1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Testing/checking door lock actuator

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by rgkharrison, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. Mar 28, 2021 at 4:48 PM
    #1
    rgkharrison

    rgkharrison [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2021
    Member:
    #60926
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tundra - Double Cab
    The front driver's side door power lock isn't working on my 05 double cab. All the other doors lock/unlock using the fob or the power lock button. Is there anyway to tell what part I need to replace in order to get it working?

    I'm happy to pull off the door panel but I don't know what I'd be looking for in terms of trying to figure out what the problem is...

    Looks like the actuator is pretty cheap, but I'd like to do my best in not wasting my time if there are other items that could be causing the problem.
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=10147164&cc=1431003&jsn=415&jsn=415

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 28, 2021 at 4:50 PM
    #2
    HidetownRed

    HidetownRed Buffalo Hunter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2019
    Member:
    #37769
    Messages:
    163
    Gender:
    Male
    Top O Texas
    Vehicle:
    2020 Sky Silver Limited 4x4
    3/1 285/60/20 RG tint and red toes
    Buy the assembly and replace. I did one on my wife’s 4Runner and it was easy peasy.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2021 at 5:22 PM
    #3
    rgkharrison

    rgkharrison [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2021
    Member:
    #60926
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tundra - Double Cab
    Entire assembly as in something like this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Tundra-Front-Left-Driver-Double-Cab-Door-Lock-Actuator-2004-2006-Lifetime/254523951292?epid=23044222192&fits=Year%3A2005%7CModel%3ATundra%7CMake%3AToyota

    I read a thread somewhere for a different gen where people were happy with that particular seller. But if I'm going over $200 I may need to push back the priority level on it until I take care of a couple other things.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2021 at 5:32 PM
    #4
    HidetownRed

    HidetownRed Buffalo Hunter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2019
    Member:
    #37769
    Messages:
    163
    Gender:
    Male
    Top O Texas
    Vehicle:
    2020 Sky Silver Limited 4x4
    3/1 285/60/20 RG tint and red toes
    You can find some cheaper that aren’t oem Toyota like you linked. And they work.....how long I can’t say.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2021 at 5:32 PM
    #5
    BubbaW

    BubbaW FAA Tweaker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Member:
    #34845
    Messages:
    1,168
    First Name:
    Bubba
    Vehicle:
    04 DC LTD 4X4 4.7 V8 DOHC
    T150 Fan
    Tad confused(must be my age)....is that drivers door or driver side rear door :confused:
    If rear door, swap rear with each other to see if problem follows. If drivers door, do any of the other functions work ?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2021 at 5:38 PM
    #6
    HidetownRed

    HidetownRed Buffalo Hunter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2019
    Member:
    #37769
    Messages:
    163
    Gender:
    Male
    Top O Texas
    Vehicle:
    2020 Sky Silver Limited 4x4
    3/1 285/60/20 RG tint and red toes
    It is your age lol
     
    two2cal likes this.
  7. Mar 28, 2021 at 5:43 PM
    #7
    BubbaW

    BubbaW FAA Tweaker

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2019
    Member:
    #34845
    Messages:
    1,168
    First Name:
    Bubba
    Vehicle:
    04 DC LTD 4X4 4.7 V8 DOHC
    T150 Fan
    possibly but instead of telling someone to automatically go out and buy an assembly and replace, thought I would at least offer checks that could be made....but you do you !
     
  8. Mar 28, 2021 at 6:05 PM
    #8
    HidetownRed

    HidetownRed Buffalo Hunter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2019
    Member:
    #37769
    Messages:
    163
    Gender:
    Male
    Top O Texas
    Vehicle:
    2020 Sky Silver Limited 4x4
    3/1 285/60/20 RG tint and red toes
    You literally answered your own question in your first post. He stated front drivers side. I’m not one that likes to pull door panels more than needed. Pull, replace parts, and put back on. One and done part. Lock actuators are a common issue with Toyota’s. Just replace it.
     
  9. Mar 28, 2021 at 7:36 PM
    #9
    rgkharrison

    rgkharrison [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2021
    Member:
    #60926
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Vehicle:
    2005 Tundra - Double Cab
    It's the driver's door. Everything else seems to work... window works fine and I can hit the button on the driver's door to lock/unlock all the other doors. I can insert the key into the driver's door and manually lock/unlock the driver's door (and the other doors with a double tap) as well.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top