Question about 2001 Toyota Sequoia
HOW CAN I OPEN THE DOOR?..OR REPAIR?
2001 TOYOTA SEQUOIA LIMITED
I have had the same issue twice...My mechanic was able to open the hatch from the outside using an offset screwdriver. When the handle breaks you have a small opening that you can insert the offset screwdrive in...You can feel around and find the actual trigger that releasese the lock....You have to push down on it...and puff it will open..
The reason this happens is that the lock gets gummed up and rusts...It is a porr design...I make sure I lubricate at least once a month to enssure it does not get gummed up
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
You can get acces by removing the rear door pannel off. You should star by the rubber at the glass and remove by pressure the pops buttoms that keeps it together with the metal frame. Then you will need to remove a black metal pannel that covers the windows mechanism. In my case I got a broken handle that is made in plastic. To fix it, what I did was to take the plastic cover that holds the door lock by removing couple of screws and few pop buttoms. The whole panel will be hanging on the cables, so be carefully. The handle is hold by 2 screws. IN my case, instead of buying a new one. I just drill a small hole and put a metal screw and problem solved. The screw hold is not visible since it is cover by the lock panel. To open the door from inside, follow the wire cable and pull the end to unlock the door and continue working. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
Just wondering if you were able to fix. i am pretty sure one can fix it yourself if you can get access by removing the interior panels (starting with the top, sides, and finally bottom - you can just pry them loose. they pop back into place). however, i havent tried to take them off with the door closed. is it possible to take the panels off with the door closed?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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