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Door handle glitch


Aug 21, 2014
My driver-side rear door will not fully unlatch (lost of the time) when the front door is open more than a few inches. This occurs because a "sliding" sound (solenoid) that normally is heard from aft of the door (when the presented rear door handle is pulled) does not occur. This is not a "hard" error, like a broken wire, but only when the front door is open more than a few inches.

Spraying lube into the latch did not help.

My guess is that when the front door is open more than a few inches, some additional current is drawn somewhere, reducing the voltage/power available to a solenoid in the rear door latch.

I've tried removing and re-inserting fuses 40 41 & 42, and rebooting the screen, to no avail. I suspect some "marginal" operation in the left rear door mechanism that is within the body, aft of the door.

Ideas, other than a shop/warranty trip -- (a nuisance)?

Roger Bohl
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