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Door lock actuator.. bypass?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 520YOTA, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Nov 8, 2019 at 12:37 AM
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    520YOTA

    520YOTA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello, I'm about to re-join the Tacoma world again! Truck is an '01 DC that needs a bit of love.

    A pressing issue is the drivers door lock actuator makes one hell of a terrible noise when actuated. These suckers are $250+!

    My question is, could the actuator be bypassed and have a cheaper replacement one added on the lock/door handle assembly as if the truck didnt have power door locks?

    Something like this:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MDLUTPC/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

    Just tap into the power and ground already at the actuator and wire in the new one?
     
  2. Nov 8, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    4x4 Conversion Power Door Retrofit '85 DeVille Horns
    I have a replacement I could sell to you for $120 Shipped.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    520YOTA

    520YOTA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'll probably take you up on that. Gonna call around locally first
     
  4. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    Sounds good
     
  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    Wyoming09

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    Some How I doubt they that will last very long so if you go that route you will get very good pulling the door apart to change out things!!

    Buy extras .

    My electric locks quit about 3years ago they were a pain and I saw no real advantage to fixing them unlike the right window which I do enjoy
     
  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    520YOTA

    520YOTA [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I mean, it does come with 4 for 35 bucks and I only need one :p:D
     

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