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My Rav4 will open with remote but won't lock

I have a toyota Rav 4 52 plate and I can't lock it! it opens with the cetral locking so the battery is ok, but it wont lock with the key? Can it be reset at all?


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Sounds like your door lock cylinder or actutaor failed remove door panel and diag

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