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2008 Malibu purchased new. Yesterday the driver door stopped locking and unlocking with remote. The only way it will lock now is with the key from the outside.

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The power door lock actuator is bad, (or wiring to it).

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"1 SIT IN VEHICLE AND CLOSE DOOR

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