Question about 2001 Saturn SC

1 Answer

Power door locks going crazy

My 2001 Saturn SL2 power door locks just started acting weird. The manual buttons on driver's and passenger's doors don't seem to operate right. If I manually lock the passenger's side, it makes a series of clicking noises and slowly unlocks the manual lever. If I use the RKE, sometimes even the rear doors making the same clicking sounds. I checked the fuse which was fine, but the one of the relays felt really hot to the touch. I pulled them both and switched places, but to no avail. Any ideas?

Posted by tvhall on

  • tvhall May 10, 2009

    Thanks will check it out!

×

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 186 Answers

One of your door lock inside switches are bad.Find the one that doesn't feel right when you push it in either lock or unlock.The internal spring is broke causing the lock relay to keep try to lock or unlock until it gets hot & protects.

Posted on May 10, 2009

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 95 saturn 2 door, the passenger door is stuck closed. The power lock triggers but still wont open from inside or out. Please help!!!


This usually works.
Take a rubber hammer,roll down the window,then manually unlock the door using the inside unlock button (not the power lock button) while you give the door a good whack about half way down where the door lock assembly holds the door closed to the car body.It may take a few whacks and a few lock/unlock cycles but this usually allows the lock to release and you can open the door.NOW.....take off the door panel and lube that lock assembly and don't close the door unless the lock can be locked and UNLOCKED.

Apr 20, 2017 | Saturn Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Pontiac bonneville forum problems


This problem sounds alot like a bad switch input to one of the modules ! DDM - driver door module , BCM - body control module . Do you know anything about automotive electronics ?
Power Door Lock Operation
The vehicle is equipped with power door locks. Each lock actuator is powered and controlled by the door module mounted in the individual door. The driver door module (DDM) is the master control for the door lock system but the rear integration module (RIM) determines when the lock functions are permitted.
The passenger front door interior lock switch is wired to the passenger front door module (PDM). The driver door interior lock switch is wired to the driver door switch assembly (DDSA). Interior lock switches are not provided for the rear doors. The DDSA and the PDM send the lock switch requests to the driver door module (DDM) over the power door serial data circuit. The DDM then sends the lock requests to the RIM over the Class 2 serial data circuits.
The door lock operation modes are controlled by the RIM. The RIM examines the requested function from the DDM, or the remote function actuator (RFA), as well as the transmission shift selector position and the ignition switch position information available over the Class 2 serial data circuits. If the RIM determines that a lock or unlock function is permitted, it sends a class 2 message back to the DDM commanding the DDM to perform that function. The DDM then sends commands to the rest of the door modules via the power door serial data circuit to implement the selected locking function.

The automatic door lock system provides for locking or unlocking all or one of the doors when shifting the transmission in and out of PARK, or, when turning the ignition key to the OFF position. This system is commanded according to the information stored in the RIM. The RIM receives the features selected by the driver from the driver information center (DIC). The RIM commands the driver door module (DDM) which in turn commands the individual passenger door modules. For customized selections available and programming instructions, refer to: Personalization Description and Operation in Personalization.

Looking at scan data for input sensors ,switches on a scan tool should be the first step in diagnosing this problem or using a lab scope . Your best bet ,take it to a qualified repair shop .
Do you know what DTC'S are ? diagnostic trouble codes !
DTC B3377, B3382, B3387, B3392, B3397, B3452, B3457, B3462, B3467, B3472, B3477, B3482, B3517, or B3522
The switch that failed and generated this diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is part of the driver door switch assembly (DDSA). The DDSA contains a microprocessor which takes the signal generated by this switch and assigns a digital message to it. The DDSA then sends this message over a power door serial data circuit to the driver door module (DDM).

It's probably something on the lines as in these videos , but without the proper testing equipment you could spend alot of money replacing parts and still not fix the problem , your best bet ,find a guy like the guy in the video !
Door Locks Go Crazy 1
Door Locks Go Crazy 2
Door Locks Go Crazy 3


Jul 30, 2017 | 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi

1 Answer

For 2 days now, my 2002 Saturn SL2 door locks have given me trouble. When I open the doors by remote, only the driver's door opens. When I exit the car and press the close button on the remote, no doors...


It sounds like your Power Door Lock Relay is working intermintently. Bypass the relay and test the Power Door Locks with a jumper wire direct from the battery, if they work with no hesitation then it is a bad relay.

Aug 12, 2010 | 2002 Saturn Sl

1 Answer

Late model saturn; broken door latch, how can you open the door?


simply go through your fold down seats threw the trunk provided you cant get in from passenger door.

Dec 06, 2009 | 1993 Saturn SL2

1 Answer

Power door locks


This could be hard to diagnose for someone that doesn't know about electronically controlled automotive systems . There are two electronic control modules involved ! (FEM) front electronic control module and the (REM) rear electronic control module . The first step would be to hook up a scan tool to look at input data to the control modules. Corrupt signals to the module ! B+ power an ground circuits problems . The wiring inside the harness from the body to driver door , opening an closing of the door breaks the wires over time . Load testing the circuit will find the problem.
Ford 150 Power Door Locks Diagnosis

Door Locks Go Crazy 2

Mar 29, 2017 | 2001 Ford Windstar

1 Answer

2000 Saturn sl2 will not start.


Check positive cable at battery for corrossion between cable and battery,probably leaking acid at post.

Jun 09, 2009 | 2000 Saturn SL

1 Answer

Door lock won't lock/unlock with power button


I would think then, that it has to be a broken wire somewhere. Probably in the door jam of the door that doesn't work, or possibly inbside the door. First thing is to see if you have power back to it. Hook a test light up to the power lock inside the door. When you hit the button at the driver's door, it should light up. It could also be a rod has come apart in the door, or broken. You'll have to remove the inner door panel to investigate.

May 16, 2009 | 2001 Honda Civic

1 Answer

2001 Town and Country Lock and Unlock is Going Haywire on its Own


Door Locks Go Crazy 1



Door Locks Go Crazy 2

Door Locks Go Crazy 3


Not to difficult to understand what's happening ,when you know how they work .Plus you need tool the proper tools to diagnose .


Mar 03, 2017 | 2005 Chrysler Town & Country

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Saturn SC Logo

2,832 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saturn Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8984 Answers

Are you a Saturn Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...