HI- I have the same year/model and the identical problem... I made it worse by putting a layer of chux pads between gate lock and cargo floor area -now front passenger lock is working again but the back is stuck...Hello guys,
I used the search engine to source this problem, but unfortunately I cannot find anything that answers my question.
I have a 03/FX 35 , and I'm experiencing problems with my electronic locking system.
The front passenger side and the liftgate are not functioning properly.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. This is really annoying.
It seems the lock itself works ok (I can hear a clicking sound when pressing the lock/unlock button on my FOB)
But the liftgate remains closed.. If I wait for 1 minute, and try again it does work.
Does anyone know how I can solve this? Maybe some W40? I'm not sure, so I better ask.. thanks in advance,..
Trust me. The probles is the actuator itself. Open it up and replace the motor. Not not a easy job but it will save you $250 or more each.OK, I took mine in to a mechanic who's trained on these cars, and he swapped out one of the locks, and it didn't fix the problem. His diagnostics indicated it was most likely the BCM. So I bought a new BCM and installed it, and now the car won't start. Everything seems to work like A/C. radio, seats. Car keeps turning over but not firing up. Does the new BCM need to be programmed somehow?
Well I broke down and bought a new passenger door lock/actuator assembly for around $200. I installed it last night - took about 2 hours. It's really not a bad fix, I think the only tools you need are a 10mm socket and a torx driver. Oh, and some duct tape to hold the window in place while re-assembling. Now all doors and liftgate are working properly. I would definitely recommend DIY on this over taking it to the stealership.