why is it that the power locks will not unlock unless the engine is off

Asked by Feb 19, 2016 at 06:35 PM about the 2005 Pontiac Montana

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have tried to unlock my doors with the engine running and was unable to do so. Why?

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Has it always done this or did it just start recently? If it has been that way for 10 years, it probably is the design of the car. If not, I would start looking for some type of interlock switch (sometimes located on the door frame latch plate). Is it all doors or just the rear?

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