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Driver Side Door Wont Unlock From KeyFob

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by jDaGr8, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Oct 15, 2020 at 6:15 PM
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    Whenever I try and unlock my truck from my key fob, all the other doors unlock but my driver door doesn't. Same thing with locking as all the other doors locked besides the driver side door. Has anyone else had this problem and it something I could fix or would I need to take it to a shop?
     
  2. Oct 15, 2020 at 6:53 PM
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    Does your driver door lock/unlock with the button on the door? If not, sounds like the actuator for your driver door. If so, it's beyond my knowledge level.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2020 at 6:57 PM
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    no the only thing that unlocks it is the actual key, so I guess its the actuator
     
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    Reach out to @Roman for a part# and quote for the actuator. @2020Platinum has videos of how to take just about everything apart - he might have something that covers the door, at least on newer models. That may be enough guidance for you to get into yours. You can then replace it yourself and save the labor costs. Not to mention the feeling when you have fixed something yourself!
     
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  5. Oct 15, 2020 at 8:26 PM
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    If it's the actuator, you shouldn't hear the beep when you press the lock button on your remote.
     
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    Even if the other door actuators are working?
     
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    It sounds like your cable may have come loose… Watch my video on how to take the door panel off and apart, check the cable that goes to the lock (check the side that goes into door, not where it engages lock on door)..,I’ve actually had mine pop off and it caused the same exact problem… I was able to pop it back into place and haven’t had a issue since, hope it helps!
    https://youtu.be/CkwrSuYg6xY
     
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    Yes, if any of the doors won't lock, you won't hear the beep. I've already had one replaced, have one totally out, and a third going out. I'm so used to manually locking my damn doors now that I'll probably keep doing it even after I get them fixed.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:25 AM
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    This is common with Toyota’s unfortunately. Some will replace just the motor. All four of my actuators on my 4runner went out within three weeks of each other. Dealership will charge exorbitant amounts (my quote was $460).I ordered the aftermarket brand on Amazon and replaces them all. Cost was $45 each actuator.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:10 AM
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    Is your 2019 already out of warranty?

    EDIT: Sorry, I reread and so that your were talking about your 4Runner! Not enough caffeine yet!
     
  11. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:22 AM
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    Actuator. Wife's Venza did this on 3 doors.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2020 at 8:57 AM
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    What others said. Actuator is a common problem with our doors. Save yourself some $$$ and just replace the motor and not the whole assembly. Only like $8 on Amazon. I got lucky on mine and when I removed the door panel I found that the plug had just come undone, didn’t even have to replace the motor.
     

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