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Rear door The part that keeps the rear door on my RAV4 from opening too far is missing. I need to replace it, but don't know what it's called. I'm having to replace the tail light because it was busted out by the door hitting it.

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Its a dealer only part, usually called a strap.
A Toyota dealer should be able to show you an exploded view of the door and point it out.

Posted on Apr 29, 2013


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SOURCE: Process to get to tail

I just did this,
You will find one phillips screw on the inside of the door frame, holding a small panel (under the tail light) emove this screw and panel, thjis will expose two screws holding the tail light assembly, remove these screws and the taillight assy will come loose , now you can remove the lamp.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: how to open toyota rav4 back door

i have a 1996 rav4 and i have to lock and unlock the back door with the key from the outside.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 RAV4 door won't open. Or unlock

These can be a nightmare!
Try pushing / pulling all cables and rods available. And key operation if connected.
If there is a solenoid to operate it, remove the connector and use a meter to find the motor wires. Cautiously apply 12v from a handdrill battery - first one way - then the other to see if the drive motor will unlock it.

As a last resort - Drill a 1/4" hole in the lock body - and use that as a pilot hole for a 20mm holesaw - destroy the lock mechanism to gain entry - the lock was beyond repair anyway - so needed replacement - Just don't damage other components if possible.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you replace rear tail light assembly?

Open the trunk and along the bottom of the tail light, there should be a Philips screw securing a cover piece. (your car may or may not have this piece)
With the cover off, there will be another 2 screws securing the bottom of the tail light assembly. Remove the screws and pull the bottom out and the top is held in by two retainers that should just slide right out

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 sienna first power door and dome lights don't

Chances are its a door switch or the wiring close to it. the wires bend every time you open and close the door. Check for that but if your dead set on a relay. look under the hood you should find a relay panel on the left(drivers side) finder well. On the cover of the panel box will be a listing and placement for all the relays

Posted on May 14, 2011

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