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2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L: Driver-side sliding door...Used

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2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L: Driver-side sliding door...Used Fuse #7 "homing reset" multiple times and door will work numerous times until the engine is actually started once...then "Slide Door" light comes on...then door will not work until again "reset". Passenger-side door works fine. No ABS, or any other malfunction indicator sensor lights are additionally illuminated.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The battery is only 11 months old.. I mention that because I Googled that a "low engine-cranking voltage" could cause the sliding control module to throw an error code from the temporary reduced B+ voltage during the engine-cranking phase...however,why is not the passenger-side door also failing if that was the cause?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also already replaced the (smaller) actuator inside the driver-side door to no avail. I have not yet replaced the larger and much more expensive "latch motor assembly". The "latch motor assembly" was replaced some time ago to fix an issue with the passenger-side sliding door.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
much for the same day response eh?
Expert:  HondaPlatinum replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the delay. Has the sliding door control unit been replaced?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
negative...but why should I do that? Is this what you are recommending? That bad boy is just under two-hunski...that was my next expensive step... but wanted someone with "direct" professional experience, who has seen this very set of symptoms and who knows what ultimately resolved it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know this question is to Honda engineering...but what the heck would make a solid-state computer module like this just stop working in such a weird way?