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Door Locks pulsating and not locking

My 1998 Saturn door locks keep pulsating. This happens sometimes while driving, but normally when shutting the door. Any ideas on what to do?

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  • appgirlbrit Sep 08, 2008

    mine do the same thing. and if you manually lock the doors, instead of using the keychain, they get stuck. its horiible sounding. its just the switch is worn out and needs replacing... on our list to do!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2008

    I also have the issue. It is as said above a issue with the switch physically wearing out. to stop it i make sure the switch does not "stick" in either position after i lock it (i gentle bump it the other way until it stops malfunctioning)

  • knnrfontenot Mar 31, 2009

    I have a 2001 Saturn SL1 with alarm system and auto door locks. Last year my door locks started fluttering. Then after a few days, the battery died. I hired a mobile mechanic to come out and disconnect the door lock motors. He removed the door panels to do this. Then later I noticed that the drivers door would still flutter sometimes and when I unlocked the passenger door, the drivers door opened also. I am thinking that he didn't disconnect thte drivers door motor. My battery dies often in the past year if I don't run my car after 3-4 days of sitting. I had an electrical test run and nothing is wrong. I asked them to make sure the fuses for the alarm/door locks were pulled out of both fuse boxes. They said it was done, but something is pulling the battery down. I just came back from out of town and my car is dead again. I am a retired female and cannot afford to go to the dealership. But I keep getting stranded. Please help.

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Pull the fuse. the red and green one. Then cut the black line attached to the battery. open the hood then remove the red connection to the battery. Let it stay for five days.

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  • rondox56 May 03, 2009

    The solution of pulling the fuses work. Thanks rondox56.

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You have a short in the switch that when it vibrates or bounces it conects and locks or unlocks the doors try changing the lock switch on the door that when you open it, it happens or even unpluging it and see if the problem stops if not try a differnt lock switch

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