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Both Door Locks Broken

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by TacomaTrouble, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Feb 10, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    TacomaTrouble

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    I've got a 95 1/2 Tacoma 4x4 extra cab. The other day I went to unlock the door to get in and the key wouldn't turn.

    So I go around to the other side to open it and the lock is very hard to get to work, I finally got that one to work and got in.
    So I thought I'd just start using that side to unlock it for a while till I could get the drivers door fixed. However after 2 or 3 days of this the passenger side now is broke as well.
    Neither of my door locks will turn at all so I've got to leave the truck unlocked all the time now.

    It's not the key, it still works fine in the ignition and gas tank also I tried a spare key and had the same result.

    Anyone else have experience with this?
    Any idea where or how to fix it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Feb 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Spray WD-40 or something similar on the key and into the locks. You may have to remove the door panel and re-attach the lock rod to a clip.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Ohh yeah, tried that too. Forgot to mention it.

    WD-40 Did nothing.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    could it have defunct aftermarket electric door actuators ?
    or if the locks were slim jimmied to get in it could have caused some damage in there
    only way to tell is to pull the door panels off and see what happened

    or if it has several hundred thousand miles the key and locks could be wore out
     
  5. Feb 11, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    Its manual locking, not electric so thats not it.

    I took the door panel off and couldn't find anything wrong with anything else. It just looks like the actual locks are broken.

    Just trying to find the best way to get this fixed now.

    Do you think a locksmith would be of any help or maybe get a new lock at an autoparts store?
    Or should I take it to the dealer, maybe they'd be able to fix it?
     
  6. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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    I would just remove the locks and take them to a good locksmith , it may be as simnpole as cleaning out all the key powder residue and making a fresh key so it can trip the tumblers
    if you get aftermarket locks from pep boys you will have a seperate key
    the toyota dealer would cost a fortune and just replace it with toyota lock$
     
  7. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:05 AM
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    Thanks!
    any tips on how to remove the locks?
     
  8. Feb 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    just leave it unlocked.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    There is usually a tab on the back of the handle assembly that allows you to remove the lock.
     
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