Question about 2003 Toyota Sequoia
How to replace drive side door lock actuator 2003 toyota sequoia
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2003 Toyota Sequoia 4WD
i have a 2003 sequoia ltd and i can tell you that the virtual traction control lights will come on after ignition and remain on as a result of anything that has affected your vehicle operation. from sensors to seals, the computer is designed to shut down the traction control if it has determined that any part of the engine/mechanical systems has malfunctioned. first it was the abs had to be reset after i slammed my brakes on. next i needed a new fuel/oxygen sensor, the passenger primary, and after having fixed both the traction control operates properly, lights go off after ignition and stay off. i think the vehicle operates more driver friendly when its off, because it doesn't go off every time one of the wheels slips. i expect it will happen next time something else malfunctions, its toyotas way of annoying you into their service shop. go to a tune-up shop, (minitune) instead they'll tell you whats wrong and it'll be cheaper.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
When I first read this I thought Solenoid/Lock motor.
But as it's two doors on the one side I would look for a problem with wiring /connections at vulnerable points. Where the wiring goes from the front door to the body is a good place to start.
Posted on May 20, 2009
You can replace with any of "universal" actuator.
Its just a small motor inside power door lock, that works up and down according to the electricity that come into it. Good luck !
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
First, take off the license plate.
Since the hatch wouldn't open, I started from the inside and took down the top trim piece. After that the two side pieces come down, then the main trim piece which covers the bulk of the door comes out. These are all popped in with the white tabs.
There are 3 access hole covers to pop out (don't forget to install them back in when done) and through the left hole you can see the mechanism to unlatch, press it down with a screwdriver and open the door. If anytime you close the door you will have to do this to unlatch, up until you disconnect the cable and pull out the handle, then you have to locate the cable and pull that directly.
Behind the large trim piece you will find a metal access cover, remove the 7 or 8 10mm bolts holding that on and pop the 3 white tabs and let it hang off to the side. Disconnect the cable from the handle assembly by reaching in from the right hand side and popping of the cable from the handle assembly.
From the left and right access holes, locate the two 10mm nuts which hold the license plate assembly to the door and remove them. Then there are 4 plastic tabs that come in from the outside that hold the license plate assembly on in each corner, try and locate those and using some pliers squeeze them together and push it through. Next locate the license plate lamps wire connector and release that from the left side, it’s the simple push in and pull out square white connector.
After these are out, put back in 1 or 2 bolts into the large metal access cover so the hatch can be lowered (don’t close it).
Here is where I had fun, begin to pop out the assembly that it was bolted to. I ended up breaking 3 of the 4 plastic tabs in each corner because I did not use pliers from the other side to pull them out, however it remained somewhat useable (hindsight 20/20).
Now the license plate assembly can be taken to a bench to replace the handle assembly (Toyota doesn't sell just the handle, it is a small assembly). Two screws out and the assembly is replaced.
Before pressing the license plate assembly back onto the truck, make certain all the plastic tabs are in the assembly and not in the truck. Reverse the process to re-install.
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
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