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Front doorlocks not actually staying LOCKED?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacowestley, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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    tacowestley

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    hey there fellers

    Ok i got an 05 tacoma double cab and have noticed my front door locks dont stay locked for some reason. Say I lock the doors, and its time to get out I grab the handle...the lock ends up unlocking showing the red square! (there are those times when you forget your car is locked so you grab the handle first lol)

    Theres no child lock for the front doors of course and ONLY happens with the front doors...anybody notice this?
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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    So, when you pull the door handle, the door unlocks and opens, even though it was originally locked?

    I seem to remember that being the case in all the other cars I've owned over the years. I never really paid attention to it in the Tacoma. I'll have to check tomorrow.
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM
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    yup exactly the way you describe it :D

    Safety thing? isnt that what door LOCKS are for tho? i mean it would also have child locks too in front if anything lol
     
  4. May 15, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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    yea that makes sense...does yours do it also tho?
     
  5. May 15, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    My doors won't lock until both doors are shut as well.
     
  6. May 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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    thats the thing, even when both front doors are shut and locked..i grab the handle and the doors unlock and open right up lol

    so me n you are in the same boat...anybody else?
     
  7. May 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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    The outside handle? Or the inside handle? Cause there is a big difference
     
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    The inside handle does that for safety reasons.
     
  9. May 16, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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    If you have an alarm and the alarm is armed then you open the door from the inside handle the alarm will sound and activate any other anti theft systems. An example would be a broken window then trying to open the inside handle. The same would go for manually unlocking the door from the inside while the alarm is armed
     
  10. May 16, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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    inside handles and i also have karr lowjack system?
     
  11. May 16, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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    haha yea i get it...might as well not have doorlocks at all lol :D
     
  12. May 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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    All locks do is keep honest people honest. If someone wants your shit bad enough they will get it.
     
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    X2 lol
     
  14. May 16, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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    That's why some cars have the automatic door lock after reaching 5-15mph or so. That's crazy tho! I lock my doors when I'm in a bad part of town
     
  15. May 16, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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    Like i said. Keeping honest people honest. Lol
     
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    Dad's Tundra does this, mom's new Scubie Forester doesn't
     
  17. May 16, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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    you should lock them anyways...regardless

    a locked door is something like 10x safer

    ie: a rollover crash...a locked door is less likely to fling open and allow you to go bouncing partially or completely out of your vehicle as it's rolling over
     
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    I think about every car I've ever been in at least since the early 1960s had front door locks that worked as described in the OP. Even in the days before anyone had power door locks.
     
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    Nope... Fords have been this way as long as I can remember,
    (pulling door release handle from inside unlocks door as well)
    but on GM products, if the door is locked, you cannot open it
    from the inside. It's up to the manufacturer.
     
  20. May 16, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    My 95 Taco didnt do this. You had to manually pull up on the door lock. I cant tell you how many times i pulled the lever to open the door and had it fling back in because the door was locked.
     
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