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I have an issue with the door locking mechanisms on my expedition. A while back my driverdoor had the lock punched in. i left it like that so noone else could breakinto it like that. i am now ready to fix it and not sure what to do next. also some times when the driver door doesnt unlock it does not allow the other doors to unlock. if i open one of the doorss then try and use the keypad to unlock the doors it will work for the rest. also the key pad does not always unlock the driver door which is the main issue. it will work if you keep putting in the code over and over then it might unlock the door. any suggestions and i was wondering if it could be the actuator. but could all the acuators be going out? i havent seen something like that before. i would appreciate the help you give me thanks.

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The first thing i would check that is very common is the wiring going into door this is located where the door hinges are, its inside rubber boot, pull boot away from door and body and check closely for broken wires, do the say with the door as the lock was punched in, remove the door panel and make sure all wires are connected and good also that nothing is jamming linkage,theres a switch that is part of the latch as is the actuator, and last is the lock switch, all power runs through the switch thats how all other doors lock and unlock, hope this helps,

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