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Help Bouncing Locks on Spider

Does anyone have this problem?

When I try to unlock the car with the remote the alarm is turned off, as expected, but the car does not unlock, instead the button comes up and then goes down again on the driverís side and does not seem to move on the passenger side (right hand drive model).

I then have to use the key to unlock the car

- if I try to unlock the car with the key in the driverís door the car unlocks and then re-locks itself.

- if I hold the key in the unlock position (to counteract the re-locking) only the driverís door will unlock.

- to unlock both doors simultaneously I have to use the key in the passengerís door (it seems to have reverted to factory / left-hand drive settings in this respect).

How do I cure my problem with the bouncing locks
How do I fix it so that I can:
Use my remote to unlock the car
Unlock both doors simultaneously from the lock on the driverís door

any advice on this would be appreciated
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I've had this when the locks have frozen. From that experience, my guess would be that you have a lock sticking for some reason. When you do it by hand, you have the strength to force it past that, but the central locking doesn't, so it ends up staying locked.
I'd start by getting some silicon spray and giving a liberal dose to the lock mechanism - both within the barrel (key hole) and on the end of the door. (Use silicon spray because it's a good lubricant, but will not rot any rubber parts.)
Then operate the lock a good few times to work it in, and see how you go on.

That's the cheapest possible solution, so I'd do that first. After that, it could be because a door has dropped maybe? Or a lock starting to break.

Oh, forgot to say, do this on both doors. From the description, I think it's likely the passenger door causing the issue, but it can't hurt to do both.

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I have had this several times, and have put it down to the battery being slightly poorly, as after driving more frequently or going on the charger they're OK
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Take the passenger door card off and check that the mechanism is not fouling it.
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