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Old 01-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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drivers door sometimes locks just by closing door


97 Olds Shilouette has this agrevating problem but could be serious, Jump out for a second or anytime and normally close door. Vibration must actuate the lock. Its okay if back doors are unlocked,,,you can reach in and unlock BUT if your hands are full not handy.

The real problem is you can jump out with the keys inside,,,click only once when opening doors,,,and be locked out.

How do you fix something like this,,,and to keep from stranded 100's of miles from home,,,where and how can one store a spare key outside????Magnetic boxes dont stick to plastic well and where to put one thats metal???

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Old 01-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #2
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Could be a number of things, first and easiest thing to check is the power door switch. See if it no longer resets to the rest position, or like if it locks too easily by just tapping and not actually pressing on it. If so replace the switch, cheapest and easiest fix.

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where and how can one store a spare key outside????Magnetic boxes dont stick to plastic well and where to put one thats metal???
I don't have this vehicle but I have run into this problem on our three different vehicles.
My spare is on the "wishbone" on the front suspension. My wife's in under the back bumper, and my daughter's is attached to the under frame about where the driver seat is. Gone are the days you could attach one of these to the inner metal wheel well.
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