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Old 07-18-13, 06:55 PM   #991
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[QUOTE=jegyed;6380 in the middle of doing 2 of my doors ( 2001 GS430) . I luckily read earlier in the thread to leave the window in. I also left in the window track and the actuator assembly came right out. However I am really struggling with the back door, I am about to remove the door handle because I cannot seem to wiggle it the right way. Could you be a little more descriptive on how to get it free, the help would be appreciated.[/QUOTE]







Just Refer To the latter Part Of This thread. Wiggling The Door Handle Is Not The Correct Method

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Old 07-18-13, 07:53 PM   #992
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Just Refer To the latter Part Of This thread. Wiggling The Door Handle Is Not The Correct Method

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I knew I was doing something wrong. Thanks for the fast reply. My other question is why, when doing the fronts do the speakers need to be removed? I did this following directions but did not see the reason for it, what am I missing?
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Old 07-19-13, 02:13 PM   #993
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Default Rear Door, pulling on the cable to free actuator- easy

[QUOTE=jegyed;8046526]I knew I was doing something wrong. Thanks for the fast reply.

In the thread it says to make sure the door is unlocked. To do this you pull out the black cable, the housing with the black end, this makes it possible to move the lever that gets hung up on the door handle. You move the lever by pulling OUT on the cable with the clear or white end.


I saw in the above thread,towards the end, someone was recommending moving the lever with a long screwdriver which would entail visually being able to see it. Hopefully this will explain why you pull on the cable, and save you a bunch of time and from the frustration of playing with a screwdriver to move it.

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Old 07-25-13, 07:37 AM   #994
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Just wanted to post if ur in Houston TX go to Stereo EFX on northside to do your door actuators... man I did one of those n its a pita... they did it for me for same cost I bought 1 actuator for..happy with their work and its cheap considering it took me 3 hrs to do one lol... I just got a 430 and it needed 3 done, the did all 4 and charged me for what the quoted for 3 told me from their experience older motors get weaker n is better to do all since I already had 3 bad ones . good shop for our car.. taking out resignator too lets hear that v8 (same shop)
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Old 07-27-13, 07:29 PM   #995
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I can confirm that part # 69120-06010 does work on the drivers side front door for a 1998 Lexus GS300. I ordered the part off of RockAuto.com for around 80$ shipped. It's a different color than the original actuator (black) but it mounts and works just as good as the original actuator. I just ordered the actuator for the rear right door, part # 69130-30110 from RockAuto.com. I'll confirm if that works as well. I believe these actuators are compatible with Toyota Siennas, 03 model Prius, etc. The price is significantly marked up if you search for the part under our Lexus make and model.
Thx 98LexusGS3 for the info. I ended up browsing that RockAuto.com site and looked at the actuators. Looks like they are definitely interchangeable with the 2001-2003 Prius models. Plus, they are white and look exactly like the Lexus versions.

Earlier, I did the motor replacement for my Front Left door. Everything looked ok initially (Using the FOB), but I was having issues with using the key to manually unlock the door. Manually locking was fine, but looks like the motor/gears were causing some sort of hard jam. After numerous re-installs to make sure I didn't miss something, I came to the conclusion the motor was damaged or I had damaged something while opening the enclosed case (What a pain that was). I'd later get a buzzing noise too as a result of the motor not having a firm grip on the coupling anymore.

I ended up buying the 2001 Toyota Prius Front Left Actuator. I installed it and everything is working perfectly fine now. The model I bought was 8D1293, but looks like I might of bought the last one . The Front Door Actuator should be compatible with DLA650 too. In case anyone doesn't want to go the motor replacement, you can just buy this for a quick swap. It'll run you around $80.

My Rear Right is now acting up, but works most of the time. I'll be buying the entire case again. I'll be using DLA234. Will report back after I get it up and running.

Thx all for the good info on this thread!

Btw - This is a 2000 GS 300

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Old 07-28-13, 11:37 PM   #996
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I recently purchased and installed a door lock acuator motor. Well it crapped out on me so I was hoping someone would know where I'd be able to purchase a new legit one at.
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Old 07-29-13, 05:28 PM   #997
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Are the oem door lock actuator assemblies the same/compatible 98-00 and 01-05. Could a 98 work on a 04 ?
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Hey guys in need of some help please. My door locks aren't responding to the key fob or the power lock button but you can hear the actuator kicking when you hit the button or the fob. They actually will kick once and then again in about two seconds but they won't lock or unlock. Should I replace the actuators or is there another issue? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance

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Hey guys in need of some help please. My door locks aren't responding to the key fob or the power lock button but you can hear the actuator kicking when you hit the button or the fob. They actually will kick once and then again in about two seconds but they won't lock or unlock. Should I replace the actuators or is there another issue? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance

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Great DIY. Just did this, was a breeze after the first one.
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Thanks Key Keeper. I will get the part numbers from this thread and get to work.

Thank you.
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i have a 2001 lexus ls430, all of a sudden the remote and drivers side lock release will not unlock the drivers side rear door.

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Hey guys in need of some help please. My door locks aren't responding to the key fob or the power lock button but you can hear the actuator kicking when you hit the button or the fob. They actually will kick once and then again in about two seconds but they won't lock or unlock. Should I replace the actuators or is there another issue? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance

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Thissssss... damn.. guess I have another project to do.. any idea how much to do all four.. might as well replace all while im at it
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Based on my limited experience, you probably have at least one that is bad, and I would guess the driver door.

A few more notes.
1. The info in this thread is great. If you have an issue or question, search this thread.
2. Did a '99 GS 300, all 4 doors, in under 3 hours. Second car is the easiest.
3. Left all windows up and did not remove front speakers, just the window track closest to the actuators.
4. Rear door trick is to find that "tab" that will allow you to remove the unit. Do NOT try and take the rear handles out as you do not need to.
5. Hardest part has been cracking open the old units without destroying plastic.
6. Be careful with the lock cables. The barrel shape can crack off.
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Based on my limited experience, you probably have at least one that is bad, and I would guess the driver door.

A few more notes.
1. The info in this thread is great. If you have an issue or question, search this thread.
2. Did a '99 GS 300, all 4 doors, in under 3 hours. Second car is the easiest.
3. Left all windows up and did not remove front speakers, just the window track closest to the actuators.
4. Rear door trick is to find that "tab" that will allow you to remove the unit. Do NOT try and take the rear handles out as you do not need to.
5. Hardest part has been cracking open the old units without destroying plastic.
6. Be careful with the lock cables. The barrel shape can crack off.
I did ChrisWinnn's actuators this weekend. Took about 3.5hrs in the texas heat. Hardest part is getting the rear actuators out of the doors. Trick is to take a long screwdriver or use your hand/finger if you can fit it in the door to push down the lever that engages the door handles. You DO NOT NEED TO REMOVE WINDOWS OR REAR DOOR HANDLES.
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