I noticed a couple of days ago my passenger side door was not locking. I had to manually lock it and could only open it from using the inside handle. Through research and YouTube, I learned how to take the door panel off and look at the inner workings. After 5 hours of flash-lighting, revisiting YouTube, checking wires. I gave up and put the panel back on. Everything continued to work the same, except the passenger door (still not locking or unlocking using the key fob, or interior controls). I did however notice the clicking that was coming from the passenger foot-well.
With my headlamp on I got down on the floorboard and took off the carpeted cover that is just below the glove box. I was able to locate several plugs/connectors/pins (whatever you would like to call them.) When I pushed the lock button (on either the driver side or passenger door) I could hear the click and it felt like I could feel which pin was making the licking sound. So I carefully pushed in the tab, pulled down the latch and released the plug from the port. (This seemingly controls, windows, door locks, lights etc, )
Making sure all the wires were inserted correctly with no breaks, I went ahead and put it back in, because it didn't reveal anything. And that's when it went from a small issue to a big issue!
Now none of the doors respond (still clicking when you push the button), dome lights won't come on when you open the door, radio won't turn off when the car is turned off (it has to time itself out), my trunk is locked and now I can't open it, and the driver side tail light blew out (can't change that until I can open the lift gate). What is going on? What do I do, and where do I start? Obviously all of this stuff is connected, because it all happened at the same time, but I don't understand it. Help!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 AT 10:55 AM