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What does inside of driver's door look like, especially the lock and opening mechanism? lock and door don't always open, even from inside. Thanks!

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SOURCE: The driver side door can

Thank you ggolas2006.

I will try that.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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SOURCE: passenger door lock jammed

Your door latch assembly may be compromised. It could be rusted, the electric solenoid (if it has one) may be seized. Or the rods from the key are bent. Are you using th key in this door regularly? If not, the tumblers in the lock may be seized. Spray some WD-40 in the lock where the key goes, and jam the key in & out repeatedly, and retry. Remove the door panel & spray the interior of the latch, also. Hope this works for you; or, you are going to need new latches.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008


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SOURCE: 2004 toyota sienna sliding door locking trouble

Sounds like something isn't right.Try to disconnect the battery for a few minutes and see if that helps.Some times the ecu gets haywired and disconnecting the battery might reset it.And if it is the original battery you might want to get it tested.

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SOURCE: drivers door power lock wont work.

Either the wring going to that motor or the motor itself is bad.

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SOURCE: 2005 Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Won't Open

Have 2005 Sienna and its Driver side door was not openning. Cheap dealer fixed it himself in front of me. After opening the doors plastic assembly while sitting inside with a screw driver. Then he bent the clip towards left where the metal wire is connected. If you guys want to see what he did i would record a video and upload for you guys. Let me know at [email protected]

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