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Malfunctioning door lock - Anybody know where the "closed/open" door sensor is and how to fix?

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When I go to lock the car with the unlock button, the driverside door does not lock, but the alarm activates. The alarm does not go off when the armed door is open, and the "open-door" chime & "lights-on" chime do not activate.
I sprayed some wd-40 into the door latch mechinism and everything worked fine for about a day or so. I'm guessing the sensor is in the door latch mechinism, and am wondering if I just need a better lubricant, or if the sensor needs to be cleaned, or I have a poor electrical connection.
Any thoughts or ideas? Anybody had this problem before? Thanks!
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Re: Malfunctioning door lock - Anybody know

it's the whole door latch/lock assembly (they integrated the switch in the assembly, and when it goes, the whole unit goes). you can't fix it, it's got to be replaced. it happened to me, and i had to pay $365 to get it replaced.
do it yourself if you can, but i hear it's a bitch....
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