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Power door locks not working

When using the switches on the doors or the remote the door locks move a little bit but do not work

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Hey hows things goin there here in canada we are use to that problem it happens on all our cars and trucks because they use alot of salt on the roads in the winter this causes the power windows and door locks to get rusty and stiff causing them to fail . this is the same problem that you are experiencing now if your careful remove the inside door panel and find door lock mechanism use some wd40 to spray onto mechanism work the lock with your hand until it loosens up use the door key if its easier to handle but go slow and steady at first until wd40 gets into stiff area once its feeling better then buy some rust inhibitor spray and soak the same parts inside door to protect forever go at it and good luck do take care not to break key off in lock ok bye for now

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Driver door lock switch


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LH rear door lock switch


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RH rear door lock switch


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LH middle door lock switch (w/ V4U)


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Driver door switch assembly (DDSA)


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Passenger front door module (PDM)


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LH rear door module (LRDM)


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Left middle door module (LMDM) (w/ V4U)


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LH rear door lock actuator


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LH middle door lock actuator (w/V4U)


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RH middle door lock actuator (w/ V4U)


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Driver door cylinder unlock switch


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DRVMDL fuse (10-amp)


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Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
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