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Passenger Door Lock goes down

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by grassroots, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Mar 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    grassroots

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    I have a 2001 Tacoma. When I unlock the doors and go to open the passenger front door, the lock goes down halfway and I can't open it. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    newertoy

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    Cannot open from inside or outside?-From inside-The wire Actuator may have come off the inside handle. Have you ever had the inside door pannel off? If the door speakers have been replaced-they have been removed. Wires could be getting in the way.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    My 99 started doing the same thing, same door. Only happens when I use the outside door handle. My door panels have never been off. I have manual windows and locks so, nothing to do with those wires.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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    grassroots

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    It happens from the outside. Don't think the speakers have been replaced.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    You will most likely need to pull the door pannel off and look to see what is happening.
    My passenger door -The wire link from the inside handle pops off. Fixed it a couple times-still gets loose every once it a while.--No big deal, since I rarely have passengers.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    same exact thing happens with my '99 prerunner when trying to open it from the outside. i've got power locks and all. me and a buddy had taken the door panel off and felt around and realized the rod was bent pretty bad. not sure how to fix or even what parts i would need to replace it and no idea how to even get into the door itself (beyond the panel).

    looking for answers as well :confused:
     
  7. Mar 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    From another site-found this
    "Maybe the small spring in the lock mechanism, that has broke or come off..

    It wont let You unlock the door unless You pull the spring lever up 1st..

    Go get a good one from a junkyard and replace it, or take the good one out, and You can see how the little spring works."
     
  8. Mar 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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  9. Mar 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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