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Wierd Keyless entry issue

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When I push the lock button on the keyless control, the locks go down, but then, almost instantly, the driver's-side door lock pops back up, followed by the rest of them. I am now locking with the key to actually lock the doors. The only thing I did since it worked w/o issue was try the lock on the passenger side with the key. The manual mentions an inertia switch, but the vehicle was parked when it started acting up.

Any ideas?

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All Discos (not sure about all LRs) are built specifically to house Gremlin habitats. I think this is a British effort at conservation, given that Gremlins are a dying species & have in fact been extinct in Japan for some time (although I understand they are experiencing a resurgance of population in Germany). The species of Gremlin native to the British Isles (Gremus Electronicus) is reknown for nesting in web of wiring connecting your various electronic systems (this is a cousin of the Gremus Americanus, which houses in tail light assemblies & will cause one of the tail lights of any American car to immediately cease functioning about the time the temporary tags expire; and the Germus Petrus, common in both Britain & North America, which causes oil to leak from the undercarriage within 30 minutes of driving off the lot.)

The gestation period for Gremlin eggs is approximately six-eight months. At the time of the hatching of the eggs, the new born Gremlins branch out & explore various realms of the interior of your Disco favoring, as it seems, the door locks, where the adolescent Gremlins frequently build their own nests. It seems the nests jam up the door locks, causing at least one of them to not lock when the door-lock button is pressed. As the male Gremlin must frequently leave the nest to hunt, the phenomenon is intermittant. There are three possible fixes:
1. Take Disco to dealership. Not advisable. Many an innocent Disco owner has left the dealership with complete rear main seal replacement after bringing up a problem with, say, a door lock.
2. Do-It-Yourself. Also not advisable. The main door locking mechanism, in the spirit of British engineering, is accessible only by removing the engine, axles, drive shafts, tires, interior roof lining, and seats.
3. Purchase Bull Mastiff, keep in car (with windows cracked), when in seedy area to ensure no hoodlums take advantage of the one door that did not lock. This procedure inadvisable in summer months due to difficultly removal of passed-out Bull Mastiff, and awkwardness of mouth-to-mouth.
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