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How do I replace door lock actuator?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by m50dude, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    m50dude

    m50dude [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My drivers side rear door lock is not working. I have checked all wiring and believe the problem to be the door lock actuator. Does anyone know how to replace it or had the same problems?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    JayARRGHH

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    i would imagine just pop the panel off and swap it out, i honestly don't know though i have never needed to replace one before
     
  3. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    BigBro

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    I know I know this post is nearly a year old..... But no one told him much, and I have the exact same problem with the drivers side back door on my 2005 Tacoma.
    I was told it would be a $500 fix at the dealership...... Is like to save some money!
    Anyone have pics, YouTube video or good info on do it your self?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    m50dude

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    The day I posted this thread i was looking over paperwork and found my warranty expired in 2 days. I took it to the dealer that day and they fixed it. It was a bad switch.

    I hope someone can help you...
     
  5. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    Thanks! Yeah I'm sitting at the dealership right now for other stuff but don't wana pay $500 for a door I dont use that much anyway. Worst case I'll just unlock and lock that door by hand when I need to use it!
     
  6. Feb 23, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    charles08tacoma

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    Subbed. My driver's door is also acting up. The remote needs to be clicked 4 times for the lock mechanism to fully lock the door. I took the door panel off, cleaned & lubed the cable by the door lock & seems to be working better. I still would like to know how to get the actuator out to clean or replace it.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    try looking at the service manuals on ttora
     
  8. Feb 23, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    I did the same thing as charles a few days ago. So far so good.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    EvilBetty

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    Dead due to a takedown notice. :(

    I don't see any pertinent threads. Anyone else have a link to a how to, to clean the actuator?
     
  11. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    619Tacoma

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    What do you mean by a "bad switch"?

    I recently noticed my rear driver's side door lock will not lock or unlock electronically.
     
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