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Passenger door wont unlock

So I have a 2006 prerunner sr5 and the passenger door wont unlock. I can move it from the inside though. The keys dont do anything, but when I push the unlock button inside the truck next to the window switches, it budges a little bit and gets stuck about a quarter of the way unlocked, does anyone know the fix?
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Re: Passenger door wont unlock

There's an electrical door lock unit in the rear of the door (more or less underneath the manual locking button on top next to the window0. This unit is mounted behind the door's trim panel.

The unit has mechanical (cable) connections to the inside door lock controls. If you can lock and unlock the door manually just fine, these are still functional.

If you can hear the motor / solenoid trying to lock / unlock the door, then the electrical connections would seem to be OK.

There's a metal rod that goes upward from the door lock unit (inside the door) to the manual button up next to the window.

My guess is that your problem is most likely related to that rod. It can get bent or loose and bind up, causing the locks to be inoperable.

I'd start with checking the rod / linkage. The other items I mentioned might be involved, but I'd say the connector rod is the prime suspect.

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