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Passenger power sliding doors won't open - 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    mine will open, but when it trires to close itself, it will open back up as soon as it closes, only solution for me is to lock it right as it shuts

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    If I disconnect the battery, the door starts working again the next time we hook up the battery.. for a little while, then stops responding again.

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    Did you find a solution as we have hte same problem?

  • mcarter44 Nov 22, 2008

    2001 Silhouette. Same problem. The pasenger power sliding door will not open. The lock will not unlock using the buttons nor with physical force.

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Most likely it is the child safetyy lock next time the door is open make sure the child safety is in the off setting

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We had the same problem with our 2001 Silhouette. The power sliding door would not unlock with the key fob, with the ceiling button, with the near door button, by manually pulling the handle on the inside, or by manual pulling the handle on the outside.

My husband and I worked on this problem together and as I was on the outside pulling on the door handle and he was on the inside physically pushing up on the locking mechanism, it began working again!

Then, we managed to "break" it again by trying to open it using the outside handle. So we repeated the maneuver that worked last time and it was fixed again.

So it appears that it jams when the outside door handle is used to open it. And it unjams when you simultaneously use the outside door handle and physically push up on the door lock from the inside.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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Do you have the owners manual ........... it will tell you how ...... it requires more than
a battery disconnect ............ if you do not have your manual ....... I will be more specific

door backs up ........ something is blocking it or the door thinks that ..... make sure
NOTHING is near it .......... you can control the auto-backing with the switches in the
overhead center console ...........

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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most like your contacts on the door and jam are either worn or coroded. try using a soft old tooth brush and a lil dab of toothpste to clean the copper contacts. if the problem still exist the contacts or too worn and should be replaced

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

SOURCE: the power sliding passenger door will not open even manually

I think I found out what it is. thankyou for all your help

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