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99 4-runner limited-power door locks dont lock, but will unlock

Power locks dont lock with remote or inside switch, but they will unlock with eather device, manual locking with key works ok, Checked all fuses, they are good, no other apparent electrical problems. Changed remote battery, to no avail.This happened suddenly with no warning, had been working normal.
any advise would be greatly apreciated. Thanks
Ray Beard

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  • 4runner own Dec 15, 2008

    I have a 99 4runner with the exact problem. Any suggestions as to what it may be?

  • cado1966 Dec 26, 2008

    2000 4Runner SR5, locks work with key but suddenly stopped working with interior door switch. Any ideas?

  • vickiewilbur Jan 03, 2009

    remote won't lock or unlock the doors. I put new batteries in and still doesn't work.. I'll try the loose ground switch per your suggestion.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    what can be done and what is the problem

  • candiceandbr Mar 16, 2009

    00 4 RUNNER DOOR LOCKS INOP WILL UNLOCK JUST WONT LOCK WITH EITHER SWITCH PLEASE HELP

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    wear do you find the loose ground wire to repair

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Power lock will no longer lock either manually or with the remote.

    However, I can unlock w/ the remote.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Driver's automatic lock sticks in HOT WEATHER ONLY. It wiggles a little when the remote or power lock inside the car is used, but stays either up or down. Key works fine, and I can pull it up or down from the inside. All other locks work fine. This has been happening for the past two years. Maybe just need to be cleaned and lubed?

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I have found a ridiculous solution for this door lock issue. As many people have mentioned, it does involve the control panel under the driver side dash. I noticed that if I pushed the control panel/fusebox in while working the key fob and/or door lock switch, IT WORKED! So, my silly solution was to insert a t-ball (regulation size) between the fusebox/control panel and the paneling closest to the driver on the top side of the fusebox. IT WORKS!!

Glad I didn't spend $500 for Toyota dealer to fix.

Hope my son doesn't miss his t-ball!!

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Check for loose ground at drivers side switch

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THATS WHAT MY TRUCK DOES WHEN KEYS ARE IN IGNITION. WHEN NO KEY IS IN IT WILL LOCK AND STAY LOCKED.
I WOULD SAY IF YOUR KEYS ARE OUT OF IGNITION AND THE PROBLEM IS STILL THERE THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM WOULD BE TO CHANGE THE SWITCH THAT SENSES WHETER A KEY IS IN OR OUT OF THE IGNITION. IT SHOULD BE LOCATED ON THE IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER. SHOULD BE EASY...

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