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Is this a problem with my door lock actuator?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jan 16, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    It's been years since I've had this problem.

    I have a 1998 ext cab TRD Tacoma with power windows and power locks.

    My passenger side door lock is the culprit.

    Here's the breakdown:

    1. Fully functioning: If both doors were locked, I could use the key from the outside, on the driver's side, and open both the driver's and passenger's side door locks.

    2. Fully functioning: I used to be able to use the power door lock on the driver's and passenger's side armrests and both doors would lock and unlock using both switches..

    3. Problem: With both doors locked, if I use the key from the outside on the driver's side, only the driver's side door lock will unlock. The passenger side remains locked.

    4. Problem: With both doors locked, if I use the key from the outside on the passenger's side, the passenger side door lock will open manually and the driver's side lock will unlock electronically.

    5. Problem: If I use either the driver's side door lock switch or passenger's side door lock switch, only the driver's side lock will lock and unlock. I can hear an "electronic" noise from both the driver's side and passenger's side door panels when trying to lock or unlock the locks with a switch. However only the driver's side door lock will lock or unlock.

    Is this a problem with the passenger's side actuator?

    Do I need to provide more for a better diagnosis?

    I can take a video that represents everything I described above if that makes it easier.

    Thanks in advance-
    MM
     
  2. Jan 16, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man [OP] The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    About 25 pounds of spray paint and vinyl dye
    Oh FFS...

    I posted this in the wrong forum.

    Sorry.

    Mods, delete this please.

    Thanks.
     
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