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2001 MAZDA mpv: The electric door locks..driver side

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The electric door locks in...
The electric door locks in my 2001 MAZDA mpv are screwed up. The car locks automatically by itself every your close the door. They tell me it needs a
new motor that fits in front door, driver side. Is that what is called an actuator?
Will changing that part fix my problem?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Car
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Auto Mechanic: Ted G., ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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It is quite likely that will fix the problem, there is a small microswitch in the lock actuator that locks all the doors when you manually push the lock button. If it fails it will cause the doors to lock unintentionally like yours are.
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