My 2004 Dodge Ram with 46000 miles just recently developed it's first problem since purchased. I have anti-theft, power door locks etc. Uppon selecting the "unlock" with the transmitter fob, the drivers door failed to unlock. Several attempts were made, the button was pushed a couple more times. This didn't change the lock out situation. All other door locks function normally. I inserted the key into the lock mechinism, and it moves freely to the "lock" position. Will not move to the "unlock" position and will not unlock the door. I climbed in over the passenger seat, and tried to pull up on the plunger on the door. It is jammed, it will not move. It is stuck in the "lock" position. I tried the switch on the drivers door both "lock" and "unlock" and it will not change the current status of "lock". However, uppon pulling up on the inside door latch to open, the door does come open and the plunger moves up a little bit allowing the door to open. I hear no sound when using the electronic devices to unlock the door so ultimately, my questions are: Could it be the electrical actuator frozen and preventing the mechanical mechinisms from moving or is the latch toast and in need of replacement? Does anyone have a part number for either of these parts, Does anyone have pictures showing the process of repair and replace? Any other "hints"? Thank you for any help in this matter. It sucks having the drivers door, the one you use the most, locked unless you are inside to open it. -Mike
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 AT 12:53 PM