Question about Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Doors don't lock while in drive or unlock when i put it in park. 2003 chevy malibu.

Recently changed door lock switches on drivers door and passenger door.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Habit-Forming:

    Visited the website for 3 consecutive days.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 20 Answers

Ignition locks are a feature that can be programmed. Don't think door switch should have any effect unless a pic chip is present in switch and needs to be married to the bcm.

Posted on Jun 11, 2019

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

SOURCE: 92 F150 power window and locks

try taking apart and cleanig all contacts first. make sure you are getting power to switch. Sounds more switches are going bad. They usually last about 5 to 7 years before they start going out.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

  • 61 Answers

SOURCE: Power door locks won't work

You need to have someone or yoursef check the body control module with a compatible scan tool. Thats where the problem you are having resides. It may need a software update or replacement. You can also disconnect the battery for a few minutes, that will cause the BCM to reset and may fix it.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 2003 Chevy Avalanche rear doors won't lock automatically

The rear doors will not lock with the keyless remote, the drivers master switch

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

  • 68 Answers

SOURCE: 2008 chevy malibu. cannot unlock doors from dirver

Intermittent door ajar switch contacts.

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 2008 chevrolet malibu door lock problem

My girlfriend has a 2008 Malibu. The door locks began to falter one by one until three of the locks had to be operated manually or by using a key. I checked the fuses, the BCM and the lubrication on the locks. The door lock actuators were the real problem. She was quoted about $1000 to fix the problem and replace all three of the bad actuator/ door lock assemblies through the dealer. I called and got a price of $125 for the front door and $105 for each of the back doors from the dealer. I was able to fix all three door locks in about three hours myself. It took a few star end bits, a 10 mm socket and a regular phillips screwdriver to get the job done. It has been two weeks now and she is ecstatic that the problem has been fixed and she saved about $750. This seems to be a common problem with this car, when ordering make sure you have the VIN number of the car you are working on to ensure you get the right part. Depending on the year of the vehicle there was a production date split for these parts.

Posted on Sep 19, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1999 blazer Doors lock and unlock even when parked, help


Lock an unlock by them selves ? Door locks are computer controlled ,by the BCM - body control module .
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Power Door Locks Circuit Description
The power door lock system includes the following components:
• The door lock actuators
• A door lock relay
• An door unlock relay
• A driver door unlock relay
• The door lock and side window switches
• The body control module (BCM)
• The endgate lock cylinder switch /liftgate lock cylinder switch (utility)
• The keyless entry, if equipped
The door lock and liftgate mechanisms may be controlled by the following switches:
• The door lock and side window switches
• The BCM
• The endgate lock cylinder switch / liftgate lock cylinder switch (utility)
• The keyless entry, if equipped
The following locking functions are included on the vehicle:
• All the doors unlock -- All the doors will unlock, including the endgate/liftgate, when any power door unlock switch is detected. The passenger doors lock directly by pressing the lock switches. The driver door unlocks by the BCM using a driver door unlock relay.
• All the doors lock -- All the doors will lock, including the endgate/liftgate, when any power door lock switch is activated. All the lock actuators will activate directly from the power door lock switch (external to the BCM).
• The end/lift gate lock switch -- All the doors will lock or unlock from the end/lift gate lock switch.
• The lockout prevention -- This function will prevent the doors from automatically locking if the keys have been left in the ignition and the power door lock switch is operated.
The motor is protected by a built-in electronic circuit breaker (ECB). If the motor is overloaded or voltage is applied for an excessive amount of time, the ECB internal resistance increases, essentially creating an open circuit. The resistance returns to normal only after voltage is removed from the circuit, thereby restoring circuit continuity.

You have a bad switch input to the BCM !
Door lock acting up 2005 Chevy Malibu fix it here
Door Locks Go Crazy 2

Jan 07, 2018 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

2002 chevy Blazer 2 door. Power locks,and liftgate stop working.The locks will engage when I shift to drive and will disengage when placed in park. Where do I start?


Hi,
Plz explain...are the locks supposed to lock/unlock when you put the car in Drive/Park, or not?

Does the lock/unlock SWITCH on the DRIVER'S door work/not work? If applicable, does the PASSENGER's door lock switch work?

Td

Dec 29, 2014 | 2002 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

2004 chevy malibu driver and passenger door lock problems


The locks on your vehicle are electronically controlled by the BCM - body control module . The driver an passenger door switche's are input's to the BCM . Do you know anything about automotive electronic's ? anti theft alarm remote, could this be part of the problem , No it's just a key less entry remote , nothing to do with the anti-theft .
Door Lock System Components
The Power Door Lock System consists of the following components:
• Body control module (BCM)
• Driver door lock switch
• Front passenger door lock switch
• Door lock actuators in each of the doors
• IBCM (PWR) 15-amp fuse

Door Lock System Controls
The Power Door Lock System is controlled by the body control module (BCM) and can be activated by any one of the following:
• A door lock switch Lock or Unlock actuation
• A keyless entry transmitter actuation
• An automatic door lock actuation
• An automatic door unlock actuation
• A last door closed locking (LDCL) actuation

Driver and Passenger Door Unlock Operation w/o Keyless Entry
When the body control module (BCM) detects a transition of either of the door lock switches to the Unlock position, it switches the door lock actuator unlock control circuits to voltage. Since the door lock actuator lock control circuit is at ground potential within the BCM, the driver passenger door lock actuators transition to the Unlock position.

Your best bet , take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop ! Need special tool to diagnose .

Power Door Locks Inoperative

Install a scan tool.
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
With a scan tool, observe the door lock switch parameter in the Doors data list.
Does the scan tool display Idle?
YES - Go to Step 4
NO - Go to Step 8
4
Activate the driver door lock switch to the LOCK and UNLOCK positions.
Does the scan tool display Idle?
YES - Go to Step 9
NO - Go to Step 5
5
Activate the front passenger door lock switch to the LOCK and UNLOCK positions.
Does the scan tool display Idle?
YES - Go to Step 9
NO - Go to Step 6
6
With a scan tool, observe the driver door lock actuator command and the passenger door lock actuator command parameters in the Doors data list.
Activate a door lock switch to the LOCK and UNLOCK positions.

Dec 24, 2017 | 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Keyless entery only opens drivers door


Try pressing the unlock button twice

Nov 16, 2013 | 2006 Chevrolet Uplander

1 Answer

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Power Windows and Power Locks not working.


The power windows an power locks are controlled by a module , DDM - driver door module . As far as the locks locking when you put the vehicle into reverse an unlocking when you put the vehicle into park , that's how there are suppose to work , automatic lock an unlock feature . When you put the vehicle into any gear from park the locks should lock . Did she hit window lockout function ?

The power door lock system consists of the following components:
• The driver door module (DDM)
• The passenger door module (PDM)
• The body control module (BCM)
• The driver information center (DIC)
• The rear door lock switch
• The door lock relay
• The door unlock relay
• The liftgate lock relay--utility vehicles with liftgate only
• The reversible door lock actuators in each of the doors and liftgate
• LOCKS 20A fuse (rear lock/unlock relay supply voltage)
• ECC 10A fuse (liftgate lock relay supply voltage .

Programmable Automatic Door Locks
The automatic door lock feature can be programmed to control the door lock system. The automatic door lock feature is factory programmed to have all doors lock and unlock. For detailed instructions on programming the automatic door locks, refer to Vehicle Personalization in Personalization.
When the automatic door lock feature is programmed to control the door lock system, the driver door module (DDM), passenger door module (PDM) and body control module (BCM) will lock the vehicle doors if the following inputs are true:
• Ignition 1 input is active.
• All door jamb switch inputs are inactive.
• Cargo door or liftgate/liftglass ajar inputs are inactive.
• Transmission is shifted out of park.
This automatic door lock function will only occur once per ignition cycle unless, a door jamb switch input changes state to active and back to inactive. Then the DDM, PDM and BCM will lock all doors again.
Once the automatic door lock feature has locked the doors, the BCM will then unlock all the doors when the transmission is shifted into park.
Driver, Passenger and Cargo Door Lock System Operation
The front power door lock switches are integral components of the driver door module (DDM) and passenger door module (PDM). The switches are two position normally open rocker switches. When placed in either the lock or unlock positions, the switches provide a direct input to the DDM or PDM. The DDM or PDM monitors these inputs and sends a Class 2 message indicating a change in the switch's respective position. Modules which activate the power door lock motors receive the Class 2 message and activate the motor in the appropriate direction to lock or unlock the vehicle's doors and liftgate. The rear door lock switch provides a lock and unlock signal to the body control module (BCM). The BCM upon receipt of a lock or unlock signal will control the rear door lock relays and also send a Class 2 message to the DDM and PDM to perform the appropriate function.
The modules which activate the power lock motors are:
• The DDM (driver door lock actuator).
• The PDM (passenger front door lock actuator).
• The BCM (both rear door lock actuators and cargo door/liftgate).
The DDM and PDM are directly connected to the respective door lock actuator through the door lock motor lock and unlock circuits. Once a door lock or unlock request has been received, the module will supply battery voltage to one side of the actuator and ground the other causing the doors to lock or unlock.
The rear passenger and cargo doors differ slightly in that they use lock and unlock relays. The relays supply and coil sides receive a constant voltage through the battery voltage supply circuit. The normally closed contacts are connected to ground and the control side is connected to the BCM. Once a door lock or unlock request has been received by the BCM, the BCM will ground the control side of the appropriate relay. This energizes the relay and allows voltage to be applied to either the door lock motor lock or unlock circuits. since the other side of the door lock actuator is connected to the normally closed contacts of the opposing relay to ground, the doors lock or unlock.

Mar 16, 2017 | 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

How do i manually release the rear door on a ssab 9-3 2003 as the door module has failed


Trunk Lock After Closing
--------------------------
Desc.: What happens to the trunk lock when closing it.

Settings:
Yes: Automatically lock Boot on closing
No: Boot can be reopened using micro switch button located on the trunk/boot

* Trunk Lock After Drive Off
----------------------------
Desc.: Should the trunk be locked at drive off or after 30 sec.?

Settings:
Yes: Trunk/Boot will automatically lock when vehicle increases speed
No: Trunk/Boot will remain closed, however will be in the unlocked
condition if No was selected in the previous option.

* Door & Trunk Unlock at Key Out
--------------------------------
Desc.: When the is removed from the center console should door/trunk
be unlocked?

Settings:
Yes: All Doors & Trunk/Boot will Unlock when the Key is removed from
the Ignition Switch If Driver frequently locked all Doors when
driving
this feature would be beneficial.
No: Doors and Boot will remain in the same condition as they were
prior
to Key removal

* TSL Locking Logic (Theft Security Locking/Deadlock)
-------------------
Settings:
TSL at first Press: Default Setting. All Doors will lock in Deadlock
Mode
TSL at Second Press: All Doors will lock in Deadlock mode at the second
press of the Remote.

* Lock /Unlock Acknowledge
--------------------------
Settings:
None : No acknowledge will be visible
Indicators: Indicators will blink as acknowledge

* Follow Me Home Function
-------------------------
Settings:
Tail Light: When selected Tail Lights will be illuminated
Back Up Light: When Selected Reverse Light will be activated


Tech 2 Body Exterior Lighting & Horn
====================================

* High Beam Follow me home Active Time
--------------------------------------
Desc.: Follow Me Home Active Time can be adjusted between 0- 10 minutes

Settings:
This Feature can be turned on or Off .Yes / No can be selected.
Low Beam Automatic / Low Beam also in Position 0 (light switch)
Yes / No
Follow Me Home Active Time
- Daytime Driving Lights can be activated

* Parking Lights
----------------

Settings:
Act as Lead Me To the Car Light.

* Park Light On Reminder
------------------------
Settings:
On / Off
If Ignition is turned Off and the parking lights are active, Driver will
be warned if set to on.

* Show Trailer Light Outage
Desc.: REC will detect blown trailer light and display on SID

Settings:
Yes or No

* Trailer Light / Fog Light off
-------------------------------

Settings:
Yes: Fog Light Rear will be disabled When Trailer is connected Yes
No

* Horn Lock Unlock Acknowledge
------------------------------
Settings:
On: Horn will honk when car is locked
Off: Horn will not honk if car is locked


Tech 2 Body Locking
===================

* Panic Alarm Activation (Vehicles fitted with /Alarm only)
-----------------------------------------------------------
- Panic Button / Locking Switch
Central Locking Switch Driver /Passenger

Settings:
- Panic Button on Remote and locking switch inside vehicle will
activate alarm
- Panic Button will activate Alarm only
- Locking Switch inside vehicle (driver /passenger will activate
alarm only
- No Panic Alarm function required.

* Unlock Logic
--------------
Settings:
All at first press : All Doors will open & Fuel Lid will unlock if the
Driver or Passenger Door Switch is activated
Driver Door & Fuel Lid at first press : Only the drivers Door will unlock
& Fuel Lid will unlock when door
switch is activated

* Remote unlocking One Press
----------------------------
Settings:
All at first press: All Doors will open & Fuel Lid will unlock if the
Remote is pressed
Driver door & Fuel Lid at first press: Only the drivers Door will unlock &
Fuel Lid will unlock when the Remote
is pressed

Dec 17, 2010 | 2003 Saab 9-3

2 Answers

2005 Chevy Malibu Maxx - Electrical Problems?


check wiring going to door there is a black rubber boot going to door wires have rubbed to a short. roll windows up and down if locks start working thats the door to check If one of your door locks don t work, check wiring

Feb 27, 2017 | 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

26 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85160 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22484 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...