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Old 04-08-2003, 03:50 PM   #1
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Hey my drivers side door does not unlock when using the remote..All others do!

Does anyone know what causes this?

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Old 04-08-2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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Hey my drivers side door does not unlock when using the remote..All others do!

Does anyone know what causes this?
It could be a bad solenoid in the driver'* door, or maybe a problem in the linkage, but once it'* unlocked, can you _lock_ it using the remote? If you're using the door key to unlock it, do the other doors unlock at the same time? And does it unlock properly when you press the inside button? I'd check your wiring, especially where it jumps the door hinge.

I know on mine when I press the remote, the driver'* door unlock is done separately, first, and then it unlocks all the other doors if you press the Unlock on the remote again within 20 seconds. If yours is supposed to do that, too, and doesn't unlock the driver'* door but _does_ unlock the others with the second press, I wonder if you've got a break in the line from the controller to the driver'* door lock. If so, it'* most likely going to be where that bundle jumps the gap from dashboard to driver'* door.
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Hey my drivers side door does not unlock when using the remote..All others do!

Does anyone know what causes this?
It could be a bad solenoid in the driver'* door, or maybe a problem in the linkage, but once it'* unlocked, can you _lock_ it using the remote? If you're using the door key to unlock it, do the other doors unlock at the same time? And does it unlock properly when you press the inside button? I'd check your wiring, especially where it jumps the door hinge.

I know on mine when I press the remote, the driver'* door unlock is done separately, first, and then it unlocks all the other doors if you press the Unlock on the remote again within 20 seconds. If yours is supposed to do that, too, and doesn't unlock the driver'* door but _does_ unlock the others with the second press, I wonder if you've got a break in the line from the controller to the driver'* door lock. If so, it'* most likely going to be where that bundle jumps the gap from dashboard to driver'* door.
Hi No it doesn't UNLOCK with the other doors..even though it locks with them and i do have to press it twice to unlock all the doors..but the drivers door is suppose to unlock with the first press. I can lock it from the inside with the power lock that locks all the doors but it won't UNLOCK with that system either...even though all the other doors do...so if I am inside I have to unlock it with my hand if it is locked...and from the outside itonly unlocks with the key..and as stated the key remote DOES lock it but Does NOT UNLOCK it! and the inside switch DOES lock it but DOES NOT UNLOCK it!

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Hi No it doesn't UNLOCK with the other doors..even though it locks with them and i do have to press it twice to unlock all the doors..but the drivers door is suppose to unlock with the first press. [...]
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Okay, so under no circumstances can you get the thing to UNlock under its own power, yes? Looks like the solenoid itself is having some sort of problem there. Someone is going to need to go into the door for a closer look at that solenoid, I think.
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Your door may need a new bumper kit. Can you feel the lock moving when you press the unlock button?
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If if locks/unlocks when you use the switch inside the door, I'd suspect the relay that controls that door. This is what allows you to only unlock that door the first time you press the button on the remote. I've never heard of one of these going bad, but there'* always a first time right?
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INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS, LOCKS WILL FUNCTION MANUALLY#63-10-41B
REVISION: 11/17/97

SUBJECT: INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS, LOCKS WILL FUNCTION MANUALLY (REPLACE EXTERNAL BUMPER ON ACTUATOR ARM).

MODELS: 1991-96 BUICK PARK AVENUE; 1992-97 BUICK LESABRE, SKYLARK; 1995-97 BUICK RIVERIA; 1997 BUICK REGAL; 1992-97 CADILLAC ELDERADO, SEVILLE; 1994-97 CADILLAC DEVILLE, CONCOURS; 1995-97 CHEVROLET LUMINA; 1994-97 CHEVROLET CAMARO; 1995-97 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO; 1997 CHEVROLET MALIBU, VENTURE; 1991-96 OLDSMOBILE NINETY EIGHT; 1992-97 OLDSMOBILE ACHIEVA, EIGHTY EIGHT, LSS; 1995-97 OLDSMOBILE AURORA; 1997 OLDSMOBILE CUTLAS, REGENCY, SILOUETTE; 1992-97 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, GRAND AM; 1994-97 PONTIAC FIREBIRD; 1997 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, TRANS SPORT; 1996-97 CHEVROLET AND GMC G MODELS; 1996-97 CHEVROLET AND GMC */T MODELS; 1996-97 OLSDMOBILE BRAVADA.

CONDITION: SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON INOPERATIVE POWER DOOR LOCKS (FRONT AND/OR REAR DOORS). DOOR LOCKS WILL STILL OPERATE MANUALLY.

CAUSE: CONDITION MAY BE CAUSED BY RIPPING OF THE EXTERNAL BUMPER WHICH ALLOWS THE ACTUATOR ARM TO DISENGAGE.

CORRECTION: REPLACE EXTERNAL BUMPER ON ACTUATOR ARM.

IMPORTANT: ON AURORA AND RIVERIA FRONT DOOR LATCHES WITH THEFT DETERRENT, THE LOCK ASSEMBLY MUST BE REPLACED. DO NOT USE THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

1. REMOVE THE DOOR LATCH ASSEMBLY. REFER TO SECTION 10 IN THE SERVICE MANUAL.

2. SEPARATE THE ACTUATOR FROM THE LATCH ASSEMBLY BY REMOVING TWO SCREWS.

3. REPLACE EXTERNAL BUMPER ON ACTUATOR ARM WITH NEW BUMPER SUPPLIED IN SERVICE KIT. {88948572 Door Actuator Bumper Kit (Grp#10587) Pontiac Bonneville Service Kit}

IMPORTANT: THE OLD STYLE BUMPER IS NEUTRAL OR WHITE IN COLOUR AND SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH A NEW BLACK BUMPER. DO NOT ADD ANY LUBRICANT TO THE BUMPER OR BUMPER AREA.

4. INSTALL THE ACTUATOR TO THE LATCH ASSEMBLY.

IMPORTANT: ENSURE THAT THE LOCK SWITCH TEETH ARE PUSHED ALL THE WAY TOWARDS THE ACTUATOR ARM AND THE LATCH IS IN THE FULL OPEN POSITION.

5. REPLACE LOCK ROD CLIPS SUPPLIED IN KIT.

6. REINSTALL LOCK ACTUATOR.

7. INSURE PROPER OPERATION OF LOCKS.
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No I can't get it to UNLOCK with the key remote or the power switch inside the car..But It locks with the Key remote and the power switch inside the car Also I can hear it clicking when i try and unlock it with either of these systems even though it does not unlock!



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Sounds like a bumper kit problem. Both of my front doors did exactly the same thing. See Deathrat'* post above.
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ok just to get back on fixing this problem..what is a bvumper kit? where is it located?

i can kinda feel the lock kicking..like it has actually unlocked but miss when pushing the lock out..HUMM now that i think about it when i use the remote to unlock the doors (which only unlock the other 3) I have to lock it back with the remote in order to get the key to unlock the door..(acting like it is unlocked already when it is not)

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