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Driver Rear Door Locks Not Working

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tmuhler, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Jan 4, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    tmuhler

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    My driver rear door locks are not working with the electric door locks. I have done some research, but I was not able to find a door lock actuator for the driver rear door. I’m not sure if there is one. Has anyone else had this problem, and do you know how to fix it?
     
  2. Jan 4, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    I was actually going to take my driver front door apart this weekend to fix it. I had been having intermittent issues with it for a year or so and for the past 6 months or so it has been manual-only. Check out this thread:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/bad-door-lock-actuators.198658/

    To save yourself some scrolling, for all things actuator go here:
    https://www.rav4world.com/forums/96...r-fix-your-door-locks-free.html#/topics/82750

    If you don’t want to spend $200+ on a new actuator that will probably go bad eventually anyway, then rebuild it! Hope this helps.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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    I actually did it today, took me a good two hours - reassembly was quite difficult without removing the door handle. It was easier than I expected to clean the brushes on the locking motor.
     
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  4. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    I found this video, which seems like an easy enough repair. I found the motor for $11. I plan to do try this repair this weekend.

    https://youtu.be/FZCeeUWMTcY

    I will report back if it is successful or not.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    Honestly once you get inside the actuator it’s an extra 10 minutes to pull apart the DC motor and clean the little brushes with a q-tip! Worked really well, and it was free!
     
  6. Jan 9, 2019 at 9:38 AM
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    I completed the repair, and the lock works fine. I ordered these motors:

    Surplus Deal USA 4 Pack - 20mm D Flat Shaft Central Door Lock Actuator Motor FC-280PC-22125, Long D Spindle, Power Locking Repair Engine https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXS38R9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8cJnCbMV47AM3

    I ran into one snag, and that was reassembly of the locking mechanism. I will say to be very careful when taking the actuator apart so the internal components don’t come loose.

    I will say that I was happy to save $350 and not buy a new actuator.
     
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  7. Jan 9, 2019 at 9:49 AM
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    Yeah I ran into a similar issue, the lock switch and door latch overlapped their travel and it was jammed so I had to take it apart again and move their components away from each other, but other than that I just released the plastic case slowly so I could tell which way it was all oriented. Yeah I’m definitely glad to have saved that money too!
     
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  8. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    yup if you dig that far into the actuator motor.... may as well just replace the motor itself... they are stupid cheap.

    Replaced my passenger rear door awhile back... my driver rear is starting to be intermittent in its ability to fully unlock here n there in the cold.... so it will get replaced as soon as it goes full tits up.
     
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  9. Jan 9, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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    Legitimately it only took me an extra 5 minutes to disassemble the motor, clean off the brushes and reinstall, but idk if the factory ones are worse than the replacement ones or what. Seeing as the OEM one in my driver door only lasted 3 years until kicking the bucket I would definitely try the replacement motors if I had them on-hand lol.
     
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  10. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    2010 here and same problem
     
  11. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    Make sure that the door lock actuator works as intended BEFORE shutting the door. I recently replaced all four motors, forgot to double check before closing one of the doors, and ended up with a three door taco. Thankfully, I didn't put the interior panel back on before closing the door, making it fairly easy to open from the inside. Phew.

    In case anyone needs it - actuator units for a 2011 tacoma w/ keyless entry:
    69030-AC080 pass front, 69040-04030 driver front, 69050-04020 pass rear, 69060-04020 driver rear
     
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  12. Jun 15, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    I just pulled mine apart. I was extremely careful but when I went to test the latch nothing happened.
    These are the parts in question. I really don’t have confidence in taking another one apart at this time for obvious reasons. I also leave for Alaska Monday night and I can’t even get a new part.
    Any help would be great

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  13. Jun 27, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    I am not sure, mine came apart and went back together flawlessly. I have to do both passenger side doors soon. Sorry I couldn’t help, perhaps a parts diagram?
     

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