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Old 11-18-2010, 12:09 AM
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i have a 97 caravan and when driving,the door locks will click as if they are locking on their own.the wife said it happened about a dozen times this morning on a 4 mile trip to and from school.sometimes they will lock by themselves with van switched off in the driveway.also door ajar light came on and all doors were shut.could these be related?anybody have any clues as where to start checking? thanks in advance,allen
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:21 AM
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Replace both sliding door ajar switches.
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:45 AM
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what are the door ajar switches?the two together or the single switch?with all doors shut and no keys in i can lock the doors and sometimes they will unlock right back.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:12 AM
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About $11.00 apiece
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:50 PM
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thanks guys this clears up alot.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:55 PM
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where in the world do you get these for $11.00 apiece?i checked advance auto and they said factory direct for $49.00 each.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:36 PM
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Autozone $10.99

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http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Duralast-Door-Jamb-Switch/1997-Dodge-Caravan-2WD/_/N-j938hZ8iihf?counter=1&filterByKeyWord=door+switch&fromString=search&itemIdentifier=229370_0_2486_
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:43 PM
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I had the same problem. If you want to try buy sone Electical contact spray (sold at local parts store) and spray all the terminals under the door panel. This worked for my old truck. It happeneds if moisture builds up over time, or if youve ever got the inside wet if it rained ect.
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