Toyota Corolla 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Door Lock Cylinders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Remove the door trim panel.
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  3. Carefully remove the water deflector shield from inside the door. Take your time and don't rip it.
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  5. Disconnect the link rod running between the lock cylinder and the lock/latch mechanism.
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  7. The lock is held to the door by a horse-shoe shaped retaining clip. Slide the clip free of the lock and remove the cylinder from the outside of the door.
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To install:
  1. Install the new cylinder and install the clip. The retaining clip has a slight bend in it and will install under tension. Do not attempt to straighten the clip.
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  3. Connect the link rod.
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  5. Install the water deflector shield, making sure that it is intact and firmly attached all the way around.
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  7. Reinstall the door trim panel.
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