WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!! - Toyota Tacoma Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 09:31 AM
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Palmview, TX
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

Yesterday I got off for lunch and when I went back to my truck the door wouldnt unlock. I tried to open in with the key and nothing, then from inside but the same thing. It seems the lock is stuck and I cant get in or out of the truck through the driver side door. I've been getting in/out of my truck through the passenger side and its becoming very bothersome .

has this happened to anyone else or is it just me? Also how do you remove the door panel so I can at least attempt to fix the lock? Thanks!

'04 Taco 2rz 5-speed
172K miles and still going
NastyCamd93 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 09:49 AM
Grand Tacoholic
 
Tred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North end of Arizona
Posts: 11,616
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

It's happened to me on two different occasions, first an ice frozen lock, second a gummed up lock. I don't think neither is your issue though. You probably don't have freezing temps, and when my lock was gummed up, I think I was able to open from the inside no problem.

Vrrm pssht!
Tred is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 10:10 AM
PreTaco = built better
 
toyota_s_runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Long Island New York
Posts: 2,373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

Did your seat belt buckle jamb it up?

Officer I wasn't speeding... It's a Toyota!
www.tacomaxrunner.com
toyota_s_runner is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 10:59 AM
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Palmview, TX
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Re: WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

No my seatbelt works fine, but I did notice a weird sound the very last time I closed the door. I figured a gummed up lock mechanism was the cause but I sprayed WD-40 in there and it still wont budge. I can lock the truck with the key and manually from inside but it wont unlock. It feels like its stuck or something is preventing the mechanism to move.

'04 Taco 2rz 5-speed
172K miles and still going
NastyCamd93 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 11:27 AM
NOM NOM NOM NOM
 
98tacoma27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Beech Creek, PA
Posts: 2,715
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

Take both your door panels off and look for a visible difference between the pass side and the drivers side. Sounds like a mechanical failure.

Just my .02

HAS ANYONE SEE
MY........
98tacoma27 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 11:45 AM
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Palmview, TX
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Re: WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

How do I remove the door panels?

I know there is one screw where the door latch is at, and I think there are some hiding behind two buttons or something on the door handle both in the interior.

'04 Taco 2rz 5-speed
172K miles and still going
NastyCamd93 is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 11:52 AM
Tacoholic
 
TACOMATruckin98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Posts: 2,559
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

its gonna be nearly or completely impossible to pull off the door panel if he cant open the door at all, if im gathering it right, you cant open the door at all, right?
TACOMATruckin98 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 03:48 PM
Waxed to Perfection
 
glassdoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

The noise you heard cosing the door was probably the window track coming loose, and now it jammed against the lock.. Can you roll the window down? See if you can about half way then grab the glass and pull up easily and then try to unlock the door. You can find the window track thread under a search for window rattle.

I'm proud to have had the privilidge to meet some of the greatest CT'zens in the world. At mini-meets, meet n greets, car shows and TacOberFest. It all started right here..
glassdoc is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 05:41 PM
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Palmview, TX
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Re: WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

I can roll the window very easily so I ruled out the winow track. I also realized that since I cant open the door I might not be able to take the door panel off. Im leaning towards unbolting the driver seat and pulling it out so I can get to the door panel somehow, its going to be a b!tch but I look like an idiot getting in/out of the passenger side...LOL!!!

Any other ideas?

'04 Taco 2rz 5-speed
172K miles and still going
NastyCamd93 is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 06:14 PM
Waxed to Perfection
 
glassdoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: WTF, my door wont unlock or open? Need help!!!

Roll the window down all the way, take a flashlight and look down inside the door to see what is prohibiting the lock from moving.. The only other thing I can think of is, and you probably do not want to hear this.. Maybe someone tried to break into your truck with a slimjim or door lock tool and bent the linkage which may require a locksmith to repair.. If you took it to a locksmith they may be able to assist you in finding the cause for a minimal price..

I'm proud to have had the privilidge to meet some of the greatest CT'zens in the world. At mini-meets, meet n greets, car shows and TacOberFest. It all started right here..
glassdoc is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota Tacoma Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with some codes! trdtoy Performance 11 04-17-2008 10:25 AM
What triggers Open Loop exactly? MountainBiker Performance 22 01-31-2006 03:40 PM
going into open loop too much??? ochizon Performance 8 12-10-2005 10:48 PM
Air temp inside airbox (deckplate open vs. closed) s-runnin Performance 3 05-25-2004 08:30 PM
Run Open Headers rare97srunner S-Runner Talk 0 07-01-2003 08:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome