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Have Odyssey 2001, most of the time, the power sliding door at the passenger side. can't be open or close manually. though rarely it work.

Opening or closing from the driver's control,at the dash board,
always works.

Anyone have suggestion where to check this door problem?
 

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I've been having the same problem with our 2003. It's only happening on the passenger side so far. There are probably some contacts that need to be cleaned. I'll research that after Christmas.
I assume your remote still operates the door cycling as well?
 

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yes. remote control,open/close of the passenger side door
works.
 

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Found this on Answers.com Hope it solves the problem for ya.

"Here is an answer to a similar question I found:
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey and have taken the van to the dealer to get the power door reset.... $50. There is apparently a breaker of some sort (not the electrical fuse) that causes the door to stop functioning if it has a problem opening or something causes it to stick when you try to open it. AVOID THE $50 CHARGE and the wasted time of having this "repaired".
To reset, I tried both of these suggestions below at the same time. I found these elsewhere online... not sure which worked, but the door is working again without a trip to the mechanic.
Posts elsewhere indicated that this worked on both 2000 and 2001 Honda Odyssey vans.

Suggestion #1
1.) Disable the power door switch on the left dashboard.
2.) Remove the power door fuses located under the front passenger leg area.
3.) Manually open and close both sliding doors.
4.) Restore the power door fuses located under the front passenger leg area.
5.) Enable the power door switch on the left dashboard.
6.) Try opening the sliding doors.
Suggestion #2
Remove fuse #13 (clock) for 30 seconds or more from the passenger side fusebox. This will reset the door and the clock."


Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_to_make_Honda_Odyssey_sliding_doors_lock_open#ixzz194e9ncWQ
 

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Assuming you can't open/close with the door handle. If that is the case it is two different problems. To open a signal is sent through the contacts on the front of the sliding door. You need to clean the contacts with a mild abrasive, pencil eraser or fine (600 grit) sandpaper. For closing there is a rod that goes from the handle to a switch in the lower rear corner of the door frame. When the handle is pulled the rod presses the switch starting the door closing. The problem can be caused by a lot of things, misaligned door, door rollers missing, switch bad or damaged, rod misadjusted, etc.
 

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cleaning the contact with sandpaper,sligthly rubbing it,
made the trick. i clean both contact. the ody side side contact
and the door side contacts. now its working as expected.

hope this will continue to work, not just any luck!

i'll observe it in few days to come.if the problem will
reoccur again, then i will do the fuse reset thing.
 

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The fuse reset is to calibrate the door. It resets the controller. If the door will not work at all this will sometimes clear it if it isn't something broken. The reset is also used to calibrate the door opening and closing since the distance the door moves is determined be a rotation counter on the cable, not by limit switches.
 

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Had a similar problem yesterday, opened the driver's side sliding door with the key fob, put the kids in, and then nothing. Door handle wouldn't close it, dash button wouldn't close it - completely dead. Turned the power switch on the dash off and back on - bingo, working again. Didn't have to mess with the fuse. Very strange. Hopefully not the sign of a bigger problem developing.
 

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Still door problem.

Problem, still occuring. Tried to reset fuse,no13,under the passenger
dash, works for the first try. then next, but after a day. Same door problem again.

After fuse reset the problem was narrowed down to closing the door.

So I will probably try to open the side door plastic cover, to
check for mechanical or misaligned rod as mention
by fellow members here. Possible contact or some sort.
 

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Bummer! I was really hoping you had it fixed. Any chance you could take some video and post it to youtube?
 

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I used an eraser and cleaned the contacts and now the door opens with the manual handle, but still does not close with the handle. How do I test the cable that closes the door when the handle is pulled? My local dealership only wants a mere $400 to replace the whole door latch remote assembly.

William Wiles said:
Assuming you can't open/close with the door handle. If that is the case it is two different problems. To open a signal is sent through the contacts on the front of the sliding door. You need to clean the contacts with a mild abrasive, pencil eraser or fine (600 grit) sandpaper. For closing there is a rod that goes from the handle to a switch in the lower rear corner of the door frame. When the handle is pulled the rod presses the switch starting the door closing. The problem can be caused by a lot of things, misaligned door, door rollers missing, switch bad or damaged, rod misadjusted, etc.
 

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let me add this

I noticed this too, but when I manually push the door open all the way (just another inch or so), then the handles will engage the auto closing. It's as if there is a sensor at the fully open position that needs to be engaged or the handles won't function properly.
 

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Found this on Answers.com Hope it solves the problem for ya.

"Here is an answer to a similar question I found:
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey and have taken the van to the dealer to get the power door reset.... $50. There is apparently a breaker of some sort (not the electrical fuse) that causes the door to stop functioning if it has a problem opening or something causes it to stick when you try to open it. AVOID THE $50 CHARGE and the wasted time of having this "repaired".
To reset, I tried both of these suggestions below at the same time. I found these elsewhere online... not sure which worked, but the door is working again without a trip to the mechanic.
Posts elsewhere indicated that this worked on both 2000 and 2001 Honda Odyssey vans.

Suggestion #1
1.) Disable the power door switch on the left dashboard.
2.) Remove the power door fuses located under the front passenger leg area.
3.) Manually open and close both sliding doors.
4.) Restore the power door fuses located under the front passenger leg area.
5.) Enable the power door switch on the left dashboard.
6.) Try opening the sliding doors.
Suggestion #2
Remove fuse #13 (clock) for 30 seconds or more from the passenger side fusebox. This will reset the door and the clock."


Read more: How to make Honda Odyssey sliding doors lock open


#2 just worked for me
thanks for posting!


on to the next problem....
 
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