rear passenger door lock will not open with remote, solutions?

30

Asked by Sep 26, 2013 at 05:45 PM about the 2002 Lexus ES 300 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I went to lock my 2002 Lexus es300 and the rear passenger door did not lock. when i manully locked it, it would not open with the remote nor with the driver master control. i dont think it is a fuse as the other doors would not lock or open, any ideas?

8 Answers

The wiring from body to door.. from 10 years of open/close. The signal from the fob does not do directly to the door lock, it goes to the receiver and BCM, and since it's only the one door and neither remote nor drives switch work... suspect wiring harness to that door. But then you say 'other doors would not...." is it the one door or not? A typo?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
30

all the other doors work just fine from both the remote and the main door lock system.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
30

so if you believe it is a wiring harness connection, how does one go about removing the door panel? or should i just take it to a dealer or autobody place to remove the pannel for me?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

That's really just a guess you know, but it is the most common cause when it's only one door and age of car taken into consideration. Might not be inside door, but where wire loom enters door from body. My suggestion is let a professional trace it, test the BCM, if you can afford it. If you are not experienced working on automotive electrical you might open a can of worms that won't go back in. Personally, on my budget, I would have to just live with it.

PS Not the Dealer. There are plenty of competent shops that will be 2/3 to half dealer cost ..dealers don't fix anything. They Replace with new.

30

thanks for your assistance David

3,055

It's doing to be a door lock actuator. It's common on those cars. Door lock actuator fails and will not lock unlock with the fob or from the control on the front door switches. I've replaced many of these on ES's RX's and GS's.

9 out of 9 people think this is helpful.
30

i havent gotten aroud to fixing it yet as I was affraid the cost wasnt worth it. i will have to look into the cost and how long it will take to replace. I'm handy with wood working, not so much with removing interior door pannels! thanks Kyle

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

ES 300

Looking for a Used ES 300 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,102 nationwide ES 300 listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Search Lexus ES 300 Questions

Lexus ES 300 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,130
#2 rockajean
rockajean
Reputation 430
#3 Scott Vetter
Scott Vetter
Reputation 400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Lexus ES 330
42 Great Deals out of 1,321 listings starting at $2,000
Used Lexus GS 300
35 Great Deals out of 931 listings starting at $3,250
Used Toyota Camry
1,086 Great Deals out of 98,044 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Accord
888 Great Deals out of 82,090 listings starting at $999
Used Lexus IS 300
21 Great Deals out of 1,638 listings starting at $2,895
Used Lexus RX 300
23 Great Deals out of 1,013 listings starting at $2,299
Used Acura TL
286 Great Deals out of 7,983 listings starting at $2,499
Used BMW 3 Series
1,471 Great Deals out of 38,438 listings starting at $1,700
Used Toyota Avalon
275 Great Deals out of 13,793 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Lexus ES 300 Base For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 298 listings starting at $2,000
2002 Lexus ES 300 Base For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 275 listings starting at $2,900