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Power door locks lock but won’t unlock

Fix Power door locks that lock but won’t unlock If you own one of the following vehicles and find that your Power door locks lock but won’t unlock (or vice versa) using the door lock switches, this may be the fix. 1997 – 1999 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L 1997 – 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette 3.4L 1999 – 1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L 1997 – 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L The door lock switches in these vehicles do NOT switch power to the door lock actuators. They are simply signal switches to the Body Control … Read More

Dome light stays on

Dome light stays on and drains battery Gummed up door switch makes dome light stays on Remember the pin/plunger switches that car makers used to install in the door jamb? Well, when you opened the door, the pin extended and lit the dome light. So the dome light stays on as long as you leave the door open. Well, Ford eliminated the switches in the door jamb and instead installs the switch in the door latch itself. It’s located right under the door latch mechanism. When the door latches, a … Read More


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