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Doors unlock but donít lock

Old 05-21-2018, 02:20 PM
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Default Doors unlock but donít lock

this happens both with the remote and both door switches. I can hear it do something but the actuators donít activate to lock the door. Iíve read through the threads that were similar and I donít have issues with the windows rolling down like many do. The remote and door switches all work to unlock all the doors fine.

i checked the fuse and itís fine, Iím wondering if itís the relay in which case I believe I have to pull the center console.

Truck is a 2003 wagon with 25k miles
Old 05-21-2018, 10:10 PM
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Do you have any aftermarket wiring or stereo on your rig? You think the doors were taken off at any point during the lifetime of the truck? [eg. for custom paint or wrap?] Custom fob/alarm system that overrides the factory setup? [Viper, etc]

I suspect the wiring harness along the line or switches, you would need to do a drop voltage test along the harnesses involved. I'd bypass the harness and run the ground and +12/-12v to the switch directly and see if it works. That would eliminate the solenoid/motor being the problem. If it works fine, then you check the test the two switches [center doghouse and door mounted, you can swap them with new ones or use known working ones from other doors], after that it's going through the harness and checking for damage or internal wire rust. [A drop test will reveal this].

The reason I mentioned door removal/paint/wrap is that some body shops cut the factory door harnesses instead of unplugging them at the 4/6pin jumpers and then splice them back together. I had one shop do that on my truck and it caused all sorts of window/lock performance issues. I wound up going through the whole system and crimping up new connectors/wires to get everything working ship shape again.
Old 05-22-2018, 04:21 PM
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There is an aftermarket stereo and the truck was painted at some point before me. I don't believe it's the solenoid, all locks were working fine, and then I got out of the car to lock it and none of them worked all of a sudden, so I tend to think it's more in the relay - at least I hope! I don't want to chase down a pinched or loose wire somewhere!
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