Toyota RAV4 2000-05

Locks & Lock Systems

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Power Door Locks



Diagnosis & Testing
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    When prying on plastic parts, use a blunt prytool such as a screwdriver with a taped end to prevent marring of the plastic.



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    Fig. Driver-s door switch terminal identification



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    Fig. Passenger-s door switch terminal identification

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  3. Carefully remove the switch, then unplug the connector.
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  5. Using an ohmmeter, check for continuity between the following terminals of the driver-s door switch:
    1. 1, 3 and 5 while in the lock position
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    3. 1, 3 and 8 while in the unlock position
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    5. There should be no continuity while in the off position
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  7. Using an ohmmeter, check for continuity between the following terminals of the passenger-s door switch:
    1. 3 and 6 while in the lock position
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    3. 3 and 5 while in the unlock position
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    5. There should be no continuity while in the off position
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  9. Replace the switch if any of the tests fail.
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  11. To test the motor, it will be necessary to remove the door panel.
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  13. Unplug the electrical connector from the lock motor. Apply 12 volts directly to the terminals of the motor connector; the motor should operate. Reverse the leads and the motor should operate in the opposite direction.
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  15. If all tests have passed and the component still does not operate, the fault is in the wiring.
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Removal & Installation
Door Lock Motor
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the screw from the inside door handle, then carefully pry out the bezel.
    NOTE
    When prying on plastic parts, use a blunt prytool such as a screwdriver with a taped end to prevent marring of the plastic.

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  5. Carefully pry the triangular trim from the side mirror.
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  7. Remove the power window switch. Carefully pry from the front of the switch first to disengage the clip.
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  9. Pry out the door assist grip cover. Remove the screws securing the door panel.
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  11. Carefully pry the door trim panel from the door. Once all the clips are disengaged, lift the door panel up and out.

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    Fig. Remove the screw, then remove the door handle bezel



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    Fig. Door panel attachment points



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    Fig. Door lock motor attachment points

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  13. Remove the plastic cover from the inside of the door. Be careful not to damage it as it will be reused.
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  15. Disconnect the link from the door lock.
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  17. Remove the fasteners securing the door lock assembly to the door.
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  19. Carefully pull the assembly from the door and unplug the connector. Remove the door lock through the service hole in the door.
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  21. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the mounting fasteners until snug.
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Door Lock Switch
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    When prying on plastic parts, use a blunt prytool such as a screwdriver with a taped end to prevent marring of the plastic.



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    Fig. Use a blunt prytool to remove the door lock/window switches

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  3. Remove the power window/lock switch. Carefully pry from the front of the switch first to disengage the clip.
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  5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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