My Buick Park Avenue Car Door Won't Open

by Diana Braun

The Buick Park Avenue is a full-sized sedan that was made from 1990 to 2005. The car features a central automatic locking system that controls the locking and unlocking of all doors and the trunk. The ignition key or key remote is used to unlock and open the doors. A door that doesn't open may be the result of a key remote with a dead battery. A sticky door lock may also cause a door to fail to open.

Spray lubricant into the door keyhole. Insert the key and wiggle to open.

Check the battery on the key remote. Insert a flathead screw driver into the remote to pry open the two halves and access the battery compartment. Remove the battery and replace with a new one. The battery model number is stamped on the battery.

Resynchronize your car remote. Stand 3 to 10 feet from your vehicle. Aim the car remote at your vehicle and press and hold the "Lock" and "Unlock" buttons on the remote at the same time for about 8 to 10 seconds.

Bring your car to a local Buick dealership. The lock mechanism may be jammed or broken. A mechanic can properly diagnose and repair the exact problem.

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About the Author

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.