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Some times my key FOB opens the drivers door lock, and other times it does not? It seems to open the passenger side without fail, but the drivers side at times requires the key to open it? Any ideas? Thank you

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There could be quite a few things that could be the cause. I would recommend having your local mechanic evaluate and diagnose it. It could be anything from a loose electrical connection in the door to a faulty power lock actuator.

Posted on May 24, 2011

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