Q: The power door locks don't lock, either by the door switch or the key fob

asked by on November 07, 2016

power locks began to fail sporadically, won't lock by door switch or key fob. will unlock ok, key in door will only lock driver door. had mech change 3 bypass units and I signal receiver, worked ok for 5 days then stopped. any suggestions?

My car has 156000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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