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Door latch is not unlocking

Door lock is not releasing when wash is done. Is it the latch or is there a plunger to release it?

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Posted on Apr 27, 2010

Testimonial: "Is the a solenoid of some type in the latch it tries to unlock then goes into a failure code refering to the latch.."

    BRIAN Apr 28, 2010



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Fuel door won't open on a 2008 g8 pontiac

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