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door lock actuators

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Fab, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    Fab

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    I have had all 4 door lock actuators replaced at least once. Looks like another went bad. So the 1st 4 took 8 separate trips to dealership, 1 to diagnose and 1 to repair. Luckily under warranty but a huge nuisance. I just had another go bad for the 2nd time, now my extended warranty has ended. My question is will Toyota pay for replacement? I do not know how this is not a recall issue. To me it's a potential safety hazard. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Mar 2, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    If it’s the part, and it’s under warranty maybe. Labor- nah
     
  3. Mar 30, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    Tundraplatinum

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    my drivers door lock actuator went bad 2 weeks after 3 years at 39,000 miles dealer said no warranty. toyota offered to pay for parts if i paid labor not a bad deal since part was $350 but i really dont like to let flat rate techs work on my vehicles (i am a flat rate tech myself). so i went online did a little research found that all that goes bad is little motor inside actuator, got 4 of them on Amazon for $28 less than an hour later i had power locks again. hopefully holds up supposedly better quality motor
     
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  4. Mar 30, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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    PermaFrostTRD

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    Do you have a link to the lock motors?

    How much of a pain to replace? For a non-flat rate tech.
     
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  5. Mar 30, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    Tundraplatinum

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  6. Mar 30, 2019 at 9:51 AM
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    831Tun

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    Welcome from NorCal. You're the first I've heard of with this issue but sounds like there's an easy and affordable fix. Still a PITA.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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  8. Mar 30, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    TheBeast

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    not very difficult to change yourself. I did one on the wife SUV. took about 20 min once the door panel was out.
    definitely DIY
     
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  9. Mar 30, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    FirstGenTundra

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    I've had two go bad on me so far...
     
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  10. Mar 30, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    PermaFrostTRD

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    My 2 front door locks are toasted and the back doors are going (double cab). They work 99% of the time.

    I’d likely just replace all 4 at once.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    kingdr1300

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    Literally just got done replacing the motor on my Tundra actuator. Really pretty easy. Just make sure when re-installing the actuator that the rod for the outside door handle goes through it's home on the actuator. Thank goodness for YouTube video's and you guys.
     
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