Help! My driver's door won't open from outside!

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by jtlytle, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. jtlytle

    jtlytle Caution: Prius owner

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    Yesterday I noticed my door won't unlock and I had to use passenger's side to get in and push my door to open.
    I noticed the lock/unlock switch on the door stays locked, won't unlock at all.

    My car is 2004 Prius.

    Is it easy to fix by myself? I don't want to take it to the shop and spend thousand of dollars to get it to fix! I have tight budget.

    Hope any of you can help me out with it.

    Thanks,
    John
     
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    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Are you able to unlock the door from the inside, or is it stuck?

    Tom
     
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    Sounds like the Door actuator motor is bad. I changed it myself on my 2007.

    Door Actuator - Auto Parts Warehouse
    http://toyota10.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-remove-toyota-prius-door-panel.html
     
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    Stuck! It won't unlock from inside.
     
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    This. I've had 2 fail. How I'm trading for a '17 c-4.
    Hope they have a better actuator now.

    When mine failed, they still "tried" to move for a while; sometimes won't lock, sometimes won't lock.....electrically.

    Edit: But neither of mine ever stuck mechanically. Once you get the inside door panel off, you might want to inspect the linkage first.
     
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