my power door lock on the driver side, unlocks and locks all doors at will, when parked or driving

Asked by Apr 08, 2014 at 06:28 AM about the 2004 Toyota RAV4

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

how do I fix this problem is it the switch or sensor?

6 Answers

38,275

Sounds like the switch. If I'm not mistaken, the sensor is built into the switch.

38,275

Sounds like the switch. If I'm not mistaken, the sensor is built into the switch. It's probably shorting out.

1,835

If you are pushing the lock button; that is how it is supposed to work. If it just happens at anytime without pushing the button; then a wire could be worn through the insulation and is bouncing on metal & shorting out the switch causing it to work. Or as BohoMark said the switch its self could be bad. Check the wires going through the door from the door frame and pull the door panel and see what you see: bare wire? broken contact? bad switch? Fix as needed. Good Luck

thank you gentlemen, it seems its a wire somewhere, I changed the switch and its still acting up.

I recently had the same problem. The only difference I saw was that my display would go between day and night mode while my DRL were on. It made it hard to see the display while backing up during day time. This all happened while the car was in motion.

1,835

faulty connections," grounding", are the bane of a mechanics existence. Hard to find. Have you asked a Toyota service center about the problem? They may have the equipment to isolate the component or area of the problem; so you can decide which way to go.

Your Answer:

RAV4

Looking for a Used RAV4 in your area?

CarGurus has 79,941 nationwide RAV4 listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Toyota RAV4 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,050
  • #2
    Robert Mitchell
    Reputation
    1,370
  • #3
    Mandy Crowe Johnson
    Reputation
    1,160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
637 Great Deals out of 78,955 listings starting at $2,195
Used Toyota Highlander
407 Great Deals out of 52,004 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Camry
772 Great Deals out of 74,279 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Corolla
625 Great Deals out of 67,264 listings starting at $1,460
Used Toyota 4Runner
259 Great Deals out of 34,593 listings starting at $2,995
Used Subaru Forester
252 Great Deals out of 33,502 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
585 Great Deals out of 104,730 listings starting at $1,225
Used Ford Escape
1,041 Great Deals out of 113,378 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
444 Great Deals out of 48,834 listings starting at $2,994
Used Honda Civic
414 Great Deals out of 49,826 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Pilot
380 Great Deals out of 45,659 listings starting at $1,600
Used Nissan Murano
321 Great Deals out of 27,382 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 59,312 listings starting at $18,791
2017 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 2,897 listings starting at $15,991
2016 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 2,504 listings starting at $13,000
2015 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
190 Great Deals out of 7,620 listings starting at $12,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.