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Old 09-26-14, 06:59 AM   #1
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Ok guys really need some help with this one. This morning my son was holding the handle up when I unlocked the doors on my 96 gs300. Now the locking mechanism won't hold the door shut. When I hit the door locks the door switch moves 1/2 and goes back to unlocked. If i try to lock it by hand I can't push more than 1/2 way. So the actuator seems to be functioning. I'm not sure what actually holds that locking mechanism in place. So needless to say I can't dry cause the door will fly open nor can I secure my car cause all you have to do is pull the door and it opens right up. So please, any advise or previous experience will be a HUGE help. Also all the how - to articles for actuator swaps I find are for 2nd gen gs300's. I might try to replace the whole locking mechanism if I can get 1 at the scrap yard.
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Old 09-26-14, 07:17 AM   #2
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Jeesh I wish I could help that sounds terrible. All I know is you should pull off the door panel and see whats preventing the lock from functioning fully. I just had my rear window prevent from staying up because a little plastic clip broke and even though the motor works the whole thing doesn't function any more because of one little plastic part I don't even think I can buy by itself lol. Good luck!
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Old 09-26-14, 07:25 AM   #3
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Yeah I got the panel off but nothing seemed to be getting caught up. I used rachet strap to get the door shut so all my stuff doesnt get stolen. Im hoping the gs300 is still in the local scrap yard so i can just obtain the entire mechanism. worse part is i was planning on selling the old girl on sunday. I figured that she wouldn't go without a fight.
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Old 09-26-14, 07:29 AM   #4
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One thing i didn't try was the key. I'll try that when I get home
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One thing i didn't try was the key. I'll try that when I get home
Yeah, either the key or try pushing the door while clicking unlock maybe?

So close it as much as you can, have someone unlock it, and as soon as that happens, keep the pressure applied.
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Old 09-26-14, 03:24 PM   #6
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Well i got the door to shut.....issue is now it is stuck shut!!!!!!! The gs always keeps me on my toes. Any ideas????
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Sounds like the door lock actuator/inner latch is wasted or one of the rods has come loose.
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Can someone find the technical drawing for the passenger side door. I find a metal rod with a white plastic piece hanging. Cant see where it atrached.
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Anyone with the schumatic?
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Click the image to open in full size.

Only thing I can find in the manual! I searched through over 2000 pages, maybe someone else will have better info
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Only thing I can find in the manual! I searched through over 2000 pages, maybe someone else will have better info

Yeah I literally went through that manual page by page this morning.... nothing..... I'm going to the scrap yard when I leave work. I'm prying the 97 gs300 is still there. If so I'll take some videos of taking the door apart . That way if someone gets into the same predicament they can learn from my mistakes lol. I wish I would have left the door opened. Now that it's stuck closed it will be a BIZNATCH to get it opened.
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door lock actuator.... I had to replace mine. I couldn't open the door and I had to go in there and manually get the door to unlock before I could even open the door. It was not fun but not too bad. Just time consuming. Worst part is trying to get to the bolts on the bottom of the door panel with the door stuck shut. Make sure you have a stubby phillps.
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http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-f...r-install.html

Here was my kinda sorta install... see if this helps
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Yeah I literally went through that manual page by page this morning.... nothing..... I'm going to the scrap yard when I leave work. I'm prying the 97 gs300 is still there. If so I'll take some videos of taking the door apart . That way if someone gets into the same predicament they can learn from my mistakes lol. I wish I would have left the door opened. Now that it's stuck closed it will be a BIZNATCH to get it opened.
Hey if you can't find one at the junkyard my local Pull-a-Part has one and I am planning on making a trip over there in the next day or so. If you want I can get it and ship it to you. I know our cars are getting harder to find so I am willing to help!!
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Ok guys so the bar from the lock mechanism that attaches to the door handle had a plastic clip that broke off. I'm trying to find a door handle removal how to. I'm actually headed to the local "you pick it, you pull it". So I'm hoping to get a entire door handle.
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