Question about 2007 Toyota RAV4
Unable to unlock the rear cargo door. Unable to remove the actuator. Is there a release lever or anything to manually open the rear cargo door in order to be able to remove the actuator ? I have the interior panel removed and able to get to the actuator but can't see how to remove it. I was told that there should be a release lever or something to be able to override the lock and open the cargo door.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Remove the vinyl pull-strap that is located on the rear panel, use a #2 philips to do this. Now start to remove the large inside door panel. This panel has the rear glass inside rubber anti-rattle blade attached to the top of it. (If you were able to open the hatch door from the outside you can remove the inside panel by starting at the bottom of the panel and using a thin blade to lift the panel away from the door and then pop the plastic barbs loose, then lift it up and off of the door sheet-metal.) Starting at one corner, bend out and pull up on the panel where it is hooked over the top of the window opening sheet-metal. It takes a little force to get it started but be persistent, once it is started work towards the other end. Once it's loose at the top you can reach inside and pop loose the plastic barbs that retain the panel and remove it completely.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2011
First of all, check ACC fuse in the driver side junction box. The central controller for power door locks is the body ECU. From your description it may be working only partially. Can the doors be locked using a key? If so, this would indicate the actual locking mechanism is OK. Do the front door lock control switches lock the doors?
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
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