How do I unlock and open my driver's door without taking the interior panel off?

Asked by Jul 10, 2011 at 02:15 PM about the Lexus ES 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The power lock on my driver's door failed and I cannot unlock or open the door. Lexus/Toyota dealers tell it will cost $800+ to fix becuase the only way to open the door is to take the iterior panel off from the inside.

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did they tell you its because of a door lock actuator? you should still manually be able to open and unlock the door from the inside with a failed actuator because there are still cables attached to the interior handle and lock. but yes, to fix the issue, the door panel must be removed along with a other things after that such as a plastic sheet must be peeled back and then work can be performed.

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Try unlocking door manually and closing door while holding door handle in. That work for me today. Will see what tomorrow brings Thank you Jesus ! Jtabbs

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