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What is the main cause of this problem if my driver's side door won't lock or unlock using the remote or the switch inside but the other 3 doors would. Please help.

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Either the power lock mechanism inside that particular door is shot , or the wire that goes to it is. It would not be on a seperate circuit / fuse / or relay than the others. The inner door panel will have to be removed to access the lock mechanism.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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If you can hear the solenoid inside, the linkage is off. If you can't hear the solenoid, the wiring or solenoid is bad. Either way, you have to take the panel off the door and access the locking mechanism. OK?

Posted on Oct 16, 2010

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I have the same problem. I just ordered a driver's door lock actuator. Pretty sure that will solve it.

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

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