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CHEVY DOOR LOCKS

2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

Electrical problem
2006 Chevy Cobalt 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 76000 miles

I have this chevy cobalt and all the door locks will not work with the romote or the door switches. The door lock fuse is good. The button on the remote for the trunk works its just the door locks. When I open the door the horn goes off until I turn the key or push the red button on remote.
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Manly498
February 4, 2010.



If the door locks neither lock nor unlock, with the switches or remote, it looks most likely to be the body control module. If the door lock fuse, and the ground G201 is good, all other components in the circuit are integral to the BCM. It supplies internal ground to control the internal relays. The only way to verify this is to have a scan tool and monitor that the inputs are being received by the BCM. It would be a different story if one, or the other method(keyless, or door switch) worked. The BCM would need to be programmed if replaced. Here is a description of operation: Power Door Locks Description and Operation
Door Lock System Components
The power door lock system consists of the following components: • Driver door lock switch -- Uses a single signal wire for both lock and unlock switch activations
• Front passenger door lock switch -- Uses a single signal wire for both lock and unlock switch activations
• BCM -- Class 2 module which requires programming when replaced
• Reversible door lock actuators in each of the doors
• BCM PWR 15A fuse -- Located in the BCM fuse panel, supplies power for the door lock system

Door Lock System Controls
The power door lock system can be controlled by any of the following: • Power door lock switch activation
• Keyless entry lock or unlock command, if equipped
• Delayed locking command
• Automatic door lock command
• Lockout prevention command
• An air bag deployment
• An automatic door lock or unlock actuation -- Refer to Personalization Description and Operation in Personalization.

Door Lock and Unlock Operation
The BCM PWR fuse supplies battery positive voltage to the BCM for the door lock system.

The BCM supplies and monitors a reference voltage to the door lock switch through the door lock switch lock/unlock signal circuit. The door lock switch also receives a constant ground source. If a door lock switch is placed in the lock position, the reference voltage is taken directly to ground and the BCM senses 0.0 volts on the signal circuit. If a door lock switch is placed in the unlock position, the reference voltage is taken to ground through a 15k ohm resister that is internal to the door lock switches and senses approximately 2.9 volts on the signal circuit. This is how the BCM determines what portion of the door lock switch was activated.

The BCM, upon receipt of a door lock switch lock or unlock signal, will switch the appropriate door lock actuator control circuits to battery positive voltage. The opposing side of the door lock actuators are connected to ground internally within the BCM through the other door lock actuator control circuit and the doors will lock or unlock appropriately.

Vehicles without keyless entry have two internal drivers in the BCM to control the door lock actuators. All door lock and all door unlock. Vehicles equipped with keyless entry have three internal drivers in the BCM. Driver door unlock, passenger door unlock and all door lock. This is done to isolate the driver door lock actuator so it can be unlocked by itself using the keyless entry transmitter.

Automatic Door Lock Operation
This BCM controlled feature can be personalized to driver preference. Refer to Power Door Systems Connector End Views Personalization Description and Operation in Personalization.

The BCM will automatically lock the vehicle doors if the following conditions exist: • All vehicles doors are closed.
• The ignition is in the ON position.
• The vehicle is shifted out of PARK.

The BCM will then unlock the doors when the ignition is placed in the OFF position.

Delayed Locking Operation
With any door open and a door lock switch is activated in the lock position, the BCM will give three audible chimes. When the door is closed, the BCM will cycle the internal door lock relay to lock the doors after approximately five seconds. This feature can be overridden by activating the door lock switch a second time and the doors will lock even with a door open.

Lockout Prevention Operation
The BCM will lock all doors and unlock the driver door with a door lock switch lock activation if a vehicle door is open and the ignition key is fully inserted in the ignition. The lockout prevention feature can be overridden if a lock command is received from the keyless entry system.

Unlock After Air Bag Deployment
This feature will unlock all of the vehicle doors 15 seconds after an air bag deployment.

Keyless Entry System Description and Operation
The keyless entry system is a supplementary vehicle entry device. Radio frequency interference or discharged batteries may disable the system.

Keyless entry allows you to operate the following features: • The door locks
• The rear compartment lid release--Press and release rear release button to activate.
• The illuminated entry lamps
• The panic alarm
• Vehicle locate
The keyless entry system has the following main components: • The transmitters
• The body control module (BCM)
• The remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR)--When you press a button on the transmitter, the transmitter sends a signal to the RCDLR. The RCDLR receives the signal and sends a X Link serial data message requesting the appropriate function from the BCM.

Unlock Driver Door Only
Momentarily press the UNLOCK button in order to perform the following functions: • Unlock the driver door only.
• Illuminate the interior lamps for approximately 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned ON.
• Flash the park lamps if the ignition is turned OFF and the doors are closed.

Unlock All Doors - Second Operation
Momentarily press the UNLOCK button a second time, within 5 seconds of the first press, in order to perform the following functions: • Unlock all of the doors.
• Illuminate the interior lamps for approximately 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned ON.

Lock All Doors
Press the LOCK button in order to perform the following functions: • Lock all of the doors.
• Immediately turn OFF the interior lamps.
• Flash the park lamps if the ignition is OFF and the doors are closed.
• Chirp the horn if the ignition is OFF and the doors are closed.

Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm
Press this button to locate your vehicle. The horn will sound 3 times and the headlamps and parking lamps will flash 3 times. Press and hold the button for 3 seconds to sound the panic alarm. The horn will sound and the headlamps and parking lamps will flash for 30 seconds. Press the button again to cancel the panic alarm. The vehicle may have programmable remote lock/unlock confirmation. This feature provides feedback that a command has been received by the vehicle. The headlamps will flash and the horn may sound briefly.

Factoryjack
Feb 6, 2010.