Tricky Door Latch Problem:(

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Old 17 Feb 2006, 10:19 am   #1 (permalink)
Bartramo25@msn.com
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Default Tricky Door Latch Problem:(

I have a 1990 Lexus ES250. When I bought the car the Passanger front
door latch didn't open the door from the outside, but I didn't bother
to fix it because I rarely have passangers with me. Now my door latch
has gone faulty, and I can't open my door from inside or out!!! Talk
about a safety issue. Anyways now I have to open the RR door, reach
over to the RF door open that close the RR get in on the Passenger
side, and hop over the center console. Talk about embarrasing too. The
reason I haven't tried to fix my drivers door is because Toyota had put
two screws on the end of the door panel that when the door is closed
are hidden by the dash. I would love to fix this problem, but don't
want to cause damage to the door panel by yanking it off with the
screws still fastened. Does any one have any sugestions? I love the
car, and she runs very well for a 200K+ beast, but the door problem
needs to be remedied, and is very bothersome. Thank you all for your
help in advance.


Bart

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Old 20 Feb 2006, 12:56 pm   #2 (permalink)
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nobody??????????

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Old 20 Feb 2006, 01:04 pm   #3 (permalink)
timbirr@mailcity.com
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Default Re: Tricky Door Latch Problem:(

Sorry, I can't help. But, any possibility of trying the local library
to see if they have a Chilton, Haynes, etc. manual for your model that
might give instructions on panel removal?

I know my manual for my corolla has the details....came in handy in
fixing the regulator.

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Old 03 Mar 2006, 02:03 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tricky Door Latch Problem:(

It's not that I don't know how to remove the panel. The panel has two
screws that when the door is closed in my case permanently the screws
are hidden by the dash. I was wondering if there was any other way of
getting to the latch without damaging my door panel? Has anyone else
experienced latch problems with their Toyota. I need some help and am
starting to get frustrated. Please someone help me out with this
embarrasing problem???

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Old 03 Mar 2006, 04:01 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tricky Door Latch Problem:(

Bartramo25@msn.com wrote:
> It's not that I don't know how to remove the panel. The panel has two
> screws that when the door is closed in my case permanently the screws
> are hidden by the dash. I was wondering if there was any other way of
> getting to the latch without damaging my door panel? Has anyone else
> experienced latch problems with their Toyota. I need some help and am
> starting to get frustrated. Please someone help me out with this
> embarrasing problem???


There was another post in this ng concerning a similar problem. (Google will
find these for you.)
The poster managed to get his door open with a slim-jim and 1/2 hour or so
of fiddling.
HTH, davidj92


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