Weird door lock state

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  1. PiPLosAngeles

    PiPLosAngeles Active Member

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    Last night I went to get in the Prius and when I touched the door handle it didn't do the usual two-beep unlock. Instead it rapidly alternated between unlock/lock 4 or 5 times in the span of 5 seconds or so. I wasn't touching the "lock" spot. Lots of beeps. I couldn't even get the door all the way open because it locked again half-latched. It took a little bit to get it open. I could reproduce it at will standing there in the parking lot, but after I drove it home I haven't been able to get it to happen again. Has anybody seen that before?
     
  2. bisco

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    12v?:D

    iirc, someone else has a thread on similar problem. not sure what prius.

    her door would open a quarter in or so. i think they replaced the guts, but not sure.
     
  3. Mendel Leisk

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    On a previous car I had the latch mechanism click into the closed position, while the door was open. I'd been messing with it, can't recall exactly how. Then it wouldn't close properly.

    I was stumped, taped the door shut, and drove to dealership. Mechanic showed me how to toggle it back with a screwdriver.

    Maybe something like that?
     
  4. PiPLosAngeles

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    It may have been something weird with the door being half-closed, but the mechanism wasn't latched while the door was open.
     
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    I've had the door get "confused" before. this has happened a couple times where I ultimately had to use the key-fob unlock to get the door to unlock all the way to open it up. seems to be entirely random, and very infrequent.
     
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    I had the same happened a couple of times.
     
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