So I got home last night, got out of the truck and hit the lock button. I didn't hear a click. So I hit it again. Nothing. "OK", I figure, "fuse must be blown." Go to push down the driver side door lock, and it won't budge (stuck in unlock). Same with driver side door. Feels like the actuators are pushing up (unlock) constantly. It was 1:30 AM so I didn't feel like messing with it, I unhooked the negative terminal of the battery so it wouldn't die and went inside.
Today I'm still experiencing the same problem, however this time when I got to campus I tried manually locking my doors after the battery was disconnected. (Forgot last night, man was I tired). Even with power off the actuators are stiff. I wonder if it's possible they burned out. They are pretty much the exact same model as shown here (aftermarket):
It may be a wiring short but I'm confident I was careful running the wires as I didn't want automatic firestarting locks. (See long description below about how I wire stuff).
Maybe the actuators are just cheap? Any input from those of you who have done something like this? I would appreciate it. Basically I think I need new actuators and I would like something more reliable if it gets stuck "on" again.
-Josh (and yes, the lock system is all aftermarket, did it myself)
(My wiring methods)
Soldered + electrical taped connections, run inside plastic tubing from the actuator right into the point where it goes through the rubber tube-like thing between the door and the cab. Inside the cab, no wiring of mine is directly ziptied down. When I tie down wire, I put the plastic wire loom over it and snug down a zip-tie until the loom is snug, but make sure the wire can move inside the looming.