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Re: '87 Camry door lock doesn't work
Try putting a little graphite lock lube in the lock to see if it is just stuck first. Does your key work on the other locks? Do you have a spare key that you haven't tried? If you need to pull the lock, use a trim removal tool to pull the door panel off, starting at the bottom removing the clips on the outer edge of the panel. Unscrew the fasteners holding the armrest on and be careful of the door handle to avoid bending the linkages. Door locks don't fail too often.
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1) Key turns but dose not unlock door. This means that the rod that goes to the back of the lock has came off. This also means that is the reason door is not unlocking with the remote as it pops the lock rod inside the door which pushes the lock open. 2) Key does not turn lock at all but works passengers side door. This means that the locks has been changed in the door, but that doesn't sound like the problem as you say the remote doesn't open the drivers side door so more than likely the rod has came off the back of the lock
reprogram the remote transmitter. first leave driver door open all other doors closed,key removed from the ignition switch. insert key into the ignition switch,then remove it.press lock and unlock on the vechicle door lock control switch at 1 second intervals 5 times. close and repoen drivers door.press lock and unlock on the vechicle lock control switch at 1 second intervals 5 times. insert key into ignition switch. switch ignition on and off twice to program a remote transmitter code whilst erasing the original codes or three timre to check how many remote transmitters are currently registered.remove key from the ignition switch.system should now lock and unlock.twice to indicate programming mode or one to four times,slowly to indicate number of remote transmitters registered.for the solara press and hold lock and unlock remote buttons together, press lock remote button for a second period of 1 second. system should now lock and unlock vechicle.once to confirm, twice to indicate registration has failed.if required repeat button procedure to program remaining remote transmitters.note to exit programming mode close drivers door or insert ignition key.maximum of 4 remote transmitters can be programmed.if akk failed let dealership reprogram remote transmitters.
Put the key in the ignition, turn to the on position. Open the driver's door and remove the key (keep door open). Put the key in and out 4 times (in/ out only without any turning of the key) with the key out at the end. Hit drivers side unlock button 5 times. Wait at least ten seconds and shut the driver's door. Away you go.
It will stay like this unless you remove the cars battery - if so you will have to do that sequence again. Works for most if not all toyotas
remove the door trim there are screws holding it then once they are removed pull on the trim to remove it from the door,you will find that the little motor(actuator is not working or come adrift or wiring you will be able to see it with the door trim off.It may just be it needs replacing and has broken
Remove the door panel and reconnect the plug going to the front driver door lock or, if you can hear the motor trying to engage the door lock cam when you press the lock/unlock remotereconnect the door lock lever bar
I believe this was done as a safety feature. It stops a potential car hyjacker from sneaking in the passenger door when you open the driver door. I know recent Hyundai models are set up such that if you turn the key in the driver's door once it only unlocks the driver's door. If you turn it twice in quick succession it unlocks all of the doors. Maybe the Camry is set up the same way.