Deville 1997, Driver's door randomly gets locked (others remain unlocked)
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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, Deville 1997, Driver's door randomly gets locked (others remain unlocked) in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; This happens rather infrequently and I cannot get a pattern of its behavior. After turning a car off, getting out ...
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    Deville 1997, Driver's door randomly gets locked (others remain unlocked)

    This happens rather infrequently and I cannot get a pattern of its behavior.

    After turning a car off, getting out from driver's seat, leaving the car unlocked, then returning in like 4-8 mins, I cannot open driver's door like it is locked. Other doors open fine!! If I click on the remote unlock, the driver's door opens then fine too ...

    Weird.

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    Re: Deville 1997, Driver's door randomly gets locked (others remain unlocked)

    Low battery voltage wakes up the electrical gremlins. Might check that first. If that's OK, then maybe a loose connection or bad switch?

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    Re: Deville 1997, Driver's door randomly gets locked (others remain unlocked)

    Beats me. Voltage is good, a year old a good expensive battery, few months old new alternator (did not have a problem with it, put in a new AC Delco just in case).

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    Re: Deville 1997, Driver's door randomly gets locked (others remain unlocked)

    Lock actuator?

    I had a lock actuator go bad on the passenger side door of my 2000. Occasionally it would not unlock the door all the way... it would only push the mechanical lock plunger up half way on occasion.

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    Re: Deville 1997, Driver's door randomly gets locked (others remain unlocked)

    But I exit through that door first, if it would be the case, the door would not allow me to exit the car if the actuator would not clear.

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