Last post on Mar 18, 2009 at 5:16 AM
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#69 of 78 Re: Door lock problem [michael2002]
Mar 28, 2008 (2:31 pm)
Hi- I am having the same exact problem with my '02 XLT- did anyone ever solve the problem. I just had it in to the dealer and they think it is a wiring short, but I don't think that is the case, especially when I read someone with the exact same problem as mine.
#70 of 78 Re: Door lock problem [fordo4]
Mar 31, 2008 (3:36 am)
Yes i was able to fix the problem. I removed the door panel on the drivers door. When testing ground and hot, I noticed my ground was hot (12v). I found a broken 12v wire in the wires that go to the door lock cluster. It was a larger black wire. I removed the door,(have help doing this please), and sttretched out the complete wiring harness. If one was broke, there was a good chance more was. There was only one, I spliced, soldered, and covered the splice. All the problem was fixed. I wish you the best, remember to recheck your door alignment the next day, you might have to realign it.
#71 of 78 Passenger doors will not open Explorer 1997
May 10, 2008 (1:01 pm)
The passenger doors will not open from the inside. The child locks are off and I have replaced the inside door handle. For some reason only the inside bar is not raising the door mechanisms to open the door. Anybody got a fix for this or can tell me how much it cost to have repaired? The problem is not with the handle itself.
#72 of 78 Re: Passenger doors will not open Explorer 1997 [leon706]
Jun 07, 2008 (4:01 pm)
Your interior handles are broken. you have to replace them. the overall problem is that you need to squirt WD 40 in all of your locking mechnisms or it will happen again and again. it is all rusting up in there. i have replace it 5 times before i figured it out
#74 of 78 electronic lock problem
Jul 14, 2008 (6:53 am)
98 exp xlt door lock switch will not lock, just open both pass and driver side. Switch in hatch locks and opens
When I bought the car used, the remote would open but not lock the doors. The alarm system thinks it is locked because you could arm it just by pressing the lock button. I would lock the doors by pressing the switch on either door. Recently, both switches will now only open, they will not lock, but the switch in the hatch still locks and opens the doors. The touch pad on the drives door also will open just the drivers door as it should, and all the doors when 3/4 is pressed. It cannot be used to lock the car, but will activate the alarm if you enter the code and it thinks you are locking it. I changed all 4 relays in the back, no help. All fuses are ok.
#75 of 78 Doors will not open
Aug 19, 2008 (7:27 pm)
I have a1999 Mercury Mountaineer and both front doors will not open. The driver door outside handle broke off months ago but I was still able to open it from inside. Now the inside handle does not feel like it is hooked up to any linkage. The passenger door feels like the door lock is jammed. Is there any way of opening either door and any idea what the parts would cost. I am a heavy equipment/diesel technician so I can do the work myself. Please help before I have to get my torch or my big hammer out!
#76 of 78 Re: electronic lock problem [bbelasco]
Mar 17, 2009 (8:12 pm)
did u ever find out what caused this problem ? im having the EXACT same problem !!
#78 of 78 Re: electronic lock problem [lilron1976]
Mar 18, 2009 (5:16 am)
No, and it is still driving me nuts. Here is what I have done..
Changed all the lock relays-4- (they are in the back storage area, driver side)
Checked the wiring between the door and the fuse box. looking for a frayed and/or broken wire. Did not see any - this seemed to be a common problem that would fix the situation.
Check the connections to the door control panel, all were ok. Sorry, please let me know if you find the fix. Thanks...bob