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Driver's Side Door Lock/Lever Disconnected

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NiceGuyEddie, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. Aug 14, 2020 at 2:19 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    Please go easy - as you can see, I don't have a lot of posts and I'm no expert here.

    I could not find anything on YouTube about my exact problem.

    When inside the truck and using the button to lock all the doors, the lever near the D/S door handle does not move and the D/S door does not lock (pulling handle from outside opens the door). You also can't lock the D/S door manually from the inside by flipping the door switch.

    The only way to get the D/S door to lock is to go inside, use the Key FOB, then start the truck. (Fortunately, you can lock the door(s) with the FOB when parking.)

    Obviously, the switch on the D/S door is disconnected. Anywhere I can find a how-to?
     
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    I had to look VERY carefully, but when I watched the above video, I noticed a Tacoma door panel that has an uncanny resemblance to mine.

    I am surprised you can remove the whole door panel without any specialized pry-bars (the kinds with the forked-tongues.)

    It looks like a 2:45 there is a yellow connector going to the door latch. That must be it.

    I never thought to first look for a video about simply removing the door panel. Thanks!!!!
     
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    Just for kicks, if she got it off you damn well better too or never show up here again. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  5. Aug 14, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    Edit . Dont know about fitment . Pic just for reference. I ordered mine from toyota parts online for like $40

    I had to order inside handle assy because mine cracked off were linkage hooks up to yellow clip . Remove panel you will see whats wrong with yours
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/05-11-TOYOTA-TACOMA-PRERUNNER-SR5-4D-CREW-CAB-DRIVER-LEFT-SIDE-DOOR-HANDEL-NEW/162002196195?fits=Model%3ATacoma%7CMake%3AToyota
     
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  7. Aug 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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  9. Aug 15, 2020 at 1:43 PM
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    Mine is a 2010 and fits perfectly!
     
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    Good to here. :thumbsup:
     
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