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Unread 10-24-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
Danny0717
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98 laredo locks are going crazy!

The locks have a mind of there own. While driving they will constantly keep locking over and over. And then just stop and start acting up again after accelerating sometimes. Interior lights also stay on all the time I pulled the fuse but is like to have the lights. Please help.

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Unread 10-24-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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What vehicle? Grand Cherokee? Mine started doing the same thing. I unplugged the door switches on my back 2 doors and haven't had a problem since.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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Yes grand Cherokee. Just unplugged them huh? Wow sounds simple enough. I just wonder what really causes the issue. I was thinking door jam switches.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 12:43 PM   #4
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Any idea of y it would wanna stall when making left turns? Doesn't do it all the time. When u said plugging the door switches were u referring to the lights issue or locks issue? I apologize.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 01:35 PM   #5
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Both. They go bad over time and can delaminate causing them to act funky. It's just a phillips head screw holding them on, unscrew that pull them out and unplug them. I screwed them back in so there wasn't a hold in the body in those spots.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 01:45 PM   #6
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Awesome. I'll give it a try. Thanks for your help.
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Unread 10-25-2011, 08:31 PM   #7
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I checked all the door jams and this is what I came up with. Driver one wasn't allowing lamps to come on after releasing to switch with my finger. So I started to take it out and as I pulled the screw out n yanked on the switch lamps kicked on???? Lol. So apparently its not the switch its the wiring going to the switch or the switch was maybe dirty so I took some contact cleaner n a toothbrush and cleaned it up. Thanks again for making my search easy man.
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