Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > RX Models > RX - First Generation
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

     
Old 12-15-14, 05:42 PM
How-Tos on this Topic
 
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:

Browse all: Exterior Guides
Print Wikipost

RX300: DIY door lock actuator fix write-up

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-13-12, 04:32 AM   #31
2002RX300
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 55
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by jorchang View Post
I'm going to tackle my door locks this weekend. Can someone elaborate on Step 12? What are the cables? I guess l'l find out for sure when I start; just want to minimize any surprises....
The cables are attached to the inner door handle/latch. Just don't remove them from the handle/latch b/c the plastic is brittle and tends to break. Just pull the inner door handle/latch through the plastic dust shield after you unbolt it from the door.
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Club Lexus!
2002RX300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-12, 03:00 PM   #32
owenstrawn
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Kansas
Posts: 16
Default

I paid the dealer to replace the driver's door lock on my 2000 RX300 ($$YIKES$$), and afterwards checked the board here to find out this was a common problem with known DIY fixes. So when the rear driver's side door lock broke I knew better. It took me a while to get up my courage but thanks to the instructions on this thread (especially 2002RX300 and dnelli) I was able to replace the motor on the first try, with no parts left over or broken. I call that a success!

Thanks!!!
Owen
owenstrawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-12, 06:20 PM   #33
99rx
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (5)
 
99rx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 634
coolcapj
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by owenstrawn View Post
I paid the dealer to replace the driver's door lock on my 2000 RX300 ($$YIKES$$), and afterwards checked the board here to find out this was a common problem with known DIY fixes. So when the rear driver's side door lock broke I knew better. It took me a while to get up my courage but thanks to the instructions on this thread (especially 2002RX300 and dnelli) I was able to replace the motor on the first try, with no parts left over or broken. I call that a success!

Thanks!!!
Owen
Yes the dealer is outrageous on price for this job. If I remember correctly, I was quoted $525 to do just one door... So no. I have contacted a member on here and will be meeting up with him in the beginning of February to replace mine. Can't wait because I am tired of manually pushing them closed.
__________________

1999 RX300 105,xxx Miles
1992 SC400 85,xxx Miles
1995 SC300 111,xxx Miles
*2002 Honda Accord SE 151,xxx miles
*2000 Infiniti I30t 79,xxx miles
*2003 Ford Explorer Limited 78,xxx miles
99rx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-12, 11:07 PM   #34
Transforma
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 24
Default

Where can I find a Walkera Universal Pinion Gear Puller? I can't find it on ebay for the exact model.
Transforma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-12, 02:13 AM   #35
JAB
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia
Posts: 596
Default

I bought one recently; I think I got mine from Amazon.
__________________
JAB
Fairfax, VA
1999 RX300
200K, AWD
Original Owner
JAB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-12, 04:58 AM   #36
2002RX300
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 55
Lightbulb

Never dealt with these guys but they look legitimate:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/silver-...-c-motor-15147
2002RX300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-12, 07:31 AM   #37
Transforma
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAB View Post
I bought one recently; I think I got mine from Amazon.
I see, I looked and wasn't sure which one to get.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2002RX300 View Post
Never dealt with these guys but they look legitimate:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/silver-...-c-motor-15147
Thanks, I will go ahead and order it. (15147) Silver Walkera Gear Puller for Most R/C Motor

I bought the motor from ebay already. Are those motor compatible to all 4 door lock actuator?
Transforma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-12, 08:49 AM   #38
salimshah
Moderator
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,232
Default

I used the wire stripping hole in a set of pliers to hang the motor and used a drill bit to push the shaft out.

Salim
salimshah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-12, 12:54 AM   #39
code58
Lexus Champion
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ca.
Posts: 1,709
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2002RX300 View Post
Never dealt with these guys but they look legitimate:

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/silver-...-c-motor-15147
This appears to be out of Hong Kong- a little hard to tell. I believe I'd choose to deal a little closer to home (at least continental U.S.).
code58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-12, 04:04 AM   #40
dnelli
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Transforma View Post
Where can I find a Walkera Universal Pinion Gear Puller? I can't find it on ebay for the exact model.
I did a search on eBay for mini puller and found one for like $12 shipped.
dnelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-12, 08:21 AM   #41
Transforma
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 24
Default

I don't recommend buying the mini puller from dealextreme... I ordered it on 1/18 and still haven't received it yet... geezzz
Transforma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-12, 03:45 PM   #42
2002RX300
Rookie
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 55
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Transforma View Post
I don't recommend buying the mini puller from dealextreme... I ordered it on 1/18 and still haven't received it yet... geezzz
Yep, code58 was right about it being in HONG KONG. If you can, I would cancel the order. There are now a few on ebay that are in the US, I only mentioned dealextreme b/c at that time they were the only micro pinion gear pullers I found available.
2002RX300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-12, 04:14 AM   #43
Australian
Pole Position
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NSW
Posts: 203
Default

Strange thing has happened to me in last 2 weeks.
2 weeks ago i noticed a rear door didn't lock so i manually did it for a week figured i would read up later.
Then noticed this week front passenger lock wasn't opening or locking. And the auto door locks were continually trying to lock it whilst driving so i manually locked it. It stayed locked when using central locking.
Then today when unlocking car i had to do it manually as now the drivers door also doesn't unlock with the central locking remote. It beeps fine and can hear it trying to do unlock but nothing happens.

I just cant even comprehend how in a space of a week all the door locks decide to play up. We have had a few stinking hot days 100+ degrees Fahrenheit 30+ Celsius and now rain with lots of humidity sio having to drive home each night with lights on wipers going and radio is pumping blowing air con to stop the fog.
Just wondering do i start to panic yet or wait till cooler dryer weather? Three 3 locks is really odd. Also noticed clock is out 45 mins out and wondering if battery is now on the way out almost. guess i better test that first.
Australian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-12, 10:58 AM   #44
Transforma
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2002RX300 View Post
Yep, code58 was right about it being in HONG KONG. If you can, I would cancel the order. There are now a few on ebay that are in the US, I only mentioned dealextreme b/c at that time they were the only micro pinion gear pullers I found available.
Yeah, having to wait more than a month for just a gear puller is....
__________________
1999 RX300 AWD - 175K (hers)
2002 Maxima 6spd (Daily)
Transforma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-12, 10:47 PM   #45
jorchang
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: HI
Posts: 13
Default

i've also been waiting over 2 months for my pinion puller from dealxtreme...
jorchang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-12, 10:47 PM
 
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY: Install Metal Interior Door Handles DriftSC SC 400/300 27 09-28-14 09:52 AM
Passenger Side Door Lock Assembly DIY PuReChaos ES300 and ES330 5 11-18-13 01:42 PM
90K price breakdown? 2002RX300 RX - First Generation 11 03-13-13 12:20 PM
DIY: How to Make the Stock Grill Fit Over an Aftermarket Sub in your SC400 rebel109 SC 400/300 4 02-08-13 10:33 PM
Broken antenna motor gear??? 2002RX300 RX - First Generation 3 07-12-12 07:08 AM


Tags
300, actuator, attach, bad, bit, door, fix, lexus, lock, locks, power, ratchet, rx, rx300, socket, t30, torx

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:56 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info