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Power door lock

My power doors unlock but won't lock (I also have an aftermarket alarm system). This is the case for both front door power 'locks'. Is there a simple fix to this?

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Check the recall list.

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Bought from dealer with no keyless entry. alarm activates when doors are locked with power doorlock system. alarm sounds when we open the door. how do we de-activate the alarm before unlocking the door?


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