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.

2 Answers

3,495

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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

Your Answer

Lexus ES 300 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,330
  • #2
    rockajean
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    Scott Vetter
    Reputation
    410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus ES 350
394 Great Deals out of 11,763 listings starting at $4,000
Used Lexus ES 330
35 Great Deals out of 1,054 listings starting at $2,760
Used Lexus GS 300
21 Great Deals out of 692 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Camry
1,044 Great Deals out of 68,980 listings starting at $295
Used Lexus GS 350
144 Great Deals out of 3,311 listings starting at $6,980
Used Lexus IS 300
14 Great Deals out of 1,857 listings starting at $2,599
Used Lexus ES 300h
52 Great Deals out of 1,445 listings starting at $16,446
Used Lexus IS 250
234 Great Deals out of 5,216 listings starting at $4,800
Used Honda Accord
1,033 Great Deals out of 60,523 listings starting at $999
Used Lexus RX 350
378 Great Deals out of 18,840 listings starting at $5,750
Used Lexus IS 350
59 Great Deals out of 1,410 listings starting at $5,788
Used Lexus RX 300
14 Great Deals out of 746 listings starting at $1,595
Used Lexus LS 400
3 Great Deals out of 202 listings starting at $1,995
Used Acura TL
137 Great Deals out of 4,712 listings starting at $995
Used Lexus LS 430
41 Great Deals out of 833 listings starting at $1,995

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.