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Drivers Door Lock

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Taco05, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Aug 30, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Taco05

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    Hi guys, I have a 2005 toyota tacoma which I bought brand new. The truck has been great and very reliable except for one problem. The drivers power door lock acuator keeps breaking. I've already replaced it 3 times and now it's broken again. It cost over $500.00 each time to have the dealer replace this. Has anyone else had this problem? Any sugestions or ideas?
     
  2. Aug 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    BigJLarse83

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    If you find a solution, let me know! I have replaced them on all four doors on my 06 at least once. Just cruise egay, I find them on there from time to time for $50 to $100 and just buy them to keep them around for when the next goes out.
     
  3. Aug 30, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    lotsoftoys

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    bunch of crap
    the motor is goin out? i wonder if ur regulators are messed up that causes the motor to work harder and eventually go bad?
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 4:34 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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  5. Aug 30, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    Taco05

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    Thanks for the info guys. I'll search ebay for the new actuators so they won't keep costing me so much. Are they very difficult to install?

    Yes, I think the motor is going out. Every time I go to the dealer they just play dumb and say this never happens, then they tell me I need a new actuator. My friend has a four door Tacoma and all four of his door locks don't work and he's already replaced them all once. I have to open my passenger door and unlock the driver door every time I want to get in my truck. This is a little embarrassing when I take a girl on a date!
     
  6. Sep 1, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    BigJLarse83

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    Installing for the first time kinda sucks but after a couple you are a pro! ;) My wife and I just had twins last month, now I need all four doors so I feel your pain!
     
  7. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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