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My 2001 Toyota 4Runner driver's side door is no longer locking/unlocking automatically, either with the keyless entry, or with the internal locker. The other doors lock/unlock fine, and if I click the internal "lock" door locker, the alarm arms, but I have to manually press the driver's side door lock down. Is this a door lock motor issue? A fuse issue? How can I fix this myself?

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Might be a contact problem in the switch. the others work fine so eliminates fuse issue. check to master switch seeing that it's the driver side tells me that you drive alone a lot might be worn out.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

  • slamaemily Sep 29, 2010

    Thanks, I do mostly drive alone. I'll check the switch. It sounds like that is something I can easily replace myself?

  • bronci2 Sep 29, 2010

    Hey no worries, good luck

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