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subaro 2001 . The door locks are working remotely but as soon as you pess open it opens and then closes straight away. What IS WRONG?
2001 Subaru legacy.
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Is this happening on all doors or just one?
If it's happening on a single door this is usually caused by a mechanical issue either in the door lock actuator or linkage in the door physically pulling it back to the lock position after unlocking. If it is only happening on one door then I would recommend removing that door panel and making sure nothing is binding any linkage, if all looks ok then the actuator will be the issue.
If this is happening on all doors then it's going to be an electrical issue, unless of course each door started at a separate time.
The door lock switches and keyless entry are an input to the remote keyless entry (RKE) module. The RKE module is what then controls the door lock actuators. If the module is seeing one of the power lock switches is in stuck in the lock position it could cause this, or if the module is failing internally it will cause it also.
It could be possible that you have an electrically stuck button on the key fob also. If you have more than one fob take the battery out of the one that was acting up and try unlocking the doors with the second fob. If the problem is still there then you should be able to rule out a fob issue.
where is the RKE module ? How can I check it ?
It is all four doors at the same time . I removed the door driver side and unplugged the plug at the bottom right . It was when I plugged it back and tested the locks when this started happening.
The RKE module is located behind the glovebox opening, the higher of the two modules found when the glovebox is removed. There isn't a way to check the module itself, diagnostics would require ruling out other potential causes and then condemning the module.
Try a battery disconnect if you haven't already, internal module problems will sometimes go away at least temporarily after a battery disconnect.
I have tried a battery disconnect and it is still doing the same.
Do you think I should get a new RKE module or not ?
If I take the module out what will happen ?
There is nothing behind the glove box. Just the aircon ?
2001 subaru legacy B4
I have disconnected the plug and still the same ?
Should I take it for a dianostic or should I buy a new Rke module?
Or is there something els I can look at or do ?
I will do so . And let you know . I am a electritian so I dont think it will be a problem Will let you know