Auto Repair Help
Carl’s Corner – Auto Repair Help


By Carl O’Reilly

The power door locks are all inoperative or a single door lock is inoperative.

The power door locks utilize individual solenoids in each of the doors that activate the door lock mechanism. The switch provides power to the door lock solenoids. To lock the doors the switch provides voltage to the two terminals of the solenoid. To unlock the doors the switch reverses the polarity of the voltage applied to the solenoid. An inoperative power door lock can be caused by the switch, solenoid, wiring problem or mechanical problem within the linkage of the affected door.

If all of the door locks are inoperative, start your diagnosis at the fuse box. Inspect the fuse that protects the door lock circuit to ensure it is not blown. Consult the fuse box placard or your owners manual for fuse designations and ratings. Operate each door lock switch in the vehicle to determine if the doors can be locked with any of the switches. If the doors lock with any one switch the most likely problem is a defective switch on the door that is inoperative. If all of the door lock switches are functional but one door fails to operate, the most likely problem is an open circuit in the circuit between the switch and solenoid or a defective solenoid in the affected door. You should listen to the affected door while energizing the door lock. If a click is heard but the lock did not engage, a problem with the door lock mechanism or linkage is the most likely cause.

An inspection of the rubber boot and wiring harness that connects from the door frame and the door can often reveal wiring damage. A volt meter, available at any auto parts store, can be used to check the voltage to the individual lock solenoids and switches. Refer to the meters instruction for proper usage and precautions.

Continued in Part 2

238 responses to “Diagnose Power Door Locks Dont Work Properly”

  1. Richard says:

    My Gm car doors work fine when it is cool, but is either slow or almost don’t work when hot

    • Robert says:

      I have the same problem on my chevy cobalt. Cold weather the remote lock and unlock works fine. As soon as weather warms up I start having problems. What would cause this?

      • Ocean says:

        I too have same problem with my 09 cobalt during summer. Does any one has solution for this?

        Thanks in advance

      • John Harvey says:

        Central locking system works on four doors but the boot will not lock

      • John Harvey says:

        Meant to add my car is Clio Dynamiqe 5-door Year 2004

        • soba says:

          read the manual, you might have to lock the boot in a special way to connect it to central locking, or check the wiring to the lock and likage

        • Peggy Marzen says:

          my issue is I have a 2005 Nissan Altima sle I received it from my sister,and the under dash was taken apart because she lost the key..I got key and most everything put back but one issue…I have a grey module that I can’t seem to figure out where it plugs back into…my car cranks but won’t start..also my doors don’t lock/unlock and my windows are not working either we are praying this is all due to the module…do you know where it plugs in? It is located in with my fusebox

      • Steve says:

        It’s a module issue that links key fob to car

    • Libbie says:

      I have the same problem of my driver door not unlocking when its hot outside. It will unlock with the key, just not with the key fob or electric button on the inside. Did you get any ideas on what the problem could be.

    • Joe Pagliero says:

      My 1997 2500 Suburban has a different twist.

      The lock/unlock switch on the driver side arm rest will not activate the door locks.

      But….. They all function automatically by locking when the truck is started and placed in gear and by unlocking when the truck is shut off.

      I checked the fuse box and found #13 fuse blown. It pops immediately when a fuse is installed.
      It is labeled “cig liter” but the cigarette lighter works even when this fuse is unplugged.
      I metered the fuse slot and see the top terminal is hot (12v) and the lower peg is a hard ground.

      I tore the driver door apart and inspected all wires and found nothing apparent. I even replaced the door lock switch but it didn’t change anything. I now have a spare, I believe.

      This problem started while at the dealer getting a winter service. They kept it for 5 days and returned it un-repaired but without any cost.

      Anyone have an idea how to troubleshoot this?
      I am also having intermittent problems with the rear barn door lock. It is intermittent – so I took that door apart and disconnected the solenoid. It won’t lock, but I don’t have to crawl over seats to get it open.

      Please let me know if I am missing something or if any of you have seen something similar.

      My email –

      Happy New Year – and best wishes for the entire year.

      • Meanie Simms says:

        I started having the same problems after it rained one night. The Rubber seal that goes around my passenger front door on the top front was torn and hanging down inside the car right over all the buttons on the side of the car that control the windows in the doors. I have to manually lock in and lock all my doors but a strange thing happens when I try to lock the doors from the driver’s side button they won’t do anything and the button doesn’t make any noise and it looks like I can see light down underneath the button in the dark. So as I was driving just a little ways all of a sudden I heard the noise of the switch and I thought Oh weird it automatically locked all my doors. But when I turned on the light know they were all unlocked. Now I’m thinking that the two times recently that I manually locked all the doors and I came back out and they were all unlocked it was because the car even though it was turned off activated the lock and unlock all the doors by itself. Either that or I have a poltergeist in the car LOL.

    • Dauda jalloh says:

      Whel the central lock motor is the problem

  2. Robert says:

    Put the key in the lock to unlock the door and the key turn 360. Will not not unlock the door. Have to unlock from the inside once get in from the other side. Have to pull up the door lock.

    • Matt says:

      Robert, the likely cause is that the plastic clip on the back of the lock cylinder is either broken or has otherwise become detached from the linkage that allows you to manually unlock the car with a key. It is also likely that there are other problems with the cylinder as it should not rotate 360 degrees you may want to consider replacing it or having a locksmith take a look and see if they can salvage the current lock.

  3. Tory Lee says:

    Hi, I have a 2005 Nissan Sentra and the power locks aren’t working. Wen I go to push the button on driver and passenger door I hear a clicking sound but all 4 doors do not lock/unlock. What can I do to fix it… Pleas Help.

  4. Garry says:

    I have a 99 Durango and the locks on the passenger side do not unlock when pushing the unlock switch on both sides as well as the fob but will lock. Any ideas?

    • chris clark says:

      had the problem with door lock drivers side not working with remote dealer told me it as the acuator not working 2 or 3 hundred dollars repair.i shot in every door crannie with dust blaster and then wd 40 it so far has worked fine hope it keeps working chris

  5. Jim Huber says:

    Hi Carl – I’m trying to help a friend diagnose door lock problems with his 2008 Chevy Malibu. The interesting aspect of his problem is that when he first gets into the car, he can actuate (open/close) all four door locks. If he tries doing it again, only three of the door locks actuate. If he tries it yet again, only two actuate. He gets to the point where only the right rear door lock functions. It’s also the case that each time he actuates the system, there is sound in the other lock solenoids, but it gets weaker with each actuation. If he turns the car off and then on again immediately, this situation persists (i.e. only the right rear door lock works). However, if he lets the car sit long enough (I’m not sure how long is long enough), the system seems to reset and the same pattern as described above reoccurs.

    To me it sounds like whatever device (solid state relay in the body control module?) is supplying the current to actuate the solenoids is able to supply sufficient current the first time the system is actuated but then degrades with each subsequent actuation. Stated differently, I’m wondering if some device in the body control module is failing such that each actuation results in it having a reduced capacity to supply current. Have you ever heard of such a thing?



    • Jamie says:

      im having the same damn problem with my chevy malibu 2009

      • Jarrett says:

        Very similar. .’09 Malibu. Only driver door and right rear have trouble. The key always unlocks the driver’s door, no problem.

      • Earl says:

        I have the same problem,2008 malibu ltz 39000 miles it started at 25000 miles.The bcm was replaced under recall,
        but then the problem started!

    • sm says:

      i have the exact same problem in my 08 malibu. After the the BCM recall issue for the brake lights this is happening more. The car has been in the dealership for over 3 weeks, and they are no help at all. I’m pretty sure the BCM or something on it is causing this. What did you find out???

    • Nick says:

      I’m having the exact same issue with my 2008 Impala. Any ideas?

      • John Wangensteen says:

        I have an ’08 Impalla, Rt. rear door will not unlock electrically. Got to be bad selonoid, wire or ground. Removing door panel no aparent access to the above. Still working on solution.

    • Ryan says:

      I’m having that exact same issue with my 2008 Malibu…
      has anyone found a solution to this problem?

    • Tiffany Gunn says:

      Was there ever an answer to this? I’m having this problem in my 2002 4runner

  6. kev says:

    Hi, simple problem. My power locks work but will not move to actually lock/unlock the doors. I can hear the locks working with both the remote and the door switches. The lock tabs will jerk but ultimately will not move to lock/unlock positions. This is happening on a 1999 Ford F150. What could be the likely solutuion?

    • james says:

      Hey Kev,

      more than likely the actuators are out, You-tube for a disassembly video on your truck. You can either rebuild the actuators by an extra 20 minute per unit, time investment, as the resistor goes bad, and that entails breaking open the little drive motor and wrapping resistor in foil and placing back, from the comments, ppl say this fix last for the life of the truck. You can You tube that actuator rebuild also, there’s some great stuff there which will help you way more than a black and white Haynes manual with poor grainy photos. That will save $35-40 per actuator or just you can buy new actuators online or via local parts store. I’ve had several fleet F250s with power locks and you can tell they are going out as they start to get weak. while you have your door apart, make sure you lubricate all plastic parts with silicone, all metal parts with a light grease or oil. The less resistance this whole assembly has the longer I believe it will last.

    • Carol says:

      Same thing with my 2008 Malibu, My husband is disabled and has to wait while I crawl across the seat to open his door. Not good in rain, snow, extreme heat. Drivers door is starting to do the same thing as are the rear doors. Trunk has done it a few times lately. Sometimes door lock is up but door is locked resulting in alarm going off if door is opened before I hit the remote. Starting to really P*** me off! How would I report it to GM and would they care?

  7. Cammi says:

    I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Whether using the key remote, or the button inside the van, the 2 sliding doors may or may not lock/unlock. There’s no real rhyme or reason as to when they work. You can hear the sound, and sometimes see a slight movement, but they do not always lock or unlock.

    If this is not something I can fix myself, do I take the vehicle to a mechanic or someone special? My vehicle was just gotten into last night (probably a crime of opportunity) and my GPS was stolen and I’m getting annoyed. Thanks!

  8. Andy says:

    I have a 2004 Pontiac Montana and my power locks work only with remote not on the switches at the door. I hope you have a solution for me. Thanks

  9. Wes says:

    I have a Pontic 2002 Montana it to only locks with the remote? Do you know what the issue is?

  10. ian says:

    My alarm goes off in my car no matter what i do. Even if the keys inn ignition and i do the least of just pressing the unlock button my security system goes off. I believe the problem is that one of my doors(rear passenger) doesn’t lock our unlock when i press the button. What do i do ? Its driving me mad.

  11. Jamie says:

    My right lock makes a horrible sound when I lock with the my button device.

  12. Sarah says:

    I have a 2014 chevy impala. My issue is with the front passenger side door.

    It will not lock/unlock if trying to use my fob. While all other doors have no problem with it. The door also does not respond to the power lock/unlock button on the inside, although all other doors again have no problem.

    It will lock if I manually lock it with my key from the outside, or manually with the lock switch on the inside.

    Best way to go about diagnosing and fixing?

    • Jim says:

      First I must ask why you wouldn’t take the car back to the dealer and make it their problem on such a new vehicle? The best way to diagnose and repair would be to first remove the right front inside door panel. Since it doesn’t respond to the key fob or the power lock switch the problem is in the lock solenoid or the wiring to the solenoid. I would guess on such a new vehicle the harness connector just came unplugged from the solenoid (or actuator). With a volt meter you should have 12 volts at 1 wire going into the solenoid and ground at the other wire. These 2 wires just reverse polarity when you attempt to reverse the direction of the locks, either lock or unlock. I you have 12 volts and a ground then the solenoid is defective.

  13. Rich says:

    Carl – Love your insight! I hope you can shed some light on this mystery…

    2004 Honda Accord (4dr)

    Symptom #1: – when locking/unlocking the car with key fob, key or inside driver door switch, the driver side door will lock/unlock. The other 3 doors remain unaffected. All three doors went out at the same moment.

    Symptom #2: – After the driver side door is unlocked, within 1 min, the door will lock. This happens if the door is open, or closed, whether the car is running or not. This is not the standard Honda safety auto-locking feature.. this is a random locking within 1 min or less. I suspect that this started to occur at the same time as Symptom #1, though I didn’t notice it until I locked myself out of the car (while running) a week later.

    Thanks in advance for the help…..

    • Jessica says:

      I’m having this issue, did you ever find the problem?

      • Eddie Poe jr says:

        Yes I got my locks working again but it was a total fluke. I was checking all my fluids under the hood and noticed the battery cables had some corrosion built up. Long story short, the battery was not connected for about 20 or 30 minutes. After finishing the clean up a connecting the battery back up I started resetting my presets on the stereo, getting out as a joke I pushed the door lock button and they WORKED!! The only reason I can give is something reset or a relay became unstuck when the power was disconnected. I hope you have the same dumb luck I had on this! I’d say check the battery cables and if they are clean unhook them for a while, haha it might just work!!

  14. wayne says:

    The driver’s side on my 2004 Mazda3 is locked and cannot be unlocked with the remote or with the key. The key will not turn to the unlock position. This door also cannot be opened from the inside by manually toggling the unlock button or by activating the electric lock switch.

    When the remote is activated, no sound is heard in the driver’s door. Both power door fuses test functional. All other doors unlock/lock as per normal from outside and inside.

    • Oak says:

      Hi Wayne,

      I am experiencing this same problem now! Do you have any advice on how to fix it?

      Some forums suggest that I should remove the inner panel/trim of the door to access the lock mechanism. This seems to be a challenge given that the door is still closed.

      Any guidance you can provide would be appreciated.


  15. Shane says:

    hi i have a ford fiesta 1.3 2002 mk6 i have trouble code 1310 in the gem module i have used a scan to to manually operate the central locking and boot and individually tested each door and all seem to be working and also through my 3rd party alarm the central locking works but it will not work at all through the key interior latches and the boot relese in the dash will not work i have also tried a different module with the same fault
    and using the built in test function nothing happens on any of the door latches cheers shane

  16. Jamie says:

    i press the unlock button on my car remote and only the passenger and driver doors open. but sometimes one of the back back doors opens. in some rear occasions all the doors unlock properly.

  17. doree says:

    Hello — my passenger side door unlocks manually with no problem, locks with the switch on the driver’s side door no problem. The driver’s side door used to open manually, but now I cannot get it to open using my key. It has never unlocked by using the power switch (I have to pull it up by hand), nor does it lock by using the power switch.

    In order to lock ANY doors, I have always had to hold the driver’s side inside door handle out while pressing down on the power lock button on the driver’s side door.

    As of late, the driver’s side door not only will not unlock by using my key, but now, when I go in from the passenger side and pull up on the button, as soon as I pull on the door handle, it automatically locks the driver’s side door. So… I discovered that I have to pull out the inside driver’s side door handle while pulling up on the lock button at the same time, then throw the door wide open and hope that it stays open.

    Do I have one main problem going on here, or a few?

  18. Jonathan Alvarez says:

    my passanger door unlock/lock switch unlocks but does not lock. but my remote unlocks all doors. could it be a bad switch?

  19. Carl says:

    Hi, my passenger door locks/unlocks both doors but my driver side door works independently and feels powerless, any ideas ??
    I have a fiat punto.

    Thanks carl

  20. John says:

    Hi I have an 06 chevy cobalt, both buttons on the doors do not work but my remote will unlock and lock the car. My fuse looks fine so I’m not sure what it could be. Also as I’m driving, the doors will periodically lock and unlock for no reason. Any help?

    • joe says:

      I’ve had this problem of the doors lock/unlock without pressing any buttons. I unplugged one of the lock switches and the problem went away. If it still has the problem, plug it back in and try the other one.

  21. Jay says:

    Hello i have a 95 Nissan Sentra and I have been having problems with the doors locking and unlocking by itself. Im finally fed up with it today someone actually ransacked my car and left all the doors wide open although they did not take anything. I do not want my car to be missing one of these days. So to begin my window switches on both the passenger doors do not work. My main switch has been programmed to where I had to rewire the rear passenger button to be able to control my driver side window but the problem has been going on long before I had to do this. Thanks ahead of time.

  22. Cole says:

    Hi, I have a 2006 Crown Vic P71. All the door locks stopped working yesterday evening after working fine. All fuses are good, when you hit the lock/unlock button you hear the relays in the drivers door module clicking but none of the locks seem to get any power. Do you think something as went bad in that module?

  23. Lauren says:

    I have a 2003 Nissan Micra 3dr (new shape) – since buying it this April I’ve had nothing but trouble withthe driver front door – sometimes I unlock the door and it doesn’t unlock properly, sometimes I lock it and it doesn’t lock – the passenger door and boot all lock fine. At the beginning, the central locking system was going AWOL and would click hen I turned a corner or something like that but since changing the battery in the remote this has not happened. I’ve taken it to a Nissan dealership and they said it was the door lock actuator as it still makes the locking noise but doesn’t lock. They wanted around £180 for the part and to fit it but couldn’t 100% guarantee that that would fix the problem. PLEASE HELP ME. If there is a chance that it could be done NOT by a mechanic then please let me know

  24. Tshepo says:

    I have nissan sentra 1997 model,alarm is working,bt it doesnt lock all 4 doors

  25. Anant says:

    I have Ford Ikon with crosslinks wheels remote lock installed. The problem is that while using the remote key the doors lock but cannot unlock.

    This is a strange problem. Please help me sort it out.


  26. Linda says:

    I have a 2005 dodge caravan. Today when I drive to my destination I discovered none of my door locks would lock. Recently I had trouble getting the key fob to operate any of them, but now none of them will lock from the fob or the interior lock switch. My fuses tested OK. What could the problem be?

  27. Pat Langan says:

    I have a 2004 Chevy Impala. All doors will open and lock from switch on drivers and passenger doors but only drivers door will lock and unlock from key in drivers door lock. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  28. Ke says:

    I have a 2004 ford expidition. I’ve checked fuse box and all is fine. None of the power door locks don’t wort. They don’t even make a noise. All included in this problem is the radio console lights don’t work either although the sound works just fine. Can this be fixed easily?

    • Trying to help says:

      On 2003 Ford Escape the fuse is #27. Not sure if it is the same but I’ve read in several forums this fuse has blown for many people and replacing it fixes the problem. Fuse #27 is a: General Electronic Module (GEM) 14B205, Instrument Cluster, Audio Unit (18808), Data Link Connector (DLC) (14489)

  29. Naomi says:

    My Malibu unlocks and the trunk opens, but will not lock the doors and the horn button no longer sounds the horn.

  30. I Have A Nissan Murano 2009 and the drive side door will not open all the other doors open can you tell me what is the problem.

  31. Cindy says:

    I have a 2007 Kia Sportage. When I lock and unlock my doors with my Fob there is no longer any sound. Also, my alarm does not work. Is this a loose wire or a bad fuse, which I could not find?

  32. Orlando Paez says:

    I have a 2005 Honda Civic EX. My door lock aren’t working properly. My door lock remote is fine as far as the battery goes. I changed out a door switch on the driver side which didn’t help either. This is a 4 dr sedan. I can hear all 3 doors clicking except the driver side front door. Does the front driver side door link to all the other doors? I figured that the door actuators only pertain to each door. Not sure what the issue is? I wouldn’t think it’s a fuse only because I can hear the 3 doors clicking. Now, again, the front driver side door I can’t hear any clicking. Can you tell me what my next step should be?

  33. Danny Gonzales says:

    I have a 2004 honda accord. My problem is that the doors automatically locks when the key is in the ignition.

  34. Ryan says:

    2006 Ford F150 4 door – My door locks function with the remote and interior lock buttons only when the drivers side door is closed. If the drivers door is open, the locks and window switches become inoperable with the switch, but the remote will still unlock/lock the doors. Any ideas?.

  35. B says:

    Hi, I have an unusual problem, I can unlock my doors only to have them lock up before I am at the car door.
    I have even left my Fob inside my home to make sure I haven’t accidently set it off. Is it possible that something is interfering with the signals from Fob to the car? My car is a 2002 Honda Civic, I have researched this problem but have found nothing on the internet.

  36. david says:

    hi i have a mazda 6 sport a 2003 model recently ihave tried opening my boot and wont open all the rest of the doors r fine but the boot is clicking but not opening?????

  37. David S. Armstrong says:

    Iam out of town. A friend has a 2005 Dodge Neon. The electric door lock switch on the drivers door will lock the door. Problem she has is as follows: place key in drivers door, turn key and drivers door will not unlock. Have to crawl over back seat from the trunk to get in the car. Is there a lock rod that runs from the door key cylinder to an electric unlock switch?

  38. Robert Kalua says:

    Hi, I have a nissan caravan van 2005 the central lock iz not working n dashboard n its not pulling wen this things are down, what cn be the major cause to this??

  39. Moe Jones says:

    My power locks on my 1998 tahoe switch aint working I check the fuse and they are fine and none of the doors switch are working what you think is the problem

  40. Ralf says:

    The problem with my car is that when I turn it off the doors don’t unlock and it used to do that now it doesn’t do that anymore. I have a Hyundai Tiburon 2001 and my car supposedly has electrical problems so will checking the operations manual online do the job? Because I don’t have the operations manual in my car when I bought it used.

  41. Burnie says:

    I have a 1986 Chevy Silverado K10 with auto door locks. It has an aftermarket alarm which activates the door locks with the remote keyless entry. The door locks began not opening – – keyless entry will disarm but the door locks don’t open; I have to lock/unlock the door with the key. My friend, who owns the company that installed the alarm system, took a look at it and says it is in the truck, not the alarm system or alarm wiring.

    This was intermittent a couple of times – took it to him twice and the locks mysteriously started working again. I went to start it today and the battery was dead. When I hook a battery booster to it, the locks pulse every 30 seconds or so like they are trying to unlock, but they don’t unlock. I assume this is what killed the battery.

    I disconnected the battery and have it on a trickle charger. Any ideas where to start looking when the battery is charged?


  42. Mary says:

    My 2012 Chevrolet malibu keyless remote will unlock but will not lock my doors.

  43. Reva says:

    I have an 2008 Malibu the driver side window will not go up. the rest of the window in the car are working. The locks in my car use to go up and down by itself.I replace the drivers side switch. but that don’t seem to be the problem. what do you think the problem could be?

  44. Mr. Patel says:


    I have Chevrolet Lacetti. my remote key works for all door except driver door. So, I have to use key directly to open the door. can you tell me how can I resolve it myself.

    When pressed open button of remote key, I think I don’t hear click sound.

    could you please help.


  45. William says:

    Hi, i’ve got a Pontiac Sunfire 2002, I just change the battery of her, because the other one was scrap and now nothing is working on my controller, not a button is working.Can you help me…Thanks

  46. george says:

    i have a 96 corolla and my car alarm system is an aftermarket and now it goes faulty. the doors are opening itself, i mean the latches go up by themselves. if i lock them using the key, they will go up again and then down. if i unlock them, hey still try to go up because my lights are flashing.

  47. Jessica says:

    Hi. I have a 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis. This question refers to the power locks. When I hit the lock button the back two doors lock but the front doors does not. It makes a noise but does not lock. Can you help me…Thanks!

  48. Howdy,
    I have a ’92 Nissan Pathfinder and it’s been at the shop for 2 months now, off and on. When I first took it there all locks worked properly but one window wouldn’t operate by itself; had to operate it from master switch on driver’s side. I’ve spent quite a bit so far; to no avail; Corporate Nissan says it’s too old or try another dealer; I don’t buy that. Please help this 79yr old Great Grandpa/DAV/US Army/7yrs/’50s. Nissan has all the parts because I inquired at that office and they emailed me a list of any parts, etc I might require to solve the issues. Many thanks and God Bless. Pennington/GA/(478)968-5904. Please call me!!

  49. 3D says:

    Hi. I have a 2013 Hyundai Tucson and have a problem with the cargo door. It has stayed lock for a little while now and only the key fob can unlock it. When the car is on or when the key is in and I open the driver’s side door, it will make the unlock sound (3x) but will not actually unlock. I have taken it to the dealership as it is under warranty. They told me that there’s a failure with the door lock assembly. I would just like to know your professional insight on this issue and how this can be fixed. They are taking a long time to address my warranty claim and I am just patiently (almost losing it) waiting. Thank you so much for your help.

  50. DJ says:

    My 2008 Impala has door lock problems. All Doors will lock but only the driver door will unlock. I can hear the relay down in the passenger floor board clicking but the door locks will not move. All three doors went out at the same time.

  51. T says:

    Hi, I need some direction, please. I have a 2001 Toyota Avalon XLS. I’m also having door lock problems. I can lock and unlock the doors with the remote but not with the key.
    I can put the key into all 3 locks -the lock of the driver side, the passenger door lock and the trunk lock, fully. It will not turn at all in either the driver or trunk lock. In the passenger lock it turns to the right which is the lock position. Is this an electrical problem or what should I be looking for? Please advise. I have the fear that I will not be able to get in one day. Thanks for your help.

  52. Dolores Chastain says:

    I have a 2012 Nissan Versa. The drivers side door will unlock and open from the outside. But the inside the car the drivers side door shows the door is unlocked but the door will not open. Even though the lock shows it is unlocked, the door is still locked.

  53. daniel says:

    My 2002 pontiac montana has automatic door locks however it has malfunction o left the key in by mistake one day and it locked its self i found out it is not suspose to do that is there any way to diable that

  54. todd says:

    Honda Accord 2004. When I use my fob to lock my Honda the driver’s side door lock doesn’t lock. If I lock the doors manually from the inside the driver’s side door doesn’t lock. If I lock the doors manually, from the outside by inserting my key into the keyhole all my doors will lock. If I try to open the doors with my fob at this point, the doors do not respond. Then I manually open the doors by inserting the key into the keyhole and turning it to the right, the driver’s side door will open, but not any of the others. It takes another key turn to the right or the fob to unlock the other three doors. Up until four weeks ago, everything was working. Is it possible that the car’s locking sequence or program was changed accidentally or is my locking mechanism broken?

  55. Ashir says:

    i have problem with my fiat bravo 2011 as when i push the lock button the led lights up as it closed but it’s wont close not all time but i happens every week for 2 or 3 times

  56. Tyler says:

    I have a 04 dodge durango the problem I am having is that nothing electrical is working unless the key is in the on position ie (interior lights,door locks,and even headlights) I just purchased this vehicle and want to know what might be going on

  57. Douglas Laws says:

    Power door lock on drivers door only works when endine running and door closed checked ground all clean and tight any other ideas

  58. Douglas Laws says:

    Sorry truck is a 1989 Chevy k2500 and passanger door lock works fine

  59. Nancy says:

    Have a 2002 Escape Doors will not unlock can’t get in any door or back hatch. Whats wrong can’t get in the car.

  60. allison says:

    i have a 2003 ford taurus power locks and alarm system..first thing i noted was alarm has a mind of its on and goes of when ever it wants to, so we would re shut all the doors,,sometimes it worked, than lately notices the door open light goes on from time to time when all the doors are locked,, than the top light in the car wasnt shutting off then the car alarm was going off tonight,, and the door lights(side mirror) lights were not going off, my hubby had to do something to the battery to cut the power, help please

  61. allison says:

    alarm always going off ,, rear view mirror lights staying on when car is locked and shut

    • Adam says:

      Hi Allison, it sounds like it might be one of the door switches isn’t making a full circuit properly. If one of the door switches doesn’t work properly the alarm still thinks one of the doors is open. Likewise if a door switch is faulty because the circuit believes the door is open the light will remain on until the switch is sorted out.

  62. timmy says:

    my fiat palio central locking system are waterdamage and the whole system needs to be replace. can i put a brand new system in and buy-pass the old system

  63. timmy says:

    my central door locking system faulty can i make it work manually with out the key

  64. Adam says:

    I have a Mk 1(99)Focus, hatchback. The central locking locks/unlocks all the doors from my alarm system, but if I try to lock/unlock all doors from the drivers side it only locks/unlocks the driver door. If I use the key in the passenger side it will lock/unlock all doors properly. I also find that when using the alarm system to lock/unlock the car the doors automatically lock within seconds of unlocking. However, this only occurs in colder weather.

    Note: The battery is fine and so is fuse(63) I also cant see any obvious cuts in the door wires.

    Any thoughts?

  65. […] of your windows or all of your locks suddenly aren’t working, it’s more likely to be a blown fuse affecting the entire […]

  66. Jeff says:

    My after market universal remote door locks will lock but no response when I try to unlock , thank you very much

  67. joe says:

    I have a 2007 civic. The rear driver side power lock stopped working with the key fob and drivers switch. Also doesn’t lock when you begin driving. There is no sound coming from the lock.

  68. Hi I have Ford Escape 2002 today I went to start my car I am currently not driving it as need fix but can start it to charge Battery. As I knew it was flat as I jump started it with my drive door open and then I sat in there for while to charge it up. Once I got out of the car some how I couldn’t shut my driver door as it was on lock mode. Why is that and how can I fix it that I shut my door again. I had to tarp my car over cos I couldn’t shut my car door. And we have bad rain here thx

  69. Sasha says:

    I recently purchased a 2013 dodge grand caravan two months ago, my key fob has 6 buttons on it, but with my model van there’s 3 that i can use, which are the “panic”, unlock and lock buttons. Roughly a week ago, the lock button stopped working, but the panic button and unlock button still works, and i went to buy a replacement battery, but the same thing remain. i don’t know what is wrong, and i didn’t want to pay $89 for a Dodge car dealer to diagnose the problem if it’s minor. Help me please. Thanks

  70. chic says:

    I have a ford focus x reg keys wont lock doors by pressing button on key or even by inserting key in lock how can I fix this

  71. DuWayne Layton says:

    I have a 08 Chevy Cobalt. When I push either the drivers door or pass door power door lock switch to lock the car it unlocks all the doors. When I push it to lock them nothing happens. I replaced the drivers door switch and nothing changed. Very frustrating.

  72. Kwaze says:

    I have a 2004 Mazda 3 , and my switch will not activate the door locks at all , I also noticed that my door ajar light stays on even with all the doors closed properly. I suspect that because I had my light kit wired to the fuse that controlled the door locks , my door locks are acting funny but I’ve disconnected it and let it do it’s thing and the problem still remains , any idea what the problem is or where I should take it ? Any help would be greatly appreciated

  73. Mari says:

    I have a door lock/unlock problem in my NIssan Altima 2.5S 2003. It happened yesterday. My remote lock/unlock is stopped working long time back. So, all these days I have been using the key to lock and unlock the car. But suddenly, from yesterday I am not even lock/unlock my card door from the driver side. Where to fix this issue?. I live in Brea, CA area. Any closest service center I can approach in this area?. How much it would cost to fix this issue?.


  74. chak says:

    HI, I have problem with the power door lock for my saturn aura 2008 are up and down but door locks are not functioning..only lock buttons are not working..can anyone pls tell me solution.

  75. Tom Radicchi says:

    2005 dodge caravan. remote button on key fob used to lock and unlock three doors and the back gate, one side slider had to be done manually, and it seemed a bit stiff. one day the other three doors stopped working all at the same time. they won’t respond to the remote button or the switches on the doors. I have to work them manually now.

    the back gate still works by the remote button. is there a separate fuse for the front four doors?

    how can I tell if I need to replace the solenoids or the switches for each door?

    none of the switch buttons on the doors will work the locks, I have to manually pull up and down on each door lock.

  76. Bruce says:

    I have a 2003 Ford Explorer & The interior lock switch on the drivers door works when it wants to. I thought it was the switch so I replaced it. No change……
    Don’t know where to go next. The lock will work with the remote & the passenger door lock but, does not always work with the interior drivers door lock. When, it doesn’t work I don’t hear a click. Any suggestions?????

  77. Mitch says:

    I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. When locking my car, all of the doors lock accept for the trunk and the glass window as well. A click is heard by no lock is engaged. I do not know where to begin to get it fixed. The key fob broke so I use the lock button on the drivers side door yet the trunk just wont lock. suggestions???

  78. Neal says:

    I have a Honda Civic 2002 EX. When I have changed the batteries in the fab but nothing happens. You can use the auto unlock switch in the car and all door unlock without issue.

    So I dont believe it is a short but possibly the device in the car that receives the signal to unlock from the fab. Is that an easy repair or do I need a pro to deal with it.

  79. Lance Rau says:

    Hi, just bought 2 1998 honda civics, 1 ex, 1 lx. Both have the exact same problem. 1 rear door lock doesn’t work on both, same door and both have fuel gauges not working correctly and eratically. Since both have the exact 2 same issues can they be related?

  80. Mustafa says:

    I have Honda accord 2004 i-vtec 2.4 petrol 4 door saloon , the door lock driver side (left hand drive) is not working all the others are , no sound or click when I push it, it give no response to the remote key, if It has to be replaced what part number please

  81. eduardo says:

    I have a Ford but the control remote works but th the car dosent do it all fuses work great they are not burned and th e remote has new bateris

  82. Hassan says:

    I have auto electrical problem.
    chevy malibu maxx 2005 the power door lock is not working.
    driver side about one year, and the passenger side started to not function only (three) 3 days ago.

  83. Dave says:

    While driving my 1999 Buick Century my radio suddenly stopped working along with the clock, I soon realized my Windows stopped working as well. Later I played around with it and found whether in accessory or running none of these items work unless I press the lock button on the drivers door. They also begin working when I put the car in gear and the doors lock. However the doors will not unlock either out of gear or by pressing the unlock button on the door or FOB. Is this a wiring issue, switch or relay?

  84. Mel says:

    I have a 2009 chev Uplander. The front passenger door will lock and unlock with the key fob and the power door locks on the door, but will not open. Do you have any ideas what could be going on?

  85. Amy says:

    I have an ’03 Avalanche 1500. All of my doors will open ( with key fob or driver switch) but only the front two will lock. On rare occasions the rear doors will also lock. I haven’t taken the door panels off to look at anything. It does sound like it’s trying to do something when I hit the lock button. I’m perplexed! Could it be the actuators? Or maybe something else? Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!

  86. rob says:

    I have a 2000 Cirrus. the drivers side door lock is making a loud buzzing noise when it self locks when starting to drive. Any ideas

  87. David says:

    Dear Sir,

    I have a 2005 Toyota Mark x. During rain season or after car wash, the remote doors stops operating. After some time, when sun resumes and its hot it corrects itself, or after 30km non stop drive, the problem is sorted. what could be the cause of the problem? The remote key (alarm gadget) doesn’t seem to have any problem as once pressed alarm is activated but doors do not close.

  88. Michelle says:

    Hi I’ve a grand scenic and the drivers door is not loving when you walk away from it, other doors are locking, also when you try to open drivers door it won’t open, so you have to press the handset a couple of times.

  89. Jim says:

    I have a 2007 Kia Sedona. The left side sliding passenger door’s automatic lock/unlock feature isn’t working. Press key fob once, driver door locks/unlocks. Press key fob second time, only the doors on the right side respond. This is also the case when using the key to manually lock/unlock and when engaging the locking mechanism from the inside. I’m not sure if it’s an electrical problem or if perhaps it’s the component within the door itself that should be locking/unlocking. I know there could be a number of causes but I’d like to start what may be the most common cause and work my down from there.

  90. Jordy says:

    None of the lock buttons work even the trunk. Have power but the doors will not lock when you shift into gear also. Push button on key fob and hear a little click sound. Can lock doors manually and open with a key. Can not use seat buttons to move seat forward either. Lumbar support dose not work either. 1998 Grand Marquis

  91. Boopathy says:

    Dear Sir,
    In our office electromagnetic door lock sometime its not locking at that time there was no electromagnetic power in lock, after 5 minutes the electromagnetic power automatically switched ON.This happens rarely.

  92. Paul says:

    my 2001 ford Crown Victoria police interceptor door locks wont work on any door nor does the trunk and gas release. i can , however, lock and unlock the doors plus pop the trunk with my remote entry system. my seat has lumbar and it works.

  93. Michael says:

    I have a 2003 Ford F150 supercab. My locks worked fine one day, and then they all stopped working at the same time. Neither the switch on the two front doors or on my keychain work. I have been told it is the actuators, the one of the switches itself, or a slew of other things. It is not the maxi fuse under the hood. Any suggestions?

  94. I have checked the fuse in my car that connects to the locks and it looked fine. I replaced it just to be sure, but the locks still don’t work on the drivers or passengers side. I think it unlikely that both switches went out at the same time, but I can try getting both of them fixed. Any suggestions?

  95. Kate Yilmaz says:

    Hello, I have a 2009 Seat Altea XL 1.9TDI and this is going to sound ridiculous but since about 2 weeks ago my front passenger door will not usually open from the outside irrelevant of whether the central locking is on or off, so we have to open it from the inside. Once opened from the inside, you can then close and open it from the outside as many times as you like and it will be OK while it is stationary. The problem comes when you move off and on changing up from 1st to 2nd gear, the front passenger door clicks and as soon as that happens if you pull up (turn off central locking) and try and open it from the outside it will not open! It doesn’t matter if you go up and down through the gears or anything else, it just happens on the change from 1st to second. Even if you drive off a bit but stay in gear it will open from the outside! Any ideas anyone as we will shortly be emigrating and it looks like I am going to have a repair bill, in order to sell my car :/

  96. Kate Yilmaz says:

    sorry the last bit should read… if you drive off a bit but stay in 1ST gear it will open from the outside…..

  97. Mark Johnson says:

    Hi, My son has a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. The Battery died and had to be replaced. When we replaced the Battery the door locks started unlocking and locking by themselves, with the key in the ignition and without the key in the ignition. I already disconnected the driver and passenger side door lock switches and when disconnected the back doors still locked and unlocked by themselves. Pulled fuse to stop this from happening. What should I do next: relay, bcm (hope not), not sure what to do next. Last resort take to a service shop.

  98. Ron says:

    I have a 2011 Chrysler one key entry with remote. Battery dead tried all methods to open car, none work. The key goes in lock turns but will not unlock door.

  99. MARK says:

    I have a 2002 Explorer XLT 4.6L. Recently have had some problems with the electric door locking system. The horn will chirp twice when arming the locks with the remote keyfob as if a door is not closed ( the doors are actually all locked). All doors are shut because the dash ‘door ajar light’ is not on. The interior light and passenger exterior mirror lights stay on for 10 minutes then turn off by the battery saver. The driver mirror light does not illuminate at all, but when checking it found out the bulb is ok. The drivers side door lock switch will not lock the doors with the key out of the ignition. The keyless entry will sound the horn when try to unlock the doors with the code. When pressing 7/8 and 9/0 simultaneously to unlock the other doors there isn’t any response. I have pulled the latch out of the drivers door to check the door switch and find it is ok.

  100. Farhan says:

    I have Skoda fabia 03 combi. when i lock or unlock the car from driver side (left front door) using key it work for the 3 door except front right door. but when i lock or unlock from the front right door, all the locks work.
    so i have to unlock the front right door manually by pulling the door opener handle twice in the right front door.

  101. Tamasipani Sousou says:

    I have 2008 Dodge Ram Truck what is happen it could not open the two back doors with the remote even lock it is nottoo only the two fron doors is still workong properly So how to fix that? thanks

  102. Amanda says:

    The unlock works on my power locks but lock does not….it only locks when I put it in drive or reverse. When I get out I have to go around and lock all doors manually…makes me crazy

  103. Sarah says:

    I have a 2001 Mitubishi Galant. The power locks only work when the car is on. Once I turn off the car the locks and the overhead light do not work.

  104. Gus says:

    Hello. I have a ’09 Honda CRV with a rear, driver’s side door lock that seems to have a mind of its own. The other 3 door locks seem to be fine. This lock opens and immediately re-locks itself as soon as any command to open doors (from any source – door master open/lock button, key fob, or placing the car in park) is made. The lock also seems to be stuck as manual attempts to open it are futile as it will, again lock itself. At times, previously, it would lock and unlock itself as the car was in motion (lock itself as you accelerated from a stop and unlock itself once you came to a stop). Any thoughts? Thanks!

  105. Kyle says:

    I have a 2009 Dodge journey SXT. Using the fob to unlock the car, all doors unlocked except driver side door. The lock appears to receive some signal but it does not fully Operate and unlock. I have to manually use the key to unlock the driver door. To lock the car, all doors operate with key fob or manually pressing the lock button on the driver side panel, but the driver door does not respond. I always have to push down the lock to lock the door. All windows work properly.

    I have not been able to find online anyone else that can explain this particular issue and which part I need to fix. I don’t trust Dodge as they have replaced the whole module on the driver door approximately 3x in 5 years. Any information or video will be greatly appreciated!

  106. Jeremy says:

    I have a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT crew cab. All the doors will lock and unlock automatically except for the driver door. It tries but wont. I have to push the lock nub on the door panel down and it will lock and all the other doors as well, when I get in my truck I have to use the key to unlock my door… Any help would be great! Thanks

  107. Hi I have an 05 f250 sd my door locks when taking off used to lock it just quit working every thing else works can you help ?

  108. Derek says:

    So I have a 2009 Chevy Impala and locks were working great until today the key fab and the buttons will unlock the drivers door nor the rear passenger door there is one fuse for all doors and its fine! Can anyone help me with this fix

  109. Greg Wolf says:

    Here is my story. It is a 2002 Honda Accord, 4cyl special edition. Years ago the rear right door lock quit working, but that is just extra info. The other three door locks work fine when it is not hot. However, when it is hot (104 F) like it was today the locks do not respond to any of the switches (driver, front passenger). Also, today the front passenger window would not work with either the driver switch or the door switch. Whether cooled down and the window started to respond. Turned on the air conditioning and git the car very cool inside and THE LOCKS BEGAN TO WORK. I don’t have a clue. Is there some integrated circuitry involved in the windows and locks that is heat might cause electrical problems? I don’t know how to use these chat sites. I hope I can figure out how to check back for any response/answers. Thanks in advance for your help.

  110. Jenny says:

    Hi. I have a 2005 Ford Freestar. All doors open perfectly with the lock button but they do not close. You can hear an almost unaudible click, as though the door is trying but it would not close.
    Also the doors used to close when the car moved. Now they do not.
    Can anyone help me.

  111. i have a2005 f150 pick up key foob willbeep the horn for locking and unlocking doors but door will not lock and key will not lock doors

  112. Krys says:

    On my 2007 Kia Sedona, the rear doors will not lock with the fob or the either front door lock buttons. I have to lock these manually. The rear lift gate operates fine, its only the two sliding doors. Neither of them make a sound when the lock button is pressed, they just don’t lock.

  113. Merle says:

    My 2005 Malibu maxx no doors open or close when I hit the drivers side lock. Even off or on. When car on I hear a little ‘chirping.’ Noise. Sometimes all the locks come on and off as I’m during. Go figure. All locks work with key fob but if I don’t lock door, the horn beeps for 5 secs then the alarm goes off until I put the key back in. Please help

  114. Julie says:

    Hi Carl
    Don’t know if you can suggest or help me but I have a 2006 mercury mariner hybrid and when I go to work I unlock my driver’s door using the key fob and if I forget something and have to get into the car it doesn’t open. I have to use the key to open it. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? Thanks

  115. I have a 2003 Chevy Tahoe and I ran my Tahoe thru water, now my lock constantly are locking and running my battery dead

  116. j c says:

    when driving my 2006 vz commdore my central lock keeps unlocking and lock when driving anyone know what could be the cause

  117. william says:

    my locks only work when car is remote keyless entry all stop working at the same time

  118. Stephanie says:

    I have a 2011 f150 the back door driver side is the only door that will not lock, even pushing the nob with my hand will not lock. Can someone please help me?

  119. Joan says:

    My 2009 Mercedes ML350….passenger door does not lock or unlock using the fob, master inside or individual switch. Will operate manually only. All other doors are fine.

  120. Stumped says:

    My left rear door lock stopped working so the dealer blamed the actuator. A week or so after replacing the actuator on that door the right rear door began failing to operate. After several weeks of that door not functioning properly it miraculously returned to normal–at the same time the right front door lock started to act up. Both the fob and door buttons would not operate the malfunctioning door locks at the time they were acting up. I have a remote start. Any ideas? It can’t be actuators failing one at a time around the car. I’m stumped!

  121. naraa says:

    The power lock button inside WILL NOT lock the doors, but it will unlock them. I have to manually lock all the doors. If I do this the alarm sets itself a few minutes later and every time I use the key in the door the alarm goes off and won’t stop until I put the key in the ignition. This gets some ugly stares from neighbors and people in the parking lot at work.
    toyota venza 2012

  122. Angie says:

    2012 Impala. The doors will not lock with the key fob, nor do the lock with the button on the door panel. Key fob unlocks them.

  123. Marcus says:

    I have a 98 jeep grand Cherokee Laredo. As of late, when im driving down the road, the electric door locks will randomly unlock. Happons more frequently if on a bumpy road. Ideas?

  124. Derek Chambers says:

    Both of my power locks don’t work i have to use my key or to lock both doors by hand. What do you think i would have to do to fix this problem? Do you think both of the door actuators are bad? Or how would i check them

  125. Joseph says:

    I have a 2013 Ford Escape everything’s fine until now,locked doors left came back my key buttons would not open any doors put a new battery still nothing,My escape didn’t come with remote starter,just key remote for doors,What could be wrong?I can open with keys and all lights work fine,could it be a fuse

  126. Jerry h Blackmon says:

    I have one door that won’t lock with buttons but it’s trying I figured I might try cleaning the rod tracks inside the door and grease them ive had luck in the past years

  127. Krystle says:

    Neither of my rear doors will lock when I press the button on the fob or either front door. I have to lock them both manually.

  128. dean says:

    i have a 2003 honda 170 civic
    the remote can be programmed to car, but the central locking does not work when pressing fob
    the doors all lock when u use the key
    the fob is good, as i can programme it to a different car
    any suggestions?
    2 auto elec guys could not figure it out

  129. Zylus says:

    Toyota camry 2003. Car locks when started but doesn’t unlock when is turned off. Also the fob doesn’t work I’ve changed the batteries and that’s not it. I can still unlock the doors with buttons on the doors. Need advice.

  130. Trevor Dickinson says:

    Hi guys, I need some help. I have a Ford Falcon (2003 model) with automatic doors. When I press the remote to close all doors, the rear passengers side door does not close, while all the other doors closed. I replaced the complete mechanism of the faulty door, and now the drivers door does not close, while the other three doors close. Will appreciate if I could get some help to fix this problem.

  131. Kat says:

    2011 Ford Focus. When nearing the vehicle with key fob in hand and without actually hitting the buttons, the locks will engage and disengage on their own. This problem began after we reached single digit temperatures. Could the battery in the key fob be bad? At one point the auto locks engaged while driving, and the driver door would not unlock. Now the locks will disengage. I just have the problem with them engaging/disengaging.

  132. Eddie says:

    I have an 05 F150 Lariat super cab, all door locks and buttons stopped working at once. The drivers door will unlock with the driver side panel unlock button. All other buttons only produce a clicking noise at the specified solenoid. The keyless entry pad and keychain remote do not lock or unlock any door but the keychain remote will make the lights operate on or off and horn chirps affirming the doors are locked when they are not! At the same time the instr. panel lights do not come on when the headlamp switch is in the automatic position. Switching from off to automatic the lights blink and a click from solenoid in kick panel can be heard. All other dash lights operate just fine. This may not be related to the locks but they both stopped working at the same time. My truck only has 69000 miles and is in excellent condition so rust should not be a problem. All related fuses are good.
    Anyone have same or similar problem?
    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks in advance

  133. Amanda Hornick says:

    I have a 2007 Saturn Ion, my problem is my power locks not really working. I can unlock all the doors fine with the button but they won’t lock. I can hear the clicking noise when I press the lock button but they just won’t lock and this is on all of the doors. What do I do?

  134. Tom J says:

    2003 Chevy Avalanche. Remote quit opening any/all doors. One remote replaced approx 3 yrs ago. New batteries in both remotes, no help. Hit inside door lock/unlock & it works like it should. Key in drivers door it’s like unlocking a manual lock/unlock system. Key in passenger side it unlocks quickly and easy like it always has and should work.

    Would driver’s side need new actuator? But it works good when I hit lock/unlock button inside the vehicle

  135. David says:

    Hi there, I have a question to ask. I have a 2008 mazda 3i. I can unlock all of the doors with the remote, driver/passenger door lock switch; but I can not lock the doors. This happens all the time now. Fuses is fine and I find from the dealer that my car does not have a door lock relay. I’m guessing it’s the driver door lock actuator. If this is the case how come I can’t lock the door from the passenger side either.

  136. Yizheng says:

    All of my doors works fine with switch.
    But key and remote control can not unlock the passengers side door. (So if I have a passenger I need to open my door and press witch)

  137. Paul Green says:

    My 2003 Mercedes Kompressors doors all lock when I use the button on the arm / inside the car, but when I try to lock it from outside, with the remote unit the rear passenger door wont lock, although all the others do, do you have any ideas why this should be please ?
    I can’t understand why they all lock ok when sitting in the car…..

  138. shaun says:

    where is the soliniod

  139. Hi I have a 2008 tahoe and both front doors lock won’t work can someone please tell me what it could be

  140. ted says:

    2004 ford e-350.. noise in right front door. power door locks quit working.. changed actuator in that door,, 3 switches..4 actuators,, only the door with new actuator is working,from all switches,, suggestions

  141. Penny Olson says:

    What if a click is not heard when listening to one door lock that is not functioning at all but the other 3 are working fine? It is on a 2009 Dodge Ram 2500.

  142. Ashley says:

    I’ve got a question about my 2001 Cadillac Seville sls every door lock and window except my drivers door lock and window don’t unlock or lock unless I actually unlocking it by crawling through my car or have my 3 year old son climb in and manually unlock it while I’m holding my 2 year old and the windows stopped working at the same time the won’t unroll or roll up my drivers door will unlockand lock with the remote and with the button on the door panal and the drivers window will unroll and roll up so what is up what do i need to replace and where would i find the replacement parts

  143. Phyllis says:

    1998 ford ranger won’t start. Has new battery and new alternator put in 2 weeks ago. when key is turned,, the door lock go up and down??

  144. Brenda says:

    I have a 2006 Honda Accord and I can hear the locks click when I click the key fob but they won’t open. I first thought it was the key fob battery but the trunk responds so I don’t think that is the problem. Not sure where the fuse box is located.

  145. Dileepkumar C says:

    My 2005 model Nissan Tiida Automatic door lock Swich or remote pressing uulock time trunk automatically open

  146. karim baloch says:

    I have Toyota Corolla 2007

    The lock/unlock switch on the driver side arm rest will not activate the door locks.can any body help me or Guide me how to fix it or any place to repair it please it in minimum charges please

  147. Atbinnc says:

    My 2007 Accord doors do not lock or unlock with either key fob. The switches in the door all work and everything works properly when I insert the key in the driver’ door lock. All doors unlock with the second turn as they are designed.

  148. My door locks with the key remote, but the button on the both the driver side and passenger side door are inoperative. I checked the interior fuses and they look good. Any other suggestions?

  149. Stephanie says:

    Hi I have a 2007 nissan altima. The key fob will unlock and lock all four doors with no problem but both buttons in the driver and passenger side don’t work. Is it just the switches?

  150. aubra lucy says:

    i had the same problem with my doors not locking with the key fob , all i did was change the door lock actuator and my proble was fix solve.

  151. Regina says:

    I can’t lock with the control from outside

  152. darrell says:

    04 sporttac can unlock 3 doors with fob,not drivers.when locking can use drivers switch only locks other three doors

  153. tad says:

    My problem is the car locks automatically with out hitting the locks. 2004 Impala.

  154. Frank Mason says:

    Hi Carl, I have a 2005 Ford F1 50 four-door. The drivers door power locks switch will lock all four doors but will not unlock them. Put in a new switch The same thing happens. I’ve looked at the wiring in the door jam everything appears fine. The passenger door lock switch will lock and unlock all four doors.

  155. Kyle says:

    my 2001 chevy suburban the door switches and the fob only open the drivers side , all the other doors have to be opened manually. any ideas it just started out of the blue.

  156. Kyle says:

    My 01 Suburban the drivers door works fine from all switches and fob, but th other 3 bone not work from either. Any ideas?

  157. Bert says:

    My gmc safari drivers door only locks and unlocks by remote but won’t work if I press down on door lock and un lock button from inside van. All other locks work fine.

  158. Alberta says:

    I have a 2006 Ford Expedition. The key fob will not unlock or lock the doors. The keyless entry opens all of the door locks no problem. All of the door lock switches work except the drivers master door lock switch. Tried a brand new drivers door switch but still won’t work. What else should I look for?

  159. Tricia says:

    I have a 2003 Nissan Altima that did all the things it says indicate a bad accuator. My husband replaced it, but the fob and the key still do not unlock it. They will lock and unlock by pushing the inside locks. Help!

  160. John Dill says:

    should I have power at the Door Lock actuator without pushing the lock or unlock switch?

  161. Robert says:

    My wife’s 2007 Malibu doors will not lock or unlock with the switches. However they will lock when I take it out of Park and unlock when I put it back into lock so the locking mechanisms should be fine. In addition, the power mirrors stopped working. All of this started when we changed out the battery after it died while sitting. The windows and other items seem to be working just fine…..

  162. Tammy Hanks says:

    My dad has. 97 Grand Marquis, the driver door won’t close, because the latch is open and won’t close

  163. Vanessa says:

    I have a 2006 land Rover and my auto alarm only lock three of my doors and the right pasenager one doesn’t work it won’t even open my window. I took it to Haron and they said who ever put that alarm in needs to fix it so I have no idea who put that in as I bought it like that already.

  164. Halofire says:

    My girlfriend has a 2008 Chevy cobalt and the door locks don’t work properly. I thought it was the switches because the switches would unlock
    The doors but won’t lock them. I changed the switches and I still have the Same problem. I can hear a click sound near the shifter when I hit the lock button. The doors won’t lock with the fob either. I was thinking BCM but Both unlock and lock functions would be affected not just the lock function. Trunk lock and windows work. Trunk unlock works on the fob also. I’m only having issues with other the door lockinng function. Anyone have any suggestions?

  165. Joe Brodski says:


  166. Ben says:

    My sister’s 2011 Dodge Nitro has started randomly locking doos and chirping even when no one’s touching the key fob, any ideas what could be causing this?

  167. Ian Pyx says:

    I have same problem with my Toyota Avanza. 2 doors on the left side or drivers side are properly working. But the 2 doors on the right side are not working.

  168. I have a Monana 2007, when I unlock the doors all the doors get unlocked except the side door who get lock, and when I lock the doors all the doors get lock except the side door who get unlocked. The side door lock works fine but does the opposite everytime. Would you know how to fix the problem, thank you.

  169. daryn says:

    so i have a 2000 ford focus zts and the rear right door lock works but not the rest im not hearing any mechanical movement in the rest of the doors and its definetly not the power door lock need help

  170. Matt says:

    Hi Carl,

    Have a 1983 El Camino that won’t lock or unlock from the key. I replaced the cylinder lock and still have the same problem, it just won’t turn, feels like I’ll break the key if forced. The doors unlock and lock from the switch inside the car, however the key fob will only lock the doors, when I press the unlock button nothing happens with the lock but the lights blink as if the the alarm was deactivated.

  171. Keith bacon says:

    Can someone help me with my 2000 Chevy silversmith. My door locks work great from the switch on the door. I bought new key fobs new batteries followed the instructions to program got to the part where I hold down the lock unlock button at the same time and nothing happens. Checked all the fuses. They are good. Now I don’t know what else to do.

  172. Hi, i have a 2006 saturn vue, the driver’s lock doesn’t work, all others work fine. I tested it and there is power to the lock electrical connector, also tested the lock and it is good. is there a control unit or something else that is the culprit?! thx… Robert

  173. Sebastien says:

    i have a Camry 2012 the passenger back door power lock does not work. the others 3 work sometimes but not always. I am willing to replace the actuators but why does it work sometimes (does not seem to be temperature related). Thank you in advance for help.

  174. Tim Kirkman says:

    We are restoring an 1989 Toyota Van LE RWD (JT3YR26W9K5052625) but we have not been able to correct the problem in the Locking devise. The POWER WINDOW MASTER SWITCH has a rocker switch (the first one in the component), it LOCKS/UNLOCKS the doors.
    Presently this switch will LOCK the doors, but will not UNLOCK the doors. Is this item repairable, or must we locate a new / used POWER WINDOW MASTER SWITCH?

    Mr. Kirkkman
    Dallas OR

  175. Deborah Sexson says:

    All my doors can be opened manually but the rear door there’s know way to open it switch is stupid how do we open it

  176. David Barnett says:

    I have a 2002 Ford Taurus, the locks unlock but won’t lock same with Jet fob

  177. Shawn says:

    I have an ’07 Dodge Nitro, the switch nor the key fob will unlock any of my doors. They lock but will not unlock. Would that be the control panel on the driver’s door??

  178. I have a 95 olds silhouette that the door locks work on there own, lock and unlock randomly when parked and not running. Can anybody help with this problem?

  179. Branon says:

    I have a 94 chevy suburban all power locks quit working from all switches and the battery drained now while charging there is clicking from under the dash while charging and then it sounds like the power surges through all the doors dont know what’s going any thoughts

  180. many times when I go out to get into my vehicle the doors are unlocked even though I made sure they were locked the last time I used the 98 ford explorer. Once my whole stereo system was taken out of my dash. Could someone have a remote entry key bob that works my doors??

  181. Ginger says:

    My 2005 Rav driver side door does not work with the remote. All other doors work. Simple fix?

  182. C Howarth says:

    I had my boot open while it was raining hard on my BMW estate my fob will not work my sensor to lock and unlock the door can someone help or give me some advice on what I have to do

  183. Chris says:

    I have the same problem on my 2014 ram 2500 Laramie the lock button on door and fob works but the unlock on either fob or panel doesn’t work the lights flash and I can hear the relay but doesn’t unlock I have to use the key manually and help would be appreciated thanks.

  184. I’m facing the same problem, any ideas?

  185. Brian Hansen says:

    I have a 2012 pathfinder. The passenger door switch works when the car is on, but does not work when the car is off. The drivers side works with the car off, and Nissan tells me the passenger side should too. Something must be changing in the power supply side when the key is out. Any idea what I should look for?

  186. Handyman says:

    Hi Carl,
    Thank you for your tips, my fuse was blown out. Works fine after replaced it.

  187. Wangotango says:

    Need help to fix 2010 Charger door power lock don’t work. Can hear mechanism but door won’t open both front and back. Need help please.

  188. Rachael Caldwell says:

    I have a 2014 Toyota Camry SE. My front doors will not lock or unlock by themselves or by using the key-fob. Even when trying to use the inside power lock switch they still will not unlock or lock. I have tried to replace the battery in the keyfob to see if that would make the doors work and it did not. I can only unlock the driver’s door manually but that still will not unlock the passenger front door, I have to reach across the car to lock or unlock it. The doors started out just randomly not wanting to lock on their own then they would work again with the key fob then they both all together stopped working. I have NO idea what is wrong with my doors.

  189. S Hess says:

    what if the door auto lock feature acts up? mine will not lock once you take it out of park, instead they will lock after releasing brake pedal and every time after that the door locks will lock when depressing brake pedal.

  190. tal says:

    Programming method to lock and unlock the doors automatically during the movement of the car GMC 2006

  191. Joe says:

    I have an 05 Chevy impala. The drivers door lock not working. I’ve confirmed power and ground at the actuator. Scan tool says both driver and passenger doors active when I use switches. All the doors lock and unlock except the drivers. What would be the cause here?

  192. steve kendrick says:

    Carl….I found reading your web page very informative….and wondered whether you could answer a question… I have an old Mk5 astra and the central locking sounds as if its operating. However, if I I press the fob once to loc doors when I attempted to remotely open doors non of them work. However if I double click fob to set deadlock, when i press fob to open doors, all doors open except back passenger near side. My question is this…is it possible that the lock/actuator/switch is faulty in the back passenger near side door…And could this one locking mecahism be causing the problems with all the other doors as Ive outlined above? Cheer Steve (Wales, UK)

  193. steve endrick says:

    Cant open astra rear passenger door near side with either fob …and all the other doors only open after remote deadlocis set..they wont unlock after after single press of fob. I can hear rear nearside door operating when pressing remaote..but never opens..However if I unplug the lock/actuator inside that door then all the other locks work correctly opening whether deadlock was set or not… Tried changing actuator in the problem door and reconnecting but problem is still there…Would you have any clues as to what problem could be…Cheers Steve

  194. Chris says:

    Have an 02 suburban where the doors auto lock but onlu driver side can be unlocked with key and sets off alarm
    Doors cannot be unlocked manually and FOB doesnt work but lights flash and horn honks as if it does.plz help

  195. Mike says:

    I have a 2003 Pontiac Montana, the power door locks (all) will lock with the door switches but, will not unlock by the switches. There is no sound from the lock mechanisms when trying to unlock with switches Also, the doors do not automatically lock when placed in gear. Fuse has power and is not blown. Any assistance is appreciated.

  196. Jesse Breo says:

    I have a 2017 chevy cruze my keyfob can lock and unlock the car and open the trunk all the buttons in the car work except the unlock on the door and the trunk release button dont work i have to use keyfob to unlock passenger door to let someon in what is tge solution

  197. We had an alternator throw out more power than it was supposed to and it fried some of the components in my car. None of my door locks work now. Fuse is ok. What could this be? I was told circuit board but isn’t that for an individual door? None of them work now. Wouldn’t I have to replace the whole panel?

  198. Eli says:

    I have a 96 silverado ext. the problem I am having is the passenger switch does not unlock or lock the doors. The driver side does both. When I try with the passenger side there is a faint clicking noise, but no unlock or lock. I’ve replaced the switch, and actuator in the passenger door, the switch in the driver side door, and the relay between underneath the steering column. When I take out the driver side switch, the passenger side works just fine and locks and unlocks. Anyone have an idea of what it could be?

  199. billy says:

    I have a 2005 dodge ram. All 4 doors will unlock from the key fab or door switch but wont lock. I’ve checked the fuse and even replaced the master switch cluster in the driver door and still nothing.

  200. Jason Durcholz says:

    2004 Dodge Dakota. None of my doors will lock but they all will unlock. And the automatic door lock at 15mph feature won’t work either. All other power functions of the truck work fine. No blown fuses. And I already replaced the drivers power control button console in the door panel.

  201. ada bates says:

    Hi. I have an 03 nissan pathfinder and my power door locks always go out when it rains. i’ve changed the fuse twice over the past month because it always has been blown. i’m wondering if the rain has something to do with the fuse being blown and i’m not quite sure what i should do to fix it. wether i should go to a mechanic or if it can be fixed at home. thanks for your help

  202. bob jackson says:

    2009 Mitsubishi Gallant. None of the windows operate when using the drivers side master control panel. The passenger windows work when using their own switch. I replaced the drivers side master control panel – but the same results.

  203. Leah says:

    My mother has a 2005 Ford Escape. The passenger front door lock won’t lock or unlock with the key fob or the lock buttons inside the car. We have to manually reach over and lock or unlock it. All of the other locks work fine with fob and inside button. An acutator is over $100, so I don’t wanna buy that unless I am sure. Any ideas?

  204. Jaxson says:

    Hi, I have a 2007 Honda CR-V EX and my driver door lock is the only one that functions, all others have to be unlocked by hand, I changed a bad actuator to see if that would fix it and it didn’t. Is there anything else I can do?

  205. John Peters says:

    When the latch is raised upward, the actuator connects the car’s door handle to the aperture. The door handle and the unlock mechanism disengage when the latch is pulled downward, preventing the car door from opening.

  206. Peter Wolman says:

    Hi. I have a 2013 Chevy Spark. The key fob lock works fine but the unlock does not. Replaced key fob batteries, tried other key fob…no luck. Any thoughts? Thank you.

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