Where can I buy the door latch that opens and shuts the door. The plastic latch snapped off and it can not be re attached. I can repair it myself with a new latch but can not locate where to purchase such a simple thing
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You need to get inside the vehicle and remove the trim around the top of the window, It is 3 pieces. You also need to remove the plastic door panel. To do that you need to remove the internal handle and any other items attached to the door/panel. the internal handle snapped opened by a screw driver then a socket needs to be used to take the bolt out of the handle. When this is done I took a hooked tool like a radiator hose tool and slipped it at around the edges to pull the plastic plugs out until the cover pulls free from the bottom. Make sure you save all of them if any fall off of the cover. Then you slide it up out of the window crack to remove it. You may find a video of all of this if you search for it with your year of vehicle or ones around the same year. You can then remove the metal center cover its about 8 bolts and a few plastic snaps. Once you open the back you will find the latch broke or a cable came loose. I have had both happen. If the latch is broken buy the metal one for the Tundra it will last the life of the vehicle (the one for the Sequoia is plastic on most years?). You can also buy the cable and the bottom latch on line I would replace all 3 and you should be good for 5 to 10 years again. I did the door handle then the latch and cable later. Let me know if you get stuck anywhere.
If the latch is ok and fully latching the door shut then you may need to adjust the door and or replace the door edge gasket. Door adjustment is best left to a body shop or other repair shop like a dealer. The gasket on most GM is held on by plastic snap in clips and easy to replace.
If the door will not stay closed it is the spring inside door, or the small plastic piece that holds the spring which is attached to the $80.00 piece called outer door.
To fix it, it is EASY and you do not have to even take the inside cover all the way off. Just remove the three sides of cover by gently slipping a plastic putty knife around rim to release the clips. Then attach the spring to the small hole below where the plastic piece used to be, which is located in the metal on the glass frame piece, use tweezers, hold the other end of spring as you place spring onto plastic door latch and set into place!
Snap the inside cover back on and YAY! FINI!
Here's how I repaired mine. Go inside and remove the plastic 2" square plastic cover. By pushing on the lever inside this area, the latch will release. Push on the door at the same time, when the latch is pushed. With the door open, remove all four screws from the plastic panel. Now pry carefully the big plastic panel off the door. There are plastic snaps holding this on, all around the edges. Now there is another metal cover over the latch mechanism under this panel. Remove this. You now can see into the latch area and put the handle back into the slot where it came out of. You'll see that the ends of the handle can be put back on the round bar, but to hold them in place, I attached 2 nylon ties on one end. You can also purchase a metal push on retainer from the local hardware store. Mine has been repaired for 8 months and had no trouble. Ford used no retainer on these handles and after prolonged use, they bend and the handle can be pulled off. A twenty minute job. Your wife can even do it. Fred C
the problem is the door latch have a look and see if the door pin (plastic) still has both prongs they should look the same from side to side if they are then the tension wires in the doors clamp have come apart. if one side of the door pin has snapped off (most common problem from slamming door closed) replace the door pin
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Have you ever replaced the brake light switch on the brake pedal? Those switches tend to last about 10 years or 100k miles, whichever comes first. Don't buy the cheap one made in China. It is a little tough to get the old one off without bending the bracket. Small hands and a collection of different pliers help. Once you get the old one out and the bracket straight, the new switch snaps right in.
If the trunk lid fails to open with the key, most likely the plastic snaps in the end of the linkage between the button and the latch have worn out, and the linkage has popped out of the arm in the latch. You have to snap down the liner and open the latch by hand, and then re-attach the linkage. The new plastic snap is only about $1 at the dealer. We recently had one that was so worn that a new plastic snap just popped back out. We had to put a tiny zip tie on it to keep the linkage in place.
You can pick up the handle from your local GMC dealer. I paid roughly $90 for both (a bit high...but money well spent!) As noted, yes; you do have to remove the interior door panel. From there it's just a matter of removing 4 nuts (metric #10 socket), and replacing them back once the new handle is slipped into place! The bars that operate the door latches simply snap into the plastic clips attached to the handle assembly.
The operation sounds worse then what it really is. It took me longer to write up this review than it did to actually do the work! 5 minutes max...done!! Hell, if you're local; buy the parts
There are plastic clips that hold the rods in place - one for the rod that goes to the exterior handle and another that goes to the exterior lock. You need to snap the plastic clips around so they release and then the rods will pull right out.
theres a small plastic hook inside the door which holds a tension spring this will have snapped off stopping the latch from entering the lock its actually quite easy to fix the inner plastic frame can be unclipped with a small flat blade screwdriver exposing the hook mechanism and the spring will be lying in the bottom of the door frame you can reconnect it to the metal inner frame it stretches the spring a little more but it will never snap again ive done this loads of times with no probs otherwise you will have to replace the outer door to reinstate the broken hook.