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rusty baker 12-30-2012 05:27 PM

Automatic door lock
 
2006 Dodge Caravan, one of the automatic door locks on a sliding door doesn't work. Is there a separate fuse or do you think it would be an actuator?

cjm94 12-30-2012 06:48 PM

They are on the same fuse make sure the contact point on the sliding door are clean. Most likely an actuator. Just two wires power and ground remove the panel then with the door shut have someone run the door switch while you use a test light

Billy_Bob 12-31-2012 12:26 PM

Sometimes vehicles have "known" problems with certain things. With that said, search google.com for the following words and read through some of the posts...

2006 caravan sliding door lock

D-rock 01-01-2013 03:04 PM

Put your ear up to the door panel and hit the power lock button, normally if an actuator goes out it will still try to move and make a click noise. If you can her it, its just worn out and needs replaced.

rusty baker 01-01-2013 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cjm94 (Post 1082739)
They are on the same fuse make sure the contact point on the sliding door are clean. Most likely an actuator. Just two wires power and ground remove the panel then with the door shut have someone run the door switch while you use a test light

Where is the contact point?

rusty baker 01-01-2013 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by D-rock (Post 1084036)
Put your ear up to the door panel and hit the power lock button, normally if an actuator goes out it will still try to move and make a click noise. If you can her it, its just worn out and needs replaced.

Thank you. Very low mileage, but there is a history on Caravans of door lock problems.

cjm94 01-01-2013 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty baker
Where is the contact point?

Should be on the door jam. I mostly work on fords it's been awhile since I've seen a caravan. Most contact points are copper tabs on the body side and spring loaded buttons on the door. Make sure they are clean of corrosion.

streetneons 01-07-2013 09:45 PM

You need a door lock actuator. I work at a dodge dealership and we replace them all the time for that issue. I do not think you will find that actuator aftermarket at like autozone or advance. I am pretty sure it will be dealer only.

rusty baker 01-07-2013 10:07 PM

Autozone has it. I have already looked.


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