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      10-20-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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sounds like it could be the power door lock actuator. there is a small plastic gear in there that cracks or breaks, stopping a metal rod attached to it from being able to unlock the dock. the motor will be good, just the gears are f-ed. they redesigned the door lock actuator because this is a common problem.

only thing is, it is weird both would have went out at once. did this happen at the same time or over a period of time?

anyway, my door lock did the exact thing you describe and it was the actuator.
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