Rear door locks do not operate from the key remote

140

Asked by Jan 23, 2013 at 06:00 PM about the 2008 Chevrolet Impala LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

About five or six months ago, my Impala's key remote that locks and unlocks the car decided it would not do either on the rear two doors.  Why is that?

5 Answers

6,625

Wow! Do the door locks work when you electrically lock/unlock them from inside the car?

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
2,985

have to replace both rear latch assemblies around 2 hundred a side common problem on these

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
140

Joel: No, they do not operate from either the remote or from inside the car on the driver's control panel on the door arm rest. Tom: good to know. Two hundred per side, wow. I guess I'll just continue to deal with it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
98,005

One common cause for electrical problems with older car doors is broken wires in that rubber conduit by the hinges. The strands break inside of the insulation. Sometimes you can see a arc or if you pull gently, it will stretch. If you find one, install a multi- stranded wire and make joints at both ends of the conduit. It would be smart to add a few extra spare wires or a string to pull in new wires if needed in the future.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
110

You can buy aftermarket door lock actuators for under $10 a piece. Here's a video showing how to install them on a 2008 Impala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_8kDjBFidc

8 of 8 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Impala

Looking for a Used Impala in your area?

CarGurus has 34,066 nationwide Impala listings starting at $899.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Impala Questions

Chevrolet Impala Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 1,790
#2 Danny Wang
Danny Wang
Reputation 1,650
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,062 Great Deals out of 77,909 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
454 Great Deals out of 29,322 listings starting at $2,300
Used Honda Accord
946 Great Deals out of 77,735 listings starting at $899
Used Chrysler 300
404 Great Deals out of 19,199 listings starting at $850
Used Nissan Maxima
323 Great Deals out of 24,380 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,156 Great Deals out of 79,666 listings starting at $500
Used Dodge Challenger
212 Great Deals out of 23,431 listings starting at $7,990
Used Buick LaCrosse
228 Great Deals out of 20,610 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Fusion
1,186 Great Deals out of 79,434 listings starting at $998
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,777 Great Deals out of 181,195 listings starting at $250
Used Toyota Camry
1,104 Great Deals out of 90,757 listings starting at $1,599
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
558 Great Deals out of 31,371 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Taurus
270 Great Deals out of 20,573 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
2,125 listings starting at $19,613
2016 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 441 listings starting at $13,999
2015 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
309 listings starting at $11,995
2014 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 317 listings starting at $9,195
2013 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
40 listings starting at $7,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.