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The trunk door won't open-the handle is all the way up and had to pry it down with screw driver ---turning the key i get the click but door won't open it seem like the cable inside is broken----how can i get the door open i can't get the back door of my 1999 sienna van to open---the cable inside seems to be broken

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SOURCE: 2000 Toyota Sienna tailgate door will not open/broken handle

I hope I can help, I had the same problem on my 2001. I called the dealership and they said 375.00 + parts to fix. Being mechanically inclined I decidet to try it myself. Please understand, this is not exact, but is a pretty good guide. To open from the outside, make sure doors are unlocked(mine relocked after a minute or so) place a screwdriver, long and thin, into the slot that the handle passes through the door on the right side. Raise the handle of the driver, and you should be pressing down on a cable that operates the latch. the door should release. If you cant do that, from the inside, remove the two side trim pieces. Then remove the inner door panel, One screw under plastic cap on handle, one under cap on strap... and pop off all plastic buttons(hidden) between the door and cover, a 1" putty knife will work for this. You will see the cable that used to connect to the handle. Remove the cable by pulling it through the slot(apparent when you get to it) and now remove the two screws that hold the handle on. Also, you have to remove a screw from the passengers side of the cover plate over the handle. the plate will slide(not sure which way now), and it will come off. replace the handle and etc..... inreverse.. Took me 25 minutes, start to finish. Further questions, let me know. remember, mine was 2001 Sienna.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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SOURCE: The sliding door handles of my 1998 Toyota Sienna have both broken.

OK, here you go:

Pry out on the bottom of the cupholder bottom, relieve 2 clips, pull the bottom out & slide it down

Remove the door trim screw, and pry out on the door panel, relieve 10 clips, pull door trim off

Remove the horizontal upper trim cover at the top of the door; relieve 4 clips

Remove the vertical door trim cover; relieve 2 clips

Remove the window garnish around the handle; pull the small trim cover off; remove 3 screws
This exposes the inside handle

The inside handle is retained by 2 screws.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Rear Door Handle Broken

I had the same problem, and here is the solution:
http://www.findonefindall.com/toyota-sienna/siennareardoor.htm

It includes step-by-step instructions and photos. I printed it and headed to the garage. I while later (hours actually) it was fixed. I did end up going to the hardware store and buying the EXACT size screw they recommend. I went with a screw rather than a nut and bolt. Worked fine.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: 2003 toyota sienna lift door knob broken. how to open the ldoor

The handle that broke had a little 'finger' that actuated the release mechanism. The only way to open the back hatch is to remove the inner panel and push on the release mechanism.

Once off, you can either a) buy a replacement handle (expensive) or b) do what I did and simply make a piece of L-shaped metal to lever the release mechanism from the outside.

If your handle is completely off of the door you can look up under the little plastic cover (that hides the handle) and see the slot on the right side that the release handle inserts into. You need to stick the lever into that slot, and angle it down about 30 degrees from horizontal to get under the latch mechanism, which unlocks the hatch if you pry it upwards.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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SOURCE: how to replace front door handle on a 2001 toyota sienna van

We made a page with pictures and descriptions of this exact job.

Hope it helps.

http://www.findonefindall.com/toyota-sienna/siennadoorhandle.htm

All the Best
David

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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