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2012 Sorento drivers door won't lock with fob or key. All…

2012 Sorento drivers door...

2012 Sorento drivers door won't lock with fob or key

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fob's battery?

Yes all other doors lock, unlock with fob but drivers door goes back to unlock. and won't lock with key

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sorento yourself? What have you tried so far?

Checked all doors and hatch to make sure they were closed and manually latched door while open to makeep sure latch works. I'm thinking it is a door switch like door jam switch

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Will the door lock with the power door lock switch inside the door?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no the lock goes back to unlock everytime and also cycles when put in gear. lock unock lock unlock and stays unlocked. It act as if a door is open or the key is still in the ignition. It won't let it lock

Can you manually lock it, and will it stay?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No it automatically unlocks

I believe the IPM is faulty or the 2 turn relay is bad and this is commanding the lock to continue unlocking. Here is the wire diagram. https://www.dropbox.com/s/tu26disvlpifcp4/IPM.pdf?dl=0 The way to diagnose is not an easy one being it has to be done so at wire connectors to both module/relay centers.

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