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Front Door Latches-Again

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4 months ago when I purchased my 99' Range Rover I replaced both front door latches and everything was great until last night.
Last night went to Costco and of course it was rainning, and when I came back to the Rover both front doors did not respond when I tried to unlock and lock the Rover with the remote. :x
I know these go bad but so soon and both at the same time?
Could the rain be playing a factor with moisture to the motors or a short?
Also the dome light stopped responding when any of the doors are opened, inlcuding the rears.
When I purchased the Rover this was also happening but when I replaced both front latches it corrected the problem, or could this be an indicator of another underlying problem.
Did anyone find where the electric motors in the door lactches can be purchased, with the extended shafts?
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If you have had the door cards off you should have noticed if water was getting to them?

I never found a new motor but got a rear door latch and took the motor out of it. It makes no sense as they work the same number of operations but they seem more reliable for some reason - bonus is you get the rears cheaper.
Interesting question; it is certainly possible. If you open up a P38 latch there are two motors, one smaller than the other
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