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Old 06-14-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Several times today, the chiime sounded when I opened tre door. The car was unlocked and window down. I thought that was a little odd but then the fun began. All of a sudden, the locks started locking themselves as I was driving, not once but every few seconds. I pulled over thinking that the way the locks were programmed had somehow changed but no, just like they were always programmed(no automatic operation).
So then I thought that it was related to that particular remote and so tried the other one. This time, all of a sudden, it said the driver'* door was open(which it wasn't) and then the radio turned off.
Anyone know of any exorcism or other satanic ritual to cure what ails it?
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sounds like a bad ground
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Or a bad module .. I know in 92-99 they were called MALL or Body control modules.

Also check the floor boards for water..
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Door switch might be another possibility.
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Mark, I know we threw a bunch of stuff at you, but do check your floor for wetness, especially by the driver'* front seat and keep in mind that the other things mentioned may be involved. Even mild dampness could indicate water under the pad.

Have you had any other previous issues or problems that might be related?

The more you check things out and the more you tell us about things, the better chance that we can help.
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Thanks for the replies. I'll check the floor for any indication of moisture but the car is usually garaged and isn't even being driven that much now. I take it that there is a module or wiring under the seats that is susceptible to moisture.
Other than the ignition switch failing twice under warranty, there hasn't been any other electrical gremlins to date. I did replace the battery as a precaution this winter. After reading about some of the others chasing around for bad connections, I'll take a look at the battery connections and see if I got everything tight.
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Good idea! Also check for corrosion on those battery cables, even under the connection boots and at the engine and relay center. IIRC, Bill'* problems seemed to start shortly after changing his battery.
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Agreed. In your checks, include checking all the bolts and screws around the under-hood fuse box and relay center. Silverbullet found the positive connection there to be loose which caused his car to die. Do the same to the connections under the back seat. Also check to be certain the hold-down screws are tight, as it apparently picks up a ground there.

Let us know what you find.
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I just came in from checking the battery connections on "Christine" and the negative bolt didn't look very good on the outside although the mating surface of the cable itself looks ok. I put dielectric grease on both cables so we'll see.
If the problem is still there, I'll check the fuse box. If I do everything at once and the problem goes away, I won't know what caused it in the first place. However, I will as a preventative measure inspect and tighten everything in the fuse box even if the battery cable corrects it.
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Good deal! Let us know.
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