front doors don't respont to remote but respond to manual key !!

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  1. Mazen

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    Hi.!

    Just today , after very cold night in Sweden (-12) , I wake up at morning, wanted to open the driver door of my Prius 3 Gen, but I couldnt, the doors was so stick and fixed so I was afraid to beake the handel , (I thought that was because of very low temprature that the doors was stuck, So I entered the car from back door, and I pushed the door out , and it worked )
    After getting back from work , happened that the door was open, then I figured that when using the key remote to open the doors , the front doors dont respond while the back respond.
    When using the key itself to open the door , it works manually

    Shortly: the front doors don't respont to remote but respond to manual key
    And the finger and hand effect of oppening the doors works so fine , but it don't open the front doors
    Instead when closing with remote it sounds 4 continuous tries (clicks) to close them, and then the sounds stop , and it remains open

    Any solutions?

    Thanks

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    looks like sweden in winter. :cool:

    could be the door lock actuators. strange that both front doors would go bad at the same time.

    check your 12 volt and fob batteries as well.

    can you hear anything inside the front door trying to move when you press the unlock button?
     
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    No solutions but brrrr, it's cold. At 9 deg F in Reno a few weeks ago, the door handle was intermittently working but the remote still worked consistently. Came back the next morning and nothing worked. I used the mechanical key. Not snowing and parked in the garage. The bottle of water I left in there was frozen solid. Didn't have to hold the fob to the start button though.
     
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    When i push the lock button it sounds like it is trying to close the door but it refuses after 2 times of sound klick
     
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    what happens if you use the button on the interior door handle?
     
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    It closes the door manually
     
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    The problem solves by itself :)
    I dont know how , but i guess it was a temperature issue :confused:

    Thanks guys ;)
     
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    pleasure.
     
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    More likely that you had frozen door mechanism.
     
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