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Hi guys I have a 2008 Eqiunox With a little over 53,000 miles on it. Just started having a problem ...



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Old 07-01-2012, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question '08 Nox doors wont lock/unlock

Hi guys I have a 2008 Eqiunox With a little over 53,000 miles on it. Just started having a problem with the door locks/security system. Doors must be locked/unlocked manually as the inside controls or the FOBs will not operate them. If you try to lock with the fob, the alarm will arm but doors will still not be locked. As soon as you open any door, the alarm will sound off. The rear gate is not affected though as this will still lock/unlock with the fob. Has anyone here had that problem or know what could be wrong? My guess is the driver door lock actuator but I am not sure and don't want to just throw expensive parts at it. If anyone can help me please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Hey Paul, Have you checked the fuses for the door locks? I believe there is also a relay for the door locks as well. I would check those first before getting too involved in specific door lock parts. anyone else have any thoughts?
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Yes I have checked all fuses and relays. All are good. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Not working drivers dore.
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Sometimes....... when you are stuck its worth it to take it in just to have the issue diagnosed. I hate doing it, but sometimes the fee is worth the time savings.
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I would check the actuators.
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I'll say the actuator too, or a defective switch. Usually a defective switch will make the remote to not operate properly.
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Originally Posted by TheDarkKnightKnox View Post
Sometimes....... when you are stuck its worth it to take it in just to have the issue diagnosed. I hate doing it, but sometimes the fee is worth the time savings.
Yeah I know. I already made an appointment at the Chevy dealer but its a huge blow to my ego!!!
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Originally Posted by papabearpaul View Post
Yeah I know. I already made an appointment at the Chevy dealer but its a huge blow to my ego!!!
LOL i know the feeling. I always want to go back in the shop and watch Mr. Goodwrench so i can make sure they aren't doing anything stupid.
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Originally Posted by papabearpaul View Post
Yeah I know, but its a huge blow to my ego!!!
Been there, done that
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Hey guys, newbie here. Had this same problem and found you guys talking about it. I went ahead and replaced mine and took some pics to hopefully help the next guy. I bit the bullet and got the new solenoid/latch at the Chevy dealer when my local parts stores didn't carry any...set me back about $130. Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by joesgt281 View Post
Hey guys, newbie here. Had this same problem and found you guys talking about it. I went ahead and replaced mine and took some pics to hopefully help the next guy. I bit the bullet and got the new solenoid/latch at the Chevy dealer when my local parts stores didn't carry any...set me back about $130. Hope this helps.

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Very nice! If you put this in the 05-09 Maintenance forum I will make it a sticky...

If you had it in the form of a write up anywhere feel free to add it here!

It will help out a ton!
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Thanks Dietz, I put a copy in the other forum.
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Took it to the Chevy dealer last week and they said all 4 door latches were bad and would have to be replaced at a whopping cost of $880.00 plus tax. I have swapped out engines for less than that!
I asked how is it possible that all 4 latches went bad at the same time? The service advisor could not answer my question. All she said was the "Tech" could not get a signal at any of the latches. When I suggested that perhaps the module was at fault, she said the latches were bad. I paid the $85.00 check out (legalized robbery)fee and high tailed it out of there. Just bought the drivers door latch on ebay for about $30.00 brand new. I will install it when it arrives and see if the door works. Somehow I'm not too optimistic!
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Originally Posted by joesgt281 View Post
Hey guys, newbie here. Had this same problem and found you guys talking about it. I went ahead and replaced mine and took some pics to hopefully help the next guy. I bit the bullet and got the new solenoid/latch at the Chevy dealer when my local parts stores didn't carry any...set me back about $130. Hope this helps.

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Great pics Thanks for sharing.
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