Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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#763 of 776 Re: Just got the official Recall Notice [bethwilliams]
Jul 28, 2013 (1:51 pm)
Which cables do you cut? I've been looking all over youtube and the internet to figure out what cables to cut and can't find anything. I don't mind having a manual door -- I just don't want to cut something I shouldn't cut.
#764 of 776 video instructions
Jul 29, 2013 (7:52 am)
Hey guyz, Bensons Auto has just posted video instructions on how to remove the Sienna sliding door motors. It really does look pretty easy.
#765 of 776 Re: Power door is not delatching [sienna_andy]
Aug 04, 2013 (9:30 am)
ADD US TO THE LONG LIST OF GRATEFUL PEOPLE! We used the PDF you mentioned and read post #321 on this log, both extremely helpful! Ordered the part ($77.75 + $17 shipping) from our Toyota dealership, had it in 2 days and tackled the project ourselves (no mechanical know-how). 2 hours, 5 minutes later, works perfectly!!!
It's worth mentioning that although the step-by-step PDF directions & pictures are a lifesaver , it doesn't tell you all repairs have to be made while you're INSIDE the van. We had to do this at first light because the summers in AZ are so brutal after 9am!
Also, just for background, we took our minivan to the dealership first who quoted us $875 to fix the Door Lock Motor Release Assembly. Then went and talked to a mechanic shop down the street that a friend works at, at they quoted us $1275 to fix it (Toyota won't sell them the actual part you have to buy the WHOLE DOOR KIT otherwise they won't warranty it).
This was by far the most helpful site and best leads on this door failure!
Thanks again, AZ parents
#766 of 776 Re: Power door is not delatching [azparents]
Aug 15, 2013 (8:42 am)
So, how do I tell what fix I need? On my passenger auto door, it opens and closes fine if you pull on the handle. If you press the button on the fob, it tries to close and then stops right away, and it wont open with the button either. Thanks.
Aug 16, 2013 (8:02 am)
that is probably the actuator. I paid about $100 for mine and it took about 3 hours being very deliberate.
I actually have a second one since there was a nick in the first one I bought so they sent another for free. I was kind of saving it in case it happens again, but we will probably sell the van in the next few months.
#768 of 776 Re: - [dudleyr]
Aug 16, 2013 (8:18 am)
so, the instructions above from Bensons dont apply to the actuator?
Aug 19, 2013 (8:42 am)
See post #321 as mentioned above.
#770 of 776 Re: - [dudleyr]
Aug 21, 2013 (5:56 am)
if you do sell the van, please let me know if i can have the extra actuator.
#771 of 776 Re: caroftheday [caroftheday]
Sep 07, 2013 (7:40 pm)
How did you fix it
Oct 08, 2013 (12:02 pm)
My girlfriend has a 2009 Sienna with power sliding doors. She is having an issue with the passenger sliding door. She said she was driving and noticed the door open light was on, pulled over and closed it. After re-closing it light went off. Later, while she was driving, the door opened all the way by itself.
The door seems to function, (opening and closing with all switches, remote and manually) but I have noticed something odd that the passenger door is doing that the drivers side is not doing. When the door closes, you can hear, and see, the rear latch engage, but about 1-2 seconds later, you hear the latch again, and the door pops out ever so slightly. The other odd part of this is that when it first latches, the door is actually pulled in beyond the body line of the rear quarter. It's almost like it is pulling the door in to far. After the 1-2 second delay, and you hear the latch again, the door pops out a little, but at this point, the door is now in perfect line with the quarter panel like it should be. I tried pushing from the inside, and prying from the outside to teat the latch, but the door does not move.
I'm sure this is not normal, (as the drivers side does not do this) and now we don't know if it is going to fly open again at some point or if it is truly latched. Have you heard or seen this before? Any suggestions on what might be causing the the rear latch to disengage slightly?