Mechanics

LOCK ISSUES

2005 Chevrolet Malibu

I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu which was purchased used from a respectable dealership. I have had not trouble until now. I tried to unlock the doors with the remote and it would not work. This was a little strange because it worked a couple of hours previously and the battery in the remote was only a couple of weeks old. I tried unlocking the door manually but my key would not turn. It would not unlock the trunk either. I called the dealership and they suggested that I would just have to have it re-keyed. I went back to the car about 10 minutes later and the remote worked fine. However, this morning the remote would not lock or unlock the doors. The switch inside the car works fine. Any suggestions?
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Salvey1982
November 29, 2007.



Sounds like an anti-theft problem, most likely the BCM. Does the car start and run ok once you are in it? Is th esecurity light on?

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Jack42
Nov 29, 2007.
Yes the car starts and runs fine once I get in. I just replaced a fuse for the power outlet(cigarette lighter). I'm not sure if since it's power locks that maybe it blew a fuse? The security light does not stay on once the car is started. Thanks for your reply!

Tiny
Salvey1982
Nov 29, 2007.
You can try recoding the remotes, but it sounds like either a BCM problem or the receiver for the remote locks. Might want to have it scanned (BCM) to see if it detected a failure

Tiny
Jack42
Nov 30, 2007.
Well we figured out it's actually just the remote. There was a component that was broken inside it. However, that still does not explain why the key won't open the door. Thanks again for your help!

Tiny
Salvey1982
Nov 30, 2007.