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What should I check if my power locks in my 2001 Dodge Dakota keeps unlocking when I am driving?

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Sounds like you have one of those weird electrical problems. You need to have a technician who is good at electrical in automobiles to test & trace the culprit. When you take it in for diagnosis, make sure you give them an accurate account when and what it is doing. ALSO - let them know if you have had ANY extra add-on installed in your car/ and when it was installed. Example: new stereo, remote car starter, backup camera, heated seats.

Audra Fordin, Owner at Great Bear Auto Shop Oh No AS, that must be terribly annoying. It is also quite interesting! This sounds like a bizarre electrical problem. I would start by looking at the battery terminals and make sure they're clean and tight. If you have an alarm on your car, make sure your remote battery is good too. If that checks out, I think a trip to your local shop is the next step. Audra

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