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Old 12-26-2007, 08:17 AM
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Default Driver's door won't unlock

I may just be spacing out on this...

Sometimes I'll approach my Z and before I press the unlock button on my keyfob I will accidentally pull the door latch open and of course it doesn't open. But when I then try to unlock the door with my keyfob it won't unlock. I try to lock it again and the hazards blink and the horn chirps and then unlock it again and the hazards blink once but the door won't unlock. I then try to unlock the door using the key in the door lock without luck. The passenger door unlocks and I sometimes have to crawl into the driver's seat and I can start the car but the driver's door stays locked even if I try to unlock it manually from inside!

Is there a security reset that I have to do? Is there a time issue? It's happened a couple of times and I seem to be able to try enough things that the door lock finally opens but I'm not sure what I do each time to unlock it.

Help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:06 AM
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Is not a common Z problem but I have seen it in other models. The problem is usually a bad door lock mechanism. A small plastic clip brakes inside the lock. Unfortunately the only solution is to replaced the lock, the part is around $90.
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