1998 Subaru Outback power door locks

Tiny
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  • 1998 SUBARU OUTBACK
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 20,500 MILES
The power door locks, click on, and off three times, lock, unlock, lock, unlock, lock, unlock, lock, randomly, sometime 6 times at a stop sign, or driving down the road. I replaced the master power door lock switch, and it still does it. Sometimes it has locked me out of the car when it is warming up. Always have to manually unlock the door to get out, or it locks automatically.
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Saturday, November 14th, 2009 AT 7:23 PM

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Tiny
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I believe its a door switch
staying open
check if all doors closed
most likely driver door switch
use WD40 and spray the door latch and pin switch if have one
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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 7:50 AM
Tiny
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Good guess, but it did not help. Got another idea?
It still does it, and it's driving me crazy.

Thanks,

Tim
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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 10:43 AM
Tiny
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I m almost 100% sure it is what we think it is the problem is to find which door it is
have a helper sit in the car running go around the car push on the doors and shake them see if the door open light comes on
you may have to change the switch if the spray didnt work
have to find which door
if have an access to a scanner would make things a lot easier
good luck
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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 2:48 PM
Tiny
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You said "change the switch if the spray didnt work."

What switch?

I installed a brand new master power door/ lock switch, and it wasn't the probelm.

Are there other switches?

Then you said" have to find which door
if have an access to a scanner would make things a lot easier."

To scan for what?

If I find the door that is doing it, how do I fix it?
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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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Switch
the switch that at in the door latch
open and close with the door (that tell you if the door was left open )
not the electric switch on the door that to unlock and lock the door actuator
I will try and see if I can get a picture for it
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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
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Security control module monitor doors and truck
scanner can be used to check which door is causing the problem


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_Graphic1_602.jpg

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Sunday, November 15th, 2009 AT 4:14 PM

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