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Old 02-18-2019, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by charles adams View Post
I have a habit of manually hitting the door lock button before I close the door. When I do this, all locks function as normal and lock. But, about 2 seconds after hitting the button, the drivers door unlocks itself. At that point I can manually push the plunger down to lock it or use the remote.
Could I have a bad door sensor at my drivers door? I know the actuator functions properly.
I think that is the standard function to prevent you from locking yourself out. Mine does the same.
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:16 PM
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WD-40 and go to town. spray so much that it's running out the bottom of the door seam. cycle the mechanism with a screwdriver...alot...more spray. get every crevice in the latch mechanism. they were sticky when new(ish). only gotten worse in last 15+yrs

if you can rule out that it's not mechanical, test the doors using the battery saver function. someone above alluded to it. but it's 10 minutes vice 20.
1. Open 1 door only. verify interior lights come on.
2. shut that door. verify interior lights extinguish within 1 minute. go ahead and wait 10 minutes to be extra sure (battery saver will cut power at 10 minutes)
3. repeat steps 1&2 for every door until you've tested all 5
4. Any door that results in the interior lights not cutting off within 1 minute has a latch issue
5. more WD-40 on affected doors and manual cycling
6. remove the actual mechanism from the door
6a. more WD-40 and manual cycling
6b. replace (the new part includes the latch indicator...so 2 birds 1 stone really if the electrics have broken.
7. if you have ruled out everything, then check your windshield for leaks. 00-01 models have a GSM. 02+ models have a VSM. the windshield can leak onto them and/or the fuse box. the leakage/corrosion can give you indications of a bad door sensor. you'll likely know you have a leaky windshield though. because the rig will be very odd whenever it rains and other gremlins will show their face.

Originally Posted by charles adams View Post
I have a habit of manually hitting the door lock button before I close the door. When I do this, all locks function as normal and lock. But, about 2 seconds after hitting the button, the drivers door unlocks itself. At that point I can manually push the plunger down to lock it or use the remote.
Could I have a bad door sensor at my drivers door? I know the actuator functions properly.
Originally Posted by unleashd View Post
I think that is the standard function to prevent you from locking yourself out. Mine does the same.
neither my 2000 or my 2002 did that. weird
 
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:37 PM
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WD-40 and go to town.
Yep, yep, yep.
 
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:25 PM
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