My central lock was working fine until yesterday. When I used the key, it clicks but doesn't unlock the doors as it should. Then I tried the second time, no clicking sound this time and nothing happens as well.
What I did is use the passengers side door to gain entry. I can use the key to unlock it but if I do not hold it, it returns to lock position. So you need to hold it on unlock position and open the door simultaneously.
Upon entry, I tried manually unlocking the doors using the central lock but it wouldn't badge. So I started the car and after a few seconds, tried unlocking the doors again and to my surprise it unlocks. I tried a few times and it was intermittently working.
Before this happens, my car was exposed to continuous heavy rain for about two days (just parked in front of the house). So my questions are:
- What is likely the cause of this?
- Does a wet key hole (soaked probably) or wet key affects the central lock system?
Right now it is working, but I don't want to be caught off-guard where it doesn't unlock or worse won't lock during trips.