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Lock troubles!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tacomagirl_09, May 4, 2009.

  1. May 4, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    tacomagirl_09

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    My lock on the driver side of my 1996 Tacoma is broken. I can lock it from inside but I cannot unlock it with my key on the outside. I have to unlock the passenger side and crawl over to pull the lock up or I don't lock my doors at all which worries me. How much does a new lock cost? Also, do I order the part from Toyota or where would I go about buying one? I have looked at Ebay and all I have found is door handles that don't come with locks.
    Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance! :p
     
  2. May 4, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    You might want to check to see if the rod that connects to the lock has come off. It should be held on with a plastic clip that might have broke. Just a thought. What happens when you turn the key in the lock?
     
  3. May 4, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    tacomagirl_09

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    The key turns but it doesn't unlock. :(
     
  4. May 4, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    DanGer

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    Sounds more like something is disconnected than broken. Take the door pannels off and snoop around!
     
  5. May 5, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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    It's also possible for the connector to get bent over time until it doesn't release the latch.
     
  6. May 5, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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    having a similar problem, except that my key wont rotate. I have to open my truck from the passenger side. any suggestions with this one
     
  7. May 5, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    my pass door lock fell into my door twice so far. so now i just use my keyless cause i dont want it to happen again. :rofl:
     
  8. May 5, 2009 at 10:41 AM
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    Sounds like the rod has come loose or off. I would take the door panel off and look at the backside of the handle. There will be two rods one for the door handle itself and one for the lock.
     
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