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Old 03-04-2010, 07:39 AM
smurphy smurphy is offline
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Hey everyone, this morning i walked out to my truck and unlocked it with my key-less pad, got into my truck and noticed that my passenger door didn't unlock so i tried unlocking it with the Unlock button on the door( driver and passenger) and nothing happened. Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Also yesterday it was 35 degrees out so i washed my truck and overnight it dropped to under 20 degrees, could there have been water that got in there and froze and locked up everything

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Old 03-04-2010, 08:24 AM
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I just changed out the door lock actuators on my 2001
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:19 PM
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well now that it has warmed up it works again

thanks anyways
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:36 PM
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Probably just some frozen condensation then.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:29 AM
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squirt some silicone spray in the lock cylinders so if you have to use your keys (old school i know) you won't have any trouble opening your doors manually if they are prone to freezing
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:57 AM
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squirt some silicone spray in the lock cylinders so if you have to use your keys (old school i know) you won't have any trouble opening your doors manually if they are prone to freezing
Nothing wrong with old school...I don't have the power options on my 05...miss having that occasionally.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:10 AM
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squirt some silicone spray in the lock cylinders so if you have to use your keys (old school i know) you won't have any trouble opening your doors manually if they are prone to freezing
k will do, i do it old school sometimes
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:43 PM
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Little connector arm from solenoid might have been frozen (or the solenoid) from the washing, and after warmup it melted. Door linkages are interesting in my opinion ever since I worked in a lock shop, and dug around inside lots of doors.
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