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08 malibu electric door locks work intermittently. Got locked in today. nothing wood unlock the doors. had to climb over the seat and go out the back door, they were working. This happens occasionally.

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Actually I found a solution. I remove the lock relay form the fuse panel and placed it back in place. I did not replace it. After doing this they worked. I probably need to replace the relay at some point, but for now that solved the problem. It was hard for me to believe that there is a separate relay for the lock and unlock circuit.

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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let me assume u have not checked the fuses, meaning in al places the fuses are!, try,under the hood,under the dash and behind the panel behind the rear seat in the trunk, look in your owners manual for these locations and the particular fuse u have trouble with. good luck,hope we helped!

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SOURCE: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta power door locks

take apart the panels and lube the locks.

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee electric door locks not operatin

the passenger door switch pack controls all door locks as this is the receiver from the remote you might want to try this and also check connections

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 Toyota Corolla Electric Door Lock Problem

You'll need to replace the solenoid (motor) that doesn't work. Not hard once you get the door panel off. I suggest you buy the correct part, not a universal one.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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07grandprix my door locks are all actin up sometimes they work & sometimes they dont I can set the alarm even tho they wont lock & the alarm goes off if u open the door but won't lock with the key/pad


The Power Door Lock System is controlled by the body control module (BCM) and can be activated by any one of the following
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A door lock switch lock or unlock actuation.


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A door lock cylinder switch unlock actuation.


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A keyless entry transmitter actuation.


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An automatic door lock actuation (Personalization function).


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An automatic door unlock actuation (Personalization function).


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A last door closed locking (LDCL) actuation (Personalization function).


Door Lock Operation
When the body control module (BCM) detects a transition of either of the door lock switches to the lock position, it switches the door lock actuator lock control circuit to voltage. Since the lock actuator unlock control circuits are at ground potential within the BCM, the door lock actuator motors transition to the lock position.
Driver Door Unlock Operation
When the body control module (BCM) detects a transition of either of the door lock switches to the unlock position, it switches the driver door lock actuator unlock control circuit to voltage. Since the door lock actuator lock control circuit is at ground potential within the BCM, the left front (LF) door lock actuator motor transitions to the Unlock position.
The driver door lock actuator unlock control circuit is a dedicated control circuit used only for the driver door lock actuator motor. This is done so that the driver door may be unlocked by itself using a keyless entry transmitter or an automatic door unlock function (if programmed).
Faulty electrical connections or wiring may be the cause of intermittent conditions. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections.
A factory scan tool would help for checking inputs from the door switches to the BCM ! You could do it with out scan tool , a lot more work involved ! Need a wiring diagram an a component location chart an wiring harness routing diagram !
Most intermittent conditions are caused by faulty electrical connections or wiring. Inspect for the following items:
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Wiring broken inside the insulation


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Poor connection between the male and female terminal at a connector


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Poor terminal to wire connection--Some conditions which fall under this description are poor crimps, poor solder joints, crimping over the wire insulation rather than the wire itself, and corrosion in the wire to terminal contact area, etc.


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Pierced or damaged insulation can allow moisture to enter the wiring causing corrosion. The conductor can corrode inside the insulation, with little visible evidence. Look for swollen and stiff sections of wire in the suspect circuits.


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Wiring which has been pinched, cut, or its insulation rubbed through may cause an intermittent open or short as the bare area touches other wiring or parts of the vehicle.


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Wiring that comes in contact with hot or exhaust components


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Refer to Inducing Intermittent Fault Conditions in order to duplicate the conditions required, in order to verify the customer concern.


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Refer to Testing for Electrical Intermittents for test procedures to detect intermittent open, high resistance, short to ground, and short to voltage conditions.


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Refer to Scan Tool Snapshot Procedure for advanced intermittent diagnosis and Vehicle Data Recorder operation.


You should take it to a ASE certified repair shop if not familiar with Automotive electronics !

Jul 14, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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06 Sorento, passanger front door wont unlock.. Do we have to take the whole door panel off? is it maybe the motor ? Tryed to unlock with remote and manual.. It just wont open.


I take it that this is the only door that does not work. This being the case does the door sound as if the electric motor is working inside the door? When you try to unlock with the key does the key turn and nothing happens? If this be the case then a plastic clip that joins the key lock arm and the lockmechanism is likly to be broken requiring trim removall and replacing parts not very expensive but hard to get out. I find removing four bolts holding seat in position and removing the seat is the easy way

Dec 02, 2012 | 2006 Kia Sorento

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12/6/2010 2003 bmw 325xi: Key does not manually lock/unlock driver door...but still works in ignition and trunk...central locking system still works to lock/unlock all doors(including driver) from...


If the key turns in the lock, but does nothing, then the linkage has become disconnected or broken. The key is mechanical to the lock and the lock has a electrical switch to operate the central locking unit. Could be a simple broken clip from the lock barrel. Hope this helps

Feb 27, 2017 | 2003 BMW 325

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2000 Buick Lesbre - Intermittant electrical: Door


THE PROBLEM SOUNDS LIKE LOOSE WIRING CONECTIONS IN THE DRIVERS DOOR , BEST THING TO DO IS HAVE A LOOK OPEN UP DOOR PANEL AND CHECK ALL CONECTIONS, GOOD LUCK

Oct 22, 2009 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

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04 Chevy Malibu won't unlock


Remote control door lock reciver an the BCM - body control module control the locks . The key switch is a electrical input to the BCM , the BCM controls the door lock actuators . Your best bet ,have it towed to the dealer .

Jun 18, 2017 | 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee electric door locks not operatin


the passenger door switch pack controls all door locks as this is the receiver from the remote you might want to try this and also check connections

Jun 07, 2009 | 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Central Locking


When you use your remote or insert your key in the Drivers Front door all the door locks should work at the same time by the door lock motors electrically. If you have to manually unlock the door because it will not lock or unlock by the lock motor, you need a door lock motor. The drivers and passengers front door can unlocked with the key manually. The rear doors you have to pull up the latch. If no doors unlock electrically with the remote or drivers door lock, intermittantly or all the time, you will need a Central Locking Electronic Control Module. You will hear the "beep" but no door locks will fire at all. If you have odd door locks not working intermittantly you need a new door lock motor for each door lock that malfunctions. You can hear of the door locks are working electrically. Yes, they are common problem. If you can hear the door lock working but the door still doesn't unlock you need to take the door panel off and lubricate the door latch assembly and work the lock, loosening it up. This is common as well.

May 30, 2009 | 1996 Saab 900

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Doors wont all lock at the same time on my '95 saab 9000cs. i have to manually lock them individually. My dashboard lights flicker, sometimes the lights will stay on and sometimes i have to tap the switch...


When you use your remote or insert your key in the Drivers Front door all the door locks should work at the same time by the door lock motors electrically. If you have to manually unlock the door because it will not lock or unlock by the lock motor, you need a door lock motor. The drivers and passengers front doors can unlocked with the key manually only. The rear doors you have to pull up the latch. 
If NONE of doors unlock electrically with the remote or drivers door lock, intermittently or all the time, you will need a Central Locking Electronic Control Module. Pressing the remote button you will hear the "beep", but no door locks will fire at all. 
If you have a few odd door locks not working intermittently or not at all, you will need a new door lock motor for each door lock that malfunctions. You can hear if the door locks are working electrically. Yes, they are common problem. 
If you can hear the door lock motor working but the door still doesn't unlock you need to take the door panel off and lubricate the door latch assembly and work the lock, loosening it up. This is common as well.
Sometimes a bad door lock motor can blow the central locking fuse. You will notice it because it will take a second or two longer to lock and unlock compared to the others. If the door lock motors seem fine, install a the next step up in amperage fuse. (From 15 AMP to a 20 AMP)

Apr 09, 2009 | 1997 Saab 9000

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Remote lock for back doors and rear tail gate door


Actually I found a solution. I remove the lock relay form the fuse panel and placed it back in place. I did not replace it. After doing this they worked. I probably need to replace the relay at some point, but for now that solved the problem. It was hard for me to believe that there is a separate relay for the lock and unlock circuit.

Sep 28, 2008 | 2005 Chevrolet Suburban

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