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Ricardo Hohl
Ricardo Hohl, ASE Master Certified Tech
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Experience:  Automotive instructor at Porter and Chester institute
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power locks dont work unless the car is running

Customer Question

The radio doesnt work, the remote entry doesnt work, the power locks dont work unless the car is running
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.
have you check the 20 amp fuse located outside the engine compartment fuse box? and the fuse located inside pasangers compartment 20 amp fuse, if not can you check them with a test ligth?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
yes i checked all of the fuses, i wasnt sure which one it would be so i checked them all
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.

did you use a test ligth?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
yes i used test light
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.
ok lest reset the body computer by disconecting the battery positive conector from the battery and reconecting it.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i did that twice
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.
and no good ?
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.
if you have all the fuses ok inside and outside for sure that means you are having a body computer problem and it may have to be replace, do not attempt to replace the body computer from a junk yard because the alarm code they have is deferent then yours and is going to lock the security on all other computers that are in the same network communication of your vehicle. you are going to have to let the dealer do this because the body computer has to also be program.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
ok thanks, XXXXX XXXXX the powertrain warnty does this get coverd?
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 8 years ago.
yes if you still have power train than lucky you.