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Passenger side locks malfunctioning.

Discussion in 'Trouble shooting' started by Daimashin, Feb 21, 2014.

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  1. Daimashin

    Daimashin Active Member Founding Member

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    These few days, the locks on the passenger sides have been going haywire. Sometimes, they work and sometimes they don't. Do you think there's a chance this could only be a hiccup or I should be ready that it's going out soon?
     
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Is it a power lock or manual? Could be a motor going out. Bad wire or ground.

    All other locks work fine?

    James
     
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    oivas Member Founding Member Chevy Truck Club

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    Depends on it being electric motor or manual. If it is electric motor then you need to have it checked before it gets permanently damaged. So, get it checked and repaired while you can.
     
  4. Daimashin

    Daimashin Active Member Founding Member

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    Forgot about this, yeah it's a power lock. It worked before but now it's completely dead. Only the passenger sides are broke while the driver sides still work. I'm short on money these days so I'm just going to leave it since the alarm doesn't go off when I manually lock them.
     
  5. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Sounds like a wiring issue if both passenger side locks don't work.

    James
     
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    SmrtGuy New Member

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    Yeah, its most likely a short somewhere if both of the passenger side locks aren't working. The problem with just closing your eyes and wishing it away is that could compound the problem. It may be an indication of a larger electrical issue that could leave you stranded on the side of the road somewhere.

    There are still some no to low cost things you can do to investigate or repair the problem. First it appears that you have isolated the problem to the electrical so next step is to check the fuse box. There is a good chance that a short/ground in the system or surge caused the fuse to become overloaded and "blow". So locate the fuse box and check the fuse for the auto lock doors. If you have trouble doing this then find your owners manual in the car or get one online. This may not solve the problem entirely but it will let you know if its ongoing or a one time thing.
     
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