05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

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    I have a 2005 Tacoma (TRD Sport). Recently when I press the unlock button on my remote two times to unlock all the doors, 3 of the 4 doors unlock and 1 of them does not. The rear passenger side door remains locked when all others unlock. I have to press the lock and unlock buttons several times to get it to finally unlock. Same thing happens when I use the interior lock/unlock button on the drivers side door. That one door will not always unlock when it should -- it does however seem to lock every time as it should. The problem is only when unlocking. It does not happen all the time, only about 90% of the time. Any ideas what I should be looking at to fix the problem? Of course, this happened just outside of warranty. I have searched the forums and haven't been able to find anybody else talking about this problem.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


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    Default Re: 05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrb009 View Post
    I have a 2005 Tacoma (TRD Sport). Recently when I press the unlock button on my remote two times to unlock all the doors, 3 of the 4 doors unlock and 1 of them does not. The rear passenger side door remains locked when all others unlock. I have to press the lock and unlock buttons several times to get it to finally unlock. Same thing happens when I use the interior lock/unlock button on the drivers side door. That one door will not always unlock when it should -- it does however seem to lock every time as it should. The problem is only when unlocking. It does not happen all the time, only about 90% of the time. Any ideas what I should be looking at to fix the problem? Of course, this happened just outside of warranty. I have searched the forums and haven't been able to find anybody else talking about this problem.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks!


    that sounds like a malfunction on the door lock actuator, there is a way to test them but i dont remember how, you can find all the info on techinfo.toyota.com but you will need to pay for subscription $10 a day or $50 a month or i think the actuator will go for just over $100 at dealer, and installation is not hard, just requires removal of door panel.

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    what you will need is # 8 lock assy at a whooping $216 retail. so i think it will be worth to test it first see if that is the problem, on my tundra it was very simple i think only 2 wires , but dont remember what the procedure is.

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    Default Re: 05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by diablito1975 View Post
    that sounds like a malfunction on the door lock actuator
    That's what it was on my Grand Cherokee, with the same symptoms he described.

    I might be able to save you some $$ on the part, if you need it. My son works in a dealer parts dept, and can sell at a discount. Nothing in it for me, just doing a fellow board member a favor.

    In the meantime, maybe this pdf will help... http://haroldmiller.net/FSM/05+/data...6ta/053002.pdf
    Last edited by Splicer; 12-03-2007 at 04:48 PM.

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    Default Re: 05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by diablito1975 View Post
    that sounds like a malfunction on the door lock actuator.
    I'd have to agree with everyone.
    Here is a PDF on how to check it.
    PM sent
    Last edited by mustang67408; 03-24-2008 at 10:06 AM.

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    Default Re: 05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

    Thanks for the quick and thorough replies. I really appreciate it. I'll look into this and report my findings!

    Thanks again,

    Joe

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    Default Re: 05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

    I've got this same problem.. any solutions?

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    Default Re: 05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by sprime1 View Post
    I've got this same problem.. any solutions?
    I was going to have mine fixed, but I got busy and put it off for a week or two, then all of the sudden it just started working again and has ever since. It has been working as expected for a year now... weird huh. I wont complain!

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    Default Re: 05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

    Its definately the actuator. I had to replace three of mine already on my 07 taco and am getting ready to replace the last one.

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    Default Re: 05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

    I have a similar problem on my '06. At first, I had to do the lock/unlock to get the driver's side door to unlock. Now, the driver's door only locks/unlocks via the key.

    Is there a mechanical linkage from the door lock or does everything go through the ECU to the actuator?

    If there is no mechanical link, I have some other problem. If there is a link, my guess is the actuator is toast.

    M

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    Default Re: 05 Tacoma door lock problem -- any ideas?

    Same thing happened on my 05. I am trying to see if I can take the actuator out and fix it....

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