door locks

60

Asked by Jun 10, 2011 at 05:00 PM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer AWD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I can lock all doors with drivers switch,but cannot unlock all doors,is this normal? Hatch works both ways,any ideas Thanks Billy

7 Answers

are you pressing the unlock button twice on the remote?

switch may be bad.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
60

Not using remote.Maybe I should clarify that while sitting in drivers seat I press unlock and all atuators work fine.When I press lock,no response.Changed door lock switck,still not working.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
60

I replaced switch and replaced relay switches.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

are you sure you got the connections right.also if you replaced the driver side switch,another one could be bad,i would replace them all.are inexpensive and easy to swap out.

30

Between the door and frame driver side you will see a rubber boot going to a large cannon plug with a 10mm bolt on top. There may be a tie wrap around the rubber boot where it attaches to the plug. Back out the 10mm bolt to remove the cannon plug (female) from the door. It's a captive bolt which won't come out completely, you'll see the plug moving away from the male side. Pull it loose when it stops dropping down. Remove the tie wrap and peel back the rubber boot. You may see a broken wire which will need to be resoldered with shrink tubing. There's not much room to work depending on where it's broken and little to no slack to be gained, so you may have to add a section just to have something to work with. 18 ga I believe. Mine was a pink wire with green or light green trace. All other doors would not unlock from driver side master switch, but would lock. Close anyway. Mine was completely broken in two so it was easy to spot.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

I have the same thing going on but the other way around it unlocks but does not Lock doors, my back hatch works both ways as well??

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • driver's door lock 2 answers

    i have an keylles entry system and when i press unlock two times, it opens all the doors except the drivers, how could i fix the door lock?

    1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • inside door lock not working 1 answer

    inside door button on the driver side not working to lock the doors and unlock doors

    2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 99 Ford explorer door locks not working 2 answers

    Front driver door lock will do lock manually or automatically. It's stuck! Also automatic door locks will not lock doors but will unlock the other 3 doors. Plz help

    1999 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Driver's side door lock 1 answer

    Power button works on drivers side to lock and unlock all doors except drivers side. Key & keyless entry fail to lock drivers side as well, key feels like it doesn't "catch" at all, just wants to ...

    1997 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT AWD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • door locks 1 answer

    my explorer has locked me out, how can I get in?

    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

    -

    General

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 75,119 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,650
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,880
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
804 Great Deals out of 70,393 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Expedition
388 Great Deals out of 24,363 listings starting at $1,951
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
630 Great Deals out of 27,855 listings starting at $600
Used Ford F-150
2,431 Great Deals out of 211,451 listings starting at $895
Used Dodge Durango
250 Great Deals out of 22,965 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
292 Great Deals out of 20,775 listings starting at $2,700
Used Nissan Pathfinder
309 Great Deals out of 23,324 listings starting at $2,250
Used GMC Yukon
401 Great Deals out of 16,382 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 47,444 listings starting at $24,990
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
127 Great Deals out of 5,743 listings starting at $19,976
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
144 Great Deals out of 3,848 listings starting at $13,595
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
210 Great Deals out of 6,328 listings starting at $11,900
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
113 Great Deals out of 3,396 listings starting at $8,990