Q: Passenger's side door won't unlock

asked by on February 08, 2016

The passenger's side door won't unlock.

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Each door has it’s own door lock actuator. It’s a small motor built into the latch. The most common cause for just one door not locking or unlocking is this. It’s possible there’s a wiring issue too. If you’re ready to have this taken car of, consider YourMechanic -- our mechanics can provide a diagnostic for your door lock and a service to have it repaired.

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