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1996 nissan altima power door lock (driver side

When attempting to unlock the driver side door from the inside or with the key from the outside the lock will relock and prevent the door from opening.

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  • kemarjackson Aug 02, 2008

    the passenger side of my car, the door will not open. I haved tried everything to get the door to open up, but its not budging

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Drivers side door won't unlock

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    A 2007 Altima--all automatic door locks in the care are locking and unlockingconstantly

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    It will unlock for an instant, but then immediately relocks itself. When I quickdraw the door before it can relock, the alarm is tripped and is only silenced when I put the key in the ignition and turn it on.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    1996 nissan pathfinder driver side door wont' unlock

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You may need to diconnect the power lock button on the driverside door by prying it out (with the window controls). Problem may be in the switch or a short in the wiring. If this is not it, it may be in the door switch on either the drivers or passengers door.

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It may need to be ajusted..or an alarm is the proble..

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