Originally Posted by anthonyv62
2. If the driver door is opened and the passenger door is opened the door locks will work when the power lock switch is pushed. The minute either of the actual door lock mechanism touches the striker when closing, the locks stop working and have to be operated manually - but I can hear a clicking noise when the power lock switch is pushed (but locks aren't working) coming from under the glove compartment over in the corner of the passenger side kick panel and footwell.
I'm going to guess a bad ground here. Something is using another circuit as a ground path. The fact that the operation stops when the door lock touches the striker leads me to think that the door itself might not be grounded either -- when the lock touches the striker and completes a ground path from the door to the body, then you get a different set of symptoms.
You might want to check the wiring bundles where they jump the gap from the door pillar to the driver'* and/or passenger'* door. You may have some broken and possibly cross-connected wires in there, from the years of flexing back and forth whenever a door opened.