Toyota Previa 1991-1997 Repair Information

Tailgate Lock

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: Common view of the rear tailgate inside components

  1. Remove the tailgate trim panel.
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  3. Remove the three screws attaching the locking mechanism to the door housing.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove these three screws for the door locking mechanism

  1. Disconnect the linkage from the door lock.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Disconnect the linkage from the door lock

  1. On power locks, disconnect the harness form the solenoid.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Detach the wiring from the solenoid on power locking type models

  1. Detach the cable from the latch, then extract the assembly from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Separate the cable from the latch ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... now extract the assembly from the door

  1. Attach the cable to the latch.
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  3. Secure the wiring (if equipped) and linkage to the assembly.
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  5. Postion the assembly into the body of the vehicle and secure with the retaining screws.
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  7. Install the secure the tailgate trim panel.
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