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Old 12-21-2001, 10:44 PM
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Only at night? Probably because of the air pressure difference (??). It is probably happening all the time, just more pronounced at night time.
One of your door lock (or trunk) actuators is probably worn (has a leak in it). I currently have the same problem in one of my doors.

I am not sure if your trunk lock is electrical or vacuum... I know they changed about 3 or 4 years ago, but I'm not sure if it went to electrical from vacuum, or vice versa?

Do what I suggested earlier and try to see if you can hear a leak inside the cabin.

One more thing, is it much more pronounced on unlock, meanwhile, locking, is fine? I have the same problem, and this is because when it's locking, it's sucking the actuator (rubber, I believe) together, thus "sealing" the leak, while when opening, it blows all the air right out of the actuator, thus the continuing run-on of the vacuum pump (buzzing sound), in an attempt to equalize (or whatever it's doing) the pressure. But it will eventually time-out (shut off) after a certain amt of time.

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