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Old 02-01-2013, 10:55 PM
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Truck won't unlock, pretty frustrated...

Went to the movies tonight, before the movie everything was working fine. When it was done I went to unlock the truck with the key fob and nothing. The lock button still worked, but it wasn't responding to the unlock button.
I figured it was the key fob running low on batteries or something, so I unlocked the truck manually. Once I got in I tried using the unlock button on the door, absolutely nothing. No clicking sound or anything, but the lock button on the door still worked fine. Tried it again once I got back to base and still nothing.

I assume it's something electrical, but other than that I'm completely stumped. A little help?
It's an '01 F250 CCSB.

Thanks you,
Zack
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:41 AM
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Truck won't unlock, pretty frustrated...

Could be the switch in the door. Pretty easily replaced. You can order the switches seperate.


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Sounds like your door lock actuators are getting weak and don't have enough power to unlock the doors. Can you hear them trying to unlock when you hit the button?
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you don't happen to have 2 fobs do you ?
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Sorry I never got back to any of you, the problem went away the next day and I forgot about the thread.

However, it has happened again. I got in the truck and drove it, got to where I was going and when I got out tried to lock the truck...but nothing happened. I tried both buttons on the key fob and got nothing. I opened the door and tried both the lock and unlock buttons on the door and got nothing. I can hear a clicking coming from under the steering wheel when I push any of the buttons, I'm assuming it's a relay but I'm not sure where to go from here.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Semper Fi, Zack
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:18 AM
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Like was already said, the door lock actuators on these trucks are terrible for going out. I would bet thats your problem....

Replace with aftermarket or do the tin foil trick and youll be sailing again.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:15 AM
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Thanks Schlutzer, but I've already done the tin trick on all four doors, and I doubt they would all go out again at the same time.

When any button is pushed I cant hear anything from the doors, just that clicking under the steering wheel.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:57 AM
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Now that I think about it, the night that the locks quit working I remember driving with the windows down and smelling something burning. It smelled like burning plastic, but I assumed it was something outside that I had driven past.

Could there have been some sort of short in the wiring under the dash?
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:44 AM
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That's possible. Also possible that one of your actuators had a short or took more amps to actuate & overloaded the relay,wire,wire connectors or fuse.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:42 AM
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Is there a thread somewhere showing how to take the dash apart and get to all the wiring, along with a wiring diagram?
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