feel well insulated, check them with a meter for continuity. That is where I would start.

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