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My '99 Dodge Ram 1500 has power door locks and the driver door works only occassionally. Sometimes it will lock and sometimes unlock but not consistently. The dealer wants $160 for a complete latch and power assembly but I think something simpler would work to fix the problem. The actuator whirs when you push the switch or button on the remote it just doesn't lock or unlock. Any suggestions besides an expensive replacement. Oh I haven't been able to locate any used replacements either.

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Driver Door Lock/Unlock Switch

sorry not sure the 12v prob will help this swtich works on 5v off 3v unlock 1v lock single wire lock/unlock logic signals
I found wiring diagrams at
http://www.dodge.com/bodybuilder/2004/docs/wd/rswd/tc.pdf
it is 2004 but use the wiring diagrams to test the wires
(most likely to fail where they flex)
because it is using logic gates disconnect the plug at each end of the wire you are testing or the damn thing will find a few diffrent ways to trick you.

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the range rod in the transfer case might not be moving the vaccum switch to switch

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SOURCE: 2006 Dodge Caravan - ONE power door lock stopped working

i have replaced many sliding door lock actuators on these vehicles..dealer part..mostly on passenger side sliding door..also possible you have a broken wire in door track harness..follow wiring from door into what looks like a plastic chain in door track at door opening

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Drivers side power door lock broken

Sounds like the link rod to the latch are jammed in the locked position by something inside the door or it came off. Any way, you have to remove the door panel to get access to it.

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SOURCE: key lock on drivers door won't unlock the door

you need to take the door panel off, there is a rod in there that connects to the lock cylinder it frequently pops off, there is a little plastic clip that should hold it on to the cylinder it may be broken!!

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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