Power Door Locks

Tiny
CHLAUREL
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  • DODGE CARAVAN
My power door locks quit working on my 2005 Dodge Caravan. My remote key no longer locks or unlocks the doors (although the lights flash as expected). Also, none of the interior door lock buttons work. I assume it could be a fuse, however my owner's manual does not list a specific fuse for the power door locks. Any ideas?
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Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 AT 3:37 PM

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Tiny
PAWNEEJO
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I had some problem been watching yours
fount this answer I found and it worked

I disconnected the battery cable and pulled the BCM fuse and the system reset and the door locks are working fine again.

The fuses are in the picture attached below
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Friday, June 22nd, 2007 AT 9:29 PM
Tiny
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Thanks pawneejo! I also got my power door locks working. I pulled and reinstalled (but did not replace) all fuses and fuse blocks (but not the relays). The locks started working after that.
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2007 AT 2:14 PM
Tiny
ERONEYUS
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Thanks, it worked for me too. Just a another problem with this pathetic excuse for a car. Has anyone else been having cronic brake problems with thier grand caravan? :(
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Monday, July 2nd, 2007 AT 10:55 PM
Tiny
JBLACKHAM
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Thanks it worked for me as well. Power door locks died after a long trip. Took off the fuse disconnected battery reconnected battery reconnect fuse and my doors work now.
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Monday, July 9th, 2007 AT 8:01 PM
Tiny
RWHASH
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Wow, That did the trick for me. That beats bringing it to the Dealer. Thanks for the fix!
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Wednesday, July 11th, 2007 AT 3:23 PM
Tiny
NSTAFF
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Great to find I was not the only one with this problem! Glad someone had already found a solution too.

On my 2005, I found that just removing and replacing the 20A IOD fuse did the trick.

IOD stands for IgnitionOff Draw. Removing it is something akin to disconnecting the battery cable but, I suppose, only for the accessories, etc. That draw power when the ignition switch is off. I.E. Everything is still connected but really off. (Kind of like unplugging the TV.)

May not work for everyone but it is a lot easier than disconnecting the battery and/or yanking all the fuses.
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Monday, July 16th, 2007 AT 11:22 AM
Tiny
GEPPETTO10
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Like nsstaff said, remove and put back in place the IOD fuse. Try this before disconnecting the battery. Works for me!
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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 AT 9:36 AM
Tiny
MUSICALRX
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I just pulled the one 20Amp fuse mentioned above, and it reset perfectly.
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Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 AT 9:41 PM
Tiny
KIWITEX71
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Thanks for info guys - but how do you stop it from happening - this is the third time in 90 days that it has happened to me.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2007 AT 12:19 PM
Tiny
WRECKS
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I am having a problem with my 1993 Caravan. The power locks aren't working. The relay clicks when I trip the switch but no locking or unlocking. I tried the battery disconnect, didn't work. I just bought the car and the previous owner had an alarm removed from it by a friend (because she lost the remote) so I am wondering if whoever disconnected the remote somehow disconnected the power locks? How would I check this? I am not a car person but don't want to pay a fortune for a mechanic to fix this. Coming from the steering column there are two white wires (one with a red stripe) that are twisted together and a red and blue one that have been cut and go nowhere (can't tell if they are supposed to). Can anyone help? Everything works great except the power locks. Thanks.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2007 AT 6:24 PM
Tiny
SAMCAT
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I have to reset mine about every 5th or 6th time the doors lock/unlock. I paid about $300 for a new computer chip of some sort about a month ago because only the driver door wouldn't lock/unlock and they tell me this is something else but will cost about $180 just to look at and see. What a rip off.
My Caravan is a 2005 and removing and reinserting the IOD fuse fixes this for a short time anyway.
Any ideas? :Cry:
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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 AT 9:06 PM
Tiny
COACHK11
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Regarding the power locks, does anyone know how to open the rear tailgate if the power locks don't unlock it or the key. I hear the motor/regulator kick in but it doesn't unlock? All other locks are working fine.

I have to reset mine about every 5th or 6th time the doors lock/unlock. I paid about $300 for a new computer chip of some sort about a month ago because only the driver door wouldn't lock/unlock and they tell me this is something else but will cost about $180 just to look at and see. What a rip off.
My Caravan is a 2005 and removing and reinserting the IOD fuse fixes this for a short time anyway.
Any ideas? :Cry:[/quote:a360dcf563]
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Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 AT 8:54 AM
Tiny
COACHK11
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Regarding the power locks, does anyone know how to open the rear tailgate if the power locks don't unlock it or the key. I hear the motor/regulator kick in but it doesn't unlock? All other locks are working fine.
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Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 AT 9:33 AM
Tiny
RTHLING
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Our power locks quit working yesterday, and thanks to the advice we found here, they are working again. Thank you so much! The more problems reported, perhaps Dodge will issue a recall on this concern.
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Saturday, October 13th, 2007 AT 11:11 AM
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Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 AT 5:59 PM
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CHARLES KODESCH
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  • 2005 DODGE CARAVAN
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  • 70,770 MILES
I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The power door locks/ opener won't work. The interior lights come on when I push the button on my key, but the locks won't open, also when the vehicle hits 18 m.P.H. The doors are supposed to lock and they don't. I and several friends have look for a fuse in the large box under the hood with no luck. I called the service dept. And they said there was another fuse panel under the dash, but we can't find it. I've also removed a side panel on the driver's side of the dashboard and there was nothing but a plug connection in there. I've been through the owner manual and it just runs you around, I'm sure they want you to bring it to the dealer so they can charge me an hour's labor to change a fuse. Could you please tell me where it is? Thanks, Charlie
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Monday, November 5th, 2018 AT 5:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_05caravanpdl_1.jpg


My source says both fuses are under the hood.
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Monday, November 5th, 2018 AT 5:26 PM (Merged)
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MICHAELPARSONS1
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Door locks stop operating.I pull IOD fuse and put it back in. It solves the problem but reoccurs in a week or so. Now when I reinsert the fuse the DVD player lights flash and it makes a funny noise. What causes this?
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Monday, November 5th, 2018 AT 5:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Have your body module and door lock reciever module checked out. Fuse 14 powers up both of these modules partially but it powers up the sides that door locks work from. It may just need to be reprogrammed. It alsopowers up the dvd changer so problaly what you hear is the changer reengaging. Youmight try checking to see if there is aloose ground for this, it's behind lh side of dash. The door locks also ground there.
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Monday, November 5th, 2018 AT 5:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 6 CYL
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I have a 2005 Grand Caravan, and I cannot get the power door locks to operate, either with the remote key or with the power door lock switch on the driver's side door. I went to look for a fuse, but there is no indicator on the inside lid of the fuse box that tells me the fuse for the door locks.
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Monday, November 5th, 2018 AT 5:26 PM (Merged)

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