Question about 2004 Toyota Sienna
First one door, then 10 minutes later the other door will not budge. Its like they are frozen shut, but its not cold enough. We tried manually unlocking, remote unlocking, opening from inside the van, outside the van, car on, car off...nothing. cannot open either sliding door. Same problem here (2004 Sienna XLE). Passenger rear door cable broke in October. Out of warranty, but Toyota supplied the part and I paid for labor (after much discussion between the dealership and national customer care. Sunday, the driver side rear door cable broke. Back to square one. I just spoke to Toyota's national customer care and was told the "free part" was a one-time goodwill gesture. It sounds like we all need a class action lawsuit. Mark
If you can remove the inner door panel you will see a maze of cables running to the various locking points on the sliding door. If the cable going to the FRONT latch on the sliding door is broken (or in my case, simply dislodged inside the door) the door acts as if it is frozen shut.
The front cable is short, and easily replaced even by a newbie mechanic.
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To start, the noun "''rear latch switch'' is incorrect. It's actually called "Slide Door Lock". It's located on page BO-20 of the Toyota Repair Manual for the 2001 Sienna. There are two door locks on one sliding door. One in the front and one in the rear. Obviously, you want the one in the rear. The location for the "Slide Door Lock" (which also contains an electric switch) is in the rear of the sliding door located mid way up door. You can see (sliding door opened from the back) it without dissembling the door. And, the lock is made up of plastic (dirty white in color).
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