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Old 04-26-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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Default Power door locks wont unlock

Hi, I hope someone can help me. I have a 2006 Saturn Vue. The power door locks only unlock when the key is not in the ignition but when I start the car the the power locks work fine.
I checked the fuses and they are fine. I hope someone can help!

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Old 04-26-2011, 10:49 AM   #2
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Hi, I hope someone can help me. I have a 2006 Saturn Vue. The power door locks only unlock when the key is not in the ignition but when I start the car the the power locks work fine.
I checked the fuses and they are fine. I hope someone can help!
Is this something new or a feature you just detected?

Do you have manual or automatic transmission?

If manual - see 2006 Vue owners manual (page 2-9) for instructions to program unlock when key is removed from ignition.

Repost if you have auto or don't have the manual.

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:06 AM   #3
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Sorry, it is an automatic. That feature you are describing works fine, the doors lock when it goes into drive and unlock when parked. But as soon as I pull the key out of the ignition I cant lock the doors with the button.

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
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Are you trying to lock the doors using inside door switch or keyless entry button?

If using inside switch - have you tried using pax side switch to lock doors?

If pax side switch operates normally it could be flaky drivers side lock switch, loose wire, or something more sinister.

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:52 AM   #5
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I am using the switches on the doors and none of them lock unless the car is running.

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Old 04-26-2011, 12:08 PM   #6
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I am using the switches on the doors and none of them lock unless the car is running.
I'm checking the schematics ... can you advise (with key removed):

--do doors lock and unlock using keyless entry?

--if doors are locked with keyless entry will the inside switches unlock doors?

--do you notice clicking noises when moving the inside door control to lock?

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Old 04-26-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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I do not have key-less entry. when I open the door with the key and I try to lock it using the switch, nothing happens, no clicking. If I hit the switch the other way to unlock, it works fine.
Now if I start the car and it is running, the switch locks and unlocks fine. I can put it in drive and the doors lock automatically.

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Old 04-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #8
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More questions:

-- you mention door switch not working when key's removed from ignition - does this mean key only has to be physically in ignition or must be turned to ACC or ON?

-- is the failure to lock a recent development?

-- did you check both fuses in center console ... 10 amp (LOCK/MIRROR) fuse and 20 amp (DR LOCK)?

While in center console - use the fuse/relay map to find how many door relays are used. If two - or possibly three - swap any of the relays with the one plugged into door-lock position (if any). See if this makes a difference.

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Old 04-26-2011, 01:57 PM   #9
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I checked the fuses the are on the passenger side of the center console, I swapped them and nothing changed.

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Are you interested in other questions and comment regarding relays?

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Where are the relays? in the center console?

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Old 04-26-2011, 06:15 PM   #12
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Yes - relays are in center console - and see questions in post # 8.

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