Well, happy to report the entire situation has finally been resolved! I took the aftermarket key fobs back to the company that installed them to inquire about reprogramming, and they stated if the automatic locks, trunk latch, etc. Weren't working when using the buttons located on the door, that reprogramming the fobs wouldn't correct that situation. So I took the car to a guy who specializes in auto electronics, and he did diagnostic work. About twenty minutes into the job, he said "I'm going to have to take the driver side door panel off", which he did. At that point he said, "this is your lucky day." He pointed out to me what had happened was the clip containing the wiring had slipped out of the driver's door module. It was just partially out at a slight angle, which would explain why some things worked for a while and then quit working a few days later. I also then had the aftermarket company reprogram the key fobs because the trunk latch wasn't working when using them. Reprogramming corrected that trunk latch situation, but also uncovered that during the original installation of the aftermarket auto starter they had not properly grounded the wiring. It actually had a 12V wire going to the trunk latch, which would explain why I received a shock on a couple occasions when using the trunk button located on the car door. The automatic trunk latch now only works from the key fobs so they think that wiring might have fried the actual button/switch located on the driver's door. But the good new is all items are working once again, and I appreciate all of the advice shared. Thank you!
Friday, March 11th, 2016 AT 6:32 AM