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Old 03-07-2019, 12:33 AM
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Door unlocks or locks by itself

I am having a problem with my 1996, sometimes the 3 passenger doors will re-lock when I hit the unlock button on the drivers door. Engine idling, I'm sitting in the driver seat and need to unlock the doors so my kids can jump in.

Another anomaly is after arming the alarm, sometimes the doors will unlock causing the factory alarm to go off.

I changed the BCM, the driver side door lock actuator, driver side powewindow/lock switch assembly, BCM.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:36 AM
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Sometimes the wires in the door jam break or the insulation cracks from opening and closing the door for 20 years, causing things to short out. Also, if your key fob batteries get weak, that will happen.
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:09 AM
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Have you checked the other 3 door lock actuators?
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:46 AM
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If you have 2 FOBs and this only happens when using one, it's most likely the FOB. If both, One or all of the actuators and/or linkage might be on their way out or sticking. There was a recent thread on Actuator replacements and similar problems. Look back a couple weeks.

https://maxima.org/forums/4th-genera...actuators.html

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Old 03-12-2019, 10:11 PM
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After changing bcm did you have to get it programmed
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ef9 View Post
I am having a problem with my 1996, sometimes the 3 passenger doors will re-lock when I hit the unlock button on the drivers door. Engine idling, I'm sitting in the driver seat and need to unlock the doors so my kids can jump in.

Another anomaly is after arming the alarm, sometimes the doors will unlock causing the factory alarm to go off.

I changed the BCM, the driver side door lock actuator, driver side powewindow/lock switch assembly, BCM.
There is a self diagnosis test for the BCM/door locks. Mine used to lock the other doors. I believe when I changed my door latch switch- the part that hits the striker- it corrected the problem.
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