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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Power Locks Malfunction

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I have been having a weird problem with my 05 Cobalt Sedan that has been going on for probably a month or so. The power locks are going crazy!! Although it doesn't happen every day, it happens often enough that it gets on my nerves and I'd really like to find a solution. On some days, whether i'm driving or sitting still, the locks will go up and down repeatedly. Sometimes, the locks don't move, but instead I hear the "click click click" sound that it makes when you lock/unlock the doors. What could be wrong? The car is off of warranty now, so I really don't want to take it to the dealer and spend the money to have it fixed unless I have to. Is there something I could do to stop it from doing this?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-16-2009, 12:17 PM
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Interesting.. I've never heard of such a thing..



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Sounds like a wiring problem .. maybe a short.. Maybe take apart your driver's arm rest to see if the connection to the power door lock switch is messed up at all?
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it's possessed....
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it's possessed....
lol It definitely is. It has a mind of its own. Thanks for the help everyone, I will probably end up calling the dealer tomorrow to see what they think it is. I'll keep yall posted

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if you want it to stop, just pull the fuse for the PDL circuit, that'll cut the power, but it may also have a few other things on it, like your PW
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-17-2009, 10:08 AM
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I've found all the switches are cheap and dont last very long, I had mine replaced at about 100k as they stopped working all together and were worn clear!

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So we took the car to the dealer today and they have no idea whats going on. The guy wants us to bring it back to the dealership on Wednesday so that he can keep it overnight to figure out whats going on.

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