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Problems with Auto Lock Continually Blowing Fuse

I have a 2005 Malibu Maxx,  Both remote key fobs stopped working - no unlock or lock feature nor would it unlock rear hatch.  Checked and saw that fuse was blown.  Replaced fuse -after driving for one day, was blown again.  Took to Chevy dealer  - so far they have replaced the fuse box, the power door lock module and one other sensor in the door related to power locks.  Drove it again and it worked for about 4 times and then bam - gone again.  The dealership has no idea and GM had recommended the replacement of the fuse box.  Any ideas because GM obviously doesn't.The "repairs" are reaching $500 for no solution!  Thanks so much for your help!
Elise in Illinois

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  • beckyann320 Feb 18, 2009

    I have a 2005 Maxx and one fob has stopped working completely even after replacing the battery in it. Now the second fob is beginning to act up and not work properly all the tiem.



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Hello Zoeno
Well in my experience it sure sounds like a bad wire in the wiring in the door jam. I have seen that happen before from the door shutting and opening all the time, I think there is a way to check it, if you put a fuse back in it and try using the passenger door to get in and out. If the fuse don't blow again after using the other door (drivers side) you have found your problem. I don't understand why GM would even change your fuse box for that it doesn't make any sense, I have been a shop owner for 11years now and a mechanic for 20 years and have seen many problem with electrical systems and when a fuse blows it is usually a bare wire touching somewhere in the system, also there is a relay for just about everything in that car, and could be a problem too. I know it may be a inconveniance to go thru the other door but it should help figure out if its the wiring in that drivers door or not. I sure hope that helps you out some, Thanks for using Bear001

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

  • bear001 Jul 31, 2008

    I am done with fix ya sorry



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