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    Arrow passenger door electrical problem

    Greetings.....I have a 2003 Silverado w/ 5.3 L that has an electrical problem, just can't figure out what exactly.
    A while back I noticed the key fobs wouldn't lock or unlock the doors or activate the factory alarm. I then realized the passenger door look wouldn't engage when starting off like the driver door. After further investigation, i realized I had no power window, lock, or mirror on the passenger side. The dome light won't even come on when you open the passenger door. Any help would be appreciated.


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    Red Wing, Minnesota, United States


    Welcome! Sounds like a wire issue getting cut or picnched in the door jam especially since you say the dome light wont come on, there is a hose inside the door jam that contains all the wires look there then start following the wires
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    tried that already with no luck.....any other ideas?

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    I have the same problems with my 2003 tahoe, can't figure it out.

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    have you poped the interior door off and checked for water damage? ooorrr fuses or connections.. thats my guesses i know how frustrating electrical automotive problems can be

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    That's a bummer Mike. I hope someone here will have some good advice for you to correct your problem.
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    sounds like I would start by checking the continuity on the door switch, and check the engines for codes as well... sounds crazy I know, but you'd be surprised sometimes.

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    I was looking at an '03 Suburban that had the same problem. The dealership wasn't willing to fix it - one of the reasons I backed out of the deal. I did find some info including a campaign that talked about needing to reprogram the door zone module. I don't think it's a simple solution, but seems common enough there should be some info out there on the web.


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