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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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Hi Poncerover

I have the exact same problem and my attempts to deal with it are chronicled on the forum. First I changed the latches for brand new replacements from the dealership. They lasted a few days. That was a bit expensive, at over £100 each, so I got rear door lateches off eBay and swapped the motors. I've gone through this procedure about 5 times, the last a couple of weeks ago. In each case, the front door latches work for only a few days, then the motors burn out on both sides. I've now given up....tired of the cost and time involved in replacing for only a few days of remote working.

I hope, through the forum, there can be an insight into this frustrating problem and a solution....

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