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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, help, front doors won't open in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; ABQDon, I did the same thing, sprayed contack cleaner in to the driver door handle untill it ran out bottom ...
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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    ABQDon, I did the same thing, sprayed contack cleaner in to the driver door handle untill it ran out bottom of the door. Worked for a few days. Then nothing, more spray. Called Rippy Cadillac order the switch assembly. $88. includes discount (Cadillac form member) & shipping. I printed off how to replaced the mirco switches. I never did this before but only taken 2 hr. Later I played with the old switch and found out only one micro switch was bad, the orange & blue wire. You can test this with a volt meter. I also popped the switch apart to see what gone wrong. Clean inside, just not making contack. Hope this help. Danny

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    aung03, My 06 STS was doing the same thing. Replaced the driver door micro switches. The door lock actuator should be good. I live in columbus Ohio, Maybe you can stop by and we can installed it. Danny

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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    Wow, after skimming through this topic, I wonder WHO at Cadillac thought this was a useful feature?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Nightcrawler~
    Wow, after skimming through this topic, I wonder WHO at Cadillac thought this was a useful feature?!?
    immensely useful, I love not having to ever touch my keys
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtc View Post
    immensely useful, I love not having to ever touch my keys
    I agree completely.
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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    This car has spoiled me. I never want to lock rentals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3
    This car has spoiled me. I never want to lock rentals.
    Lol. I feel the same when I drive Chrissys Ion. Lol. My parents Avalon is keyless too but you've still gotta push a button on the door handle with your thumb to lock it. Lol. Not ours. Locks all by itself. Lol. Very nice for when you've gotta arm full of groceries!
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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    Does anyone have a part # for the driver door base micro switches?

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    Does anyone have a part # for the driver door handle base micro?

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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    dyates, On my 06 STS V-6, I only needed the driver door micro switch. The parts # is 19120306 housing k 10.527. Order it from Rippy's auto parts. $88.24 shipped. Most of the time it's the micro switch. Danny

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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    Hi everyone, that has a problem with Cadillac STS door handles not opening from the outside, here is your solution, and it's a easy fix... my mechanic just fixed it for me for cool $10.00 that's right ten dollars.... he plugged in his scanner to my car, and reset the computer, less than a minute, the doors were working 100%. so please don't get succored by mechanics that going to tell you it will cost over $1,000 to fix it..and you have to replace the modulator. so good Luck.. I am very happy about spending $10.00 and I want it to share this experience with other cadillac owner that have the same problem..

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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    Well considering there's about 27 different "computers" in the STS and I've spent a lot of time playing around with the GM Tech 2 on my car and I've never seen any sort of option to fix the door handles on it.

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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    Dear ABQDon,
    First I would like to let you know you are a Genius! After reading all the previous ramblings regarding replacing 350$ handlebases and wifi door antennas and other bullshi# you have managed to break down this apparent complex problem to its simplest form.......... effin corrosion from winter time and road salts etc... GM evindently does not protect the micro switches that activate the door latch when the handle is pulled. so by spraying some WD40 (I put that shi# on everything!!!!) on the handle slide actuator and in the hole under the rubber stopper it found its way to the corroded micro switches rendering the door perfectly and immediately operable. Again sir thank you you are a Genius!!!!!!

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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    Quote Originally Posted by raypersia View Post
    Hi everyone, that has a problem with Cadillac STS door handles not opening from the outside, here is your solution, and it's a easy fix... my mechanic just fixed it for me for cool $10.00 that's right ten dollars.... he plugged in his scanner to my car, and reset the computer, less than a minute, the doors were working 100%. so please don't get succored by mechanics that going to tell you it will cost over $1,000 to fix it..and you have to replace the modulator. so good Luck.. I am very happy about spending $10.00 and I want it to share this experience with other cadillac owner that have the same problem..
    Again m surprised how a faulty antenna or micro switch starts working after computer reset?
    I think different problems have different solutions.

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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    Quote Originally Posted by curtc View Post
    immensely useful, I love not having to ever touch my keys
    ditto

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    Hi guys! Im having a similar problem with my STS 2006, with the front passenger side door, sometimes the door opens, but sometimes dont, what could be causing this
    situation?

    thanks!

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    Re: help, front doors won't open

    2006 STS4 Front doors work when they feel like it. Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABQDon
    After reading all of the posts, I decided to try the cheapest option first. I ran down to the Auto Parts Store and got an $8 can of electrical contact cleaner. Similar to a can of WD40 with the hose you attach to the nozzle. I put a little squirt into two places (the gap when you pull on the door handle toward the rear of the car and removed the rubber cap in the door frame at about the same height as the handle). Problem solved. Now works every time. One other note, when it wasn't working, I could hear a "beep" inside the car, so I knew the switch was being sensed.
    This option worked for me! thanks!

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