Power locks do not stay locked

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT
  • 75,000 MILES
2006 Chevy Cobalt. For a year or more I locked my doors manually, no problem. Recently a passenger hit my power door lock button on the door panel and she messed up my ability to manually lock my doors. I don't have the menu/feature on the dashboard described in the manual to program or customize door locking. Now my doors will not stay locked, not even while driving. I never want to use the remote, only manual locking because this happened once before. The owners manual is no help because all it talks about is the computer menu that I don't have. How can I simply deactivate the chirping horn and flashing headlights and simply lock my own doors by hand? My locks are currently clicking every few minutes and it sounds like each lock is moving up and down as my car is parked. This will go on for hours and days. Activiating the alarm light on the dash doesn't keep the doors locked. No matter what combination I try to using the remote and the door panel locks the locks don't stay locked, they just keep clicking.
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Monday, August 5th, 2013 AT 1:55 PM

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Tiny
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Try unplugging the the door lock switch that passenger used and cased the problem. Sounds like that switch is stuck on.
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Monday, August 5th, 2013 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, good idea. I tried hitting the passenger door lock buttons on the door panel and the only one that did anything was the unlock button. It clicked and it opened all doors. I manually locked all doors and walked away and before I got a few feet away, all locks popped up again. The only way I seem to be able to lock all my doors right now is to turn the engine on, and use the remote to lock all doors. I open the driver door manually, exit, and manually push that lock down and so far they seem to be staying locked. I spoke too soon because the locks popped up again minutes later.

I think in the past I held the remote lock button down, or the unlock button down for a few seconds until the car chimed, and that deactivated the alarm and allowed me to lock the doors manually without the car horn honking when I open the doors with my key. I can't remember what sequence to do to deactivate the alarm but I did it once in the past when I had this problem before. Whatever I did, it worked and I locked all doors manually until the other day when the passenger caused this problem.
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Monday, August 5th, 2013 AT 2:35 PM
Tiny
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Let's try unplugging the switch let me know what happens.
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Monday, August 5th, 2013 AT 2:37 PM
Tiny
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How do I unplug the switch? Do I need to take something apart?
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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 AT 4:30 AM
Tiny
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If the lock switch is by itself then it should just pop out.
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Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 AT 12:19 PM

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