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05 Explorer Door Lock Problem

nesterhow

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I have a 2005 Explorer and the driver side door won't lock with the door button. It locks using the passenger side switch or the key fob lock. So the door will lock, its something to do with the switching mechanism. I tried to change the switch and still the same thing. The driver side switch will unlock it but just won't lock it. I figured heck, I'll check and maybe and change the fuse. Can't find it. It's not listed in the book and I can't find it online.
 
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JCR

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You are going to be told to do a search for broken wires in the rubber boot in the drivers door. I won't tell you to search but I will say that is what it might be. Have a great day and good luck.
 
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BigRondo

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I have a 2005 Explorer and the driver side door won't lock with the door button. It locks using the passenger side switch or the key fob lock. So the door will lock, its something to do with the switching mechanism. I tried to change the switch and still the same thing. The driver side switch will unlock it but just won't lock it. I figured heck, I'll check and maybe and change the fuse. Can't find it. It's not listed in the book and I can't find it online.

Welcome aboard!! :salute:

I had similar electrical issues with my '02 XLT. The dome lights would stay on until the battery saver feature turned them off, the accessory delay wasn't working, the driver side puddle light didn't work, the keypad on the door would set off the alarm when I pressed it, the door ajar light would flash and beep at highway speeds, the radio would shut off as soon as I turned the key off, the alarm would beep twice when I armed it. Recently all 4 windows stopped working. Most recently the driver door lock actuator stopped working.

A lot of electrical issues can be traced back to broken/damaged wire(s) in the boot between the body and the driver's door. I found 3 broken wires and repaired them. The thin black ground wire was broken and after repairing it all was back to normal. When the windows stopped working, I repaired the thick black ground wire and the windows now work like a champ. I had to repair the pink/black wire to fix the driver door lock actuator.

Here is the thread for removing the door panel: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=303524

Here is a great thread for checking for broken/damaged wires, thanks to synyster for this awesome write-up: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=270081

Be sure to take your time when looking for broken/damaged wire(s). Check all the wires for breaks/damage. When you think you're done looking, look again, and again, and again. A bright flashlight can be very helpful.

Good luck with the fix and let me know if you need anything else. :biggthump

Please keep us posted as feedback helps others reading this post looking for a fix to the same or similar issue!
 
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