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Micah, I don't know if this applies to your wagon (archive)

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Posted by Bill R. on August 02, 2001 at 23:59:20:

In Reply to: Doors and hatch to lock/unlock at the same time posted by MicahO on August 02, 2001 at 19:12:49:

excuse me Touring, but on my sedan if the trunk is locked with the master key and the key removed in the horizontal position then mine will not open with the remote. The trunk must be locked and the key removed in the vertical position. I thought this was so but had to wait till the car got home and I could doublecheck the owners manual. My remote actuates the front door lock so thats how it first happened to me after locking the trunk all the way to horizontal on mine with the key. Hth.

The doors and hatchlid all worked at one time from the key fob, until I left the car with some folks who thought the only way to open the hatch was with the key. Now the latch for the hatchlid does not respond. Similar things happen with trunklid latches on sedans, and I am hoping that this is related to the power lock synchronization problem others have had in the past. As it is now, the doors (and hatch window) all unlock, but the hatch itself has to be opened with the key.

The other, truly frightening possibility, is that the hatch wiring harnesses are getting creaky and simply chose to crap out during the day that someone else had the car.....

Not sure I understand. Are you trying to get the remote to work (like after the batteries are changed) or are you trying to get all the doors to lock and unlock at the same time?


I have searched for what should tell me how to do this, but who knows the remote-lock resync procedure that works? What I read and am trying is not working. My hatch was opened with the key, and now it will not lock/unlock with the rest of the car.....

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