Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Door Locks

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  1. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the door panel and watershield. Remove the service hole cover.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the door outside opening linkage. Remove the two mounting bolts and remove the door handle if in need of replacement.
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Fig. Remove the three screws retaining the lock assembly-front door shown



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Fig. Clip and link location on the front door



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Fig. Rear door clip and linkage points



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Fig. Rear door power door locks-Avalon

  1. Disconnect the lock cylinder control linkage.
  2.  
  3. Remove the lock knob and the child protector lock lever knob.
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  5. Remove the three lock assembly retaining screws and the door lock. If equipped with power locks, disconnect the electrical wiring.
  6.  
  7. To remove the lock cylinder, remove the lock cylinder retaining clip and pull the cylinder from the door.
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To install:

  1. Coat all the door lock sliding surfaces with multi-purpose grease.
  2.  
  3. Install the outside handle with the two retaining bolts, if removed.
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  5. Install the door lock solenoid linkage to the door lock.
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  7. Connect the link to the outside handle.
  8.  
  9. Install the lock knob and the child protector lock lever knob.
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  11. Install the door opening control link.
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  13. Install the door lock cylinder control linkage.
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  15. Install the door panel and watershield.
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  17. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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