indiana

1999 Rx300 Door Lock Actuator Repair Less Than $15

Recommended Posts

I just replaced the little motor on the actuator on the front passenger side door. It took a long time but seems to work pretty good.

The problem I'm having now is that my keyless entry won't work. Both key fobs won't open car doors , but the car will open up manually and car will start.

How do I reprogram the car so the keys will work?

Hi, I just got small motors and I am getting ready to replace it in actuator in driver door, I am planning to follow instructions from this link: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289839

How much difference is RX300 from GS mention in above instructions? Any tips for RX300?

**********************

Pardon my descriptions of things, my DYI are always an adventure, but I've done okay over the years.

No need to remove window, but the job is time consuming and a pain in the !Removed!. My job was half !Removed! but only spent $2 for the motor rather than $240, so I feel pretty good.

Getting that actuator plastic casing apart is near impossible. I can see the old motor in there and so I dremeled all around the plastic to get to it--very carefully not to cut into the gears and connectors.

I couldn't get the small collar (coupler?) off the new motor, and the old motor's twisty end that fits inside the small pointy gear wouldn't come off either. I just put some super glue inside the long pointy gear and put the end of the new motor in. The new motor fits snug but perfect I believe. I tested the lock and the new motor fired up. After 10-12 times, it stopped turning the gear, just spinning going no where. I took it off, cleaned glue off and put more glue in there and let it dry for 30 minutes rather than 2 minutes. It turned the gears with no probs on and off for 10 minutes.

I have half the actuator exposed and pieces of old plastic not really practical to put back on. But everything was fairly intact, but when the motor is turning it wants to pop up a bit. I duck taped it and wrapped rubber bands all around the motor and it stays put. Half !Removed! like I said, but it worked!!

Getting the cable back on was a pain and fitting the actuator back in the same position caused my keyless entry not to work for the day. I had to go back in the door and play around some more with it and now it's all good. I hope the glue holds up so it will keep working. Time will tell.

Good luck!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I just replaced the little motor on the actuator on the front passenger side door. It took a long time but seems to work pretty good.

The problem I'm having now is that my keyless entry won't work. Both key fobs won't open car doors , but the car will open up manually and car will start.

How do I reprogram the car so the keys will work?

Hi, I just got small motors and I am getting ready to replace it in actuator in driver door, I am planning to follow instructions from this link: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289839

How much difference is RX300 from GS mention in above instructions? Any tips for RX300?

**********************

Pardon my descriptions of things, my DYI are always an adventure, but I've done okay over the years.

No need to remove window, but the job is time consuming and a pain in the !Removed!. My job was half !Removed! but only spent $2 for the motor rather than $240, so I feel pretty good.

Getting that actuator plastic casing apart is near impossible. I can see the old motor in there and so I dremeled all around the plastic to get to it--very carefully not to cut into the gears and connectors.

I couldn't get the small collar (coupler?) off the new motor, and the old motor's twisty end that fits inside the small pointy gear wouldn't come off either. I just put some super glue inside the long pointy gear and put the end of the new motor in. The new motor fits snug but perfect I believe. I tested the lock and the new motor fired up. After 10-12 times, it stopped turning the gear, just spinning going no where. I took it off, cleaned glue off and put more glue in there and let it dry for 30 minutes rather than 2 minutes. It turned the gears with no probs on and off for 10 minutes.

I have half the actuator exposed and pieces of old plastic not really practical to put back on. But everything was fairly intact, but when the motor is turning it wants to pop up a bit. I duck taped it and wrapped rubber bands all around the motor and it stays put. Half !Removed! like I said, but it worked!!

Getting the cable back on was a pain and fitting the actuator back in the same position caused my keyless entry not to work for the day. I had to go back in the door and play around some more with it and now it's all good. I hope the glue holds up so it will keep working. Time will tell.

Good luck!!

Out of curiosity, why didn't you retrofit a new $10 actuator as described in the posts instead of trying to install a new motor on the existing actuator?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I just replaced the little motor on the actuator on the front passenger side door. It took a long time but seems to work pretty good.

The problem I'm having now is that my keyless entry won't work. Both key fobs won't open car doors , but the car will open up manually and car will start.

How do I reprogram the car so the keys will work?

Hi, I just got small motors and I am getting ready to replace it in actuator in driver door, I am planning to follow instructions from this link: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289839

How much difference is RX300 from GS mention in above instructions? Any tips for RX300?

**********************

Pardon my descriptions of things, my DYI are always an adventure, but I've done okay over the years.

No need to remove window, but the job is time consuming and a pain in the !Removed!. My job was half !Removed! but only spent $2 for the motor rather than $240, so I feel pretty good.

Getting that actuator plastic casing apart is near impossible. I can see the old motor in there and so I dremeled all around the plastic to get to it--very carefully not to cut into the gears and connectors.

I couldn't get the small collar (coupler?) off the new motor, and the old motor's twisty end that fits inside the small pointy gear wouldn't come off either. I just put some super glue inside the long pointy gear and put the end of the new motor in. The new motor fits snug but perfect I believe. I tested the lock and the new motor fired up. After 10-12 times, it stopped turning the gear, just spinning going no where. I took it off, cleaned glue off and put more glue in there and let it dry for 30 minutes rather than 2 minutes. It turned the gears with no probs on and off for 10 minutes.

I have half the actuator exposed and pieces of old plastic not really practical to put back on. But everything was fairly intact, but when the motor is turning it wants to pop up a bit. I duck taped it and wrapped rubber bands all around the motor and it stays put. Half !Removed! like I said, but it worked!!

Getting the cable back on was a pain and fitting the actuator back in the same position caused my keyless entry not to work for the day. I had to go back in the door and play around some more with it and now it's all good. I hope the glue holds up so it will keep working. Time will tell.

Good luck!!

Out of curiosity, why didn't you retrofit a new $10 actuator as described in the posts instead of trying to install a new motor on the existing actuator?

That retrofit sounded hairy and the motor replacement looked easy, but it wasn't. I got the 5 motors off ebay for $10, and now have extras incase some more locks (motors) go bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Out of curiosity, why didn't you retrofit a new $10 actuator as described in the posts instead of trying to install a new motor on the existing actuator?

That retrofit sounded hairy and the motor replacement looked easy, but it wasn't. I got the 5 motors off ebay for $10, and now have extras incase some more locks (motors) go bad.

The retrofit is actually easier than the replacement of the motor. I replaced all 4 on my DIL's RX before I ever found this site. I replaced them with donated Ford actuators. I was funding the project and couldn't justify the $1300. cost of the 4 Lexus actuators so instead spent a little bit of time and $0. I've always liked a challenge and might have used the e-bay actuators (would have been a little easier), but got the Ford's for $0.

By the way, I split 3 of the 4 Lexus actuators apart to see if I could repair the motor (figured it was the brushes), and I just used a razor knife and split them at the seam. They actually split pretty neat and then I just super glued them back together when I was done. You could hardly tell they had been opened. The Ford actuators haven't missed a beat in almost 2 1/2 years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i will pay money to someone with a labelled diagram or pictures of what to do

or can you define in laymans terms

what these words mean can i have a definition:

actuator rod

manual locking cam lever

mounting strap

shroud

crimping

i can help you with your science homework in return, or anything related to healthcare

woudl appreciate someone to label this picture attached

or tell me if it will work for this job 1999 rx300

post-81646-1224540283_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dear LexusOwnersClub,

I am a 24 y/o law student with better than average IQ and with a history of being able to fix things I am a DIY guy!! I came across this post and bought a new actuator for my 99 Rx300, i followed the directions on taking my door off and was able to do it sucessfully in under 15 minutes. Now the problem was putting the actuator in, I found it very hard to follow these instructions and basically was scratching my head the whole time and gave up and put everything back together.

I basically had the actuator in my hand and i could see where it probably should go but did not understand any of the vocab used by the original poster. If someone could translate it into laymans terms or everyday people talk that would be great.

To all others who are not mechanics or havent ever taken anything on a car apart. This job is not for u, please do not change your own actuator.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did the repair, and yes hooking up the rod to the original actuator was difficult to understand. Also mine had a split arm where as the original had a arm with a hole in it. I had to add some expoxy to hold the rod in place. Knock on wood mine has worked fine since. If I do mine again I will take pictures.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dear LexusOwnersClub,

I am a 24 y/o law student with better than average IQ and with a history of being able to fix things I am a DIY guy!! I came across this post and bought a new actuator for my 99 Rx300, i followed the directions on taking my door off and was able to do it sucessfully in under 15 minutes. Now the problem was putting the actuator in, I found it very hard to follow these instructions and basically was scratching my head the whole time and gave up and put everything back together.

I basically had the actuator in my hand and i could see where it probably should go but did not understand any of the vocab used by the original poster. If someone could translate it into laymans terms or everyday people talk that would be great.

To all others who are not mechanics or havent ever taken anything on a car apart. This job is not for u, please do not change your own actuator.

Take a look at my posts on this subject. What the OP didn't explain was that you have to remove the old actuator in order to see what you have to do and actually do it. Once you can see it, you can easily relate to the pics and do the job. Believe me, I am not a mechanic and I did this job w/o too much difficulty once I realized you have to remove the old actuator. Now, when I say remove, I don't mean completely remove it from the door. You have to disassembly the door latch and linkage at the door latch and you have to remove the 3 screws in the jamb. Then you can maneuver the old actuator and take care of business. The most difficult thing is placing the new actuator in position and drilling holes for it which will line-up properly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the inspiration.

a few questions

I can make it this far what do i do next?

I take the door off and im left with that blue plastic over the door frame

i take that apart and in my case the drivers door there is an access hole to the bottom left.

now:

do i take those bolts out around it so i can disassemble the old actuator?

i got a new silver rod with my new actuator where does that hook onto?

what do i do exactly with the new actuator where i place it?

do i have to drill holes or cani affix it someother way? where do i affix it?

when crimping what wires do i crimp into?those two thick ones?

do i have to crimp or can i just twist them tightly into those thick wires?

im confused of the whole connecting the old actuator to the new one. where do i attach it?

thanks in advance. if i can do this i will donate 20$ to the forums

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dear LexusOwnersClub,

I am a 24 y/o law student with better than average IQ and with a history of being able to fix things I am a DIY guy!! I came across this post and bought a new actuator for my 99 Rx300, i followed the directions on taking my door off and was able to do it sucessfully in under 15 minutes. Now the problem was putting the actuator in, I found it very hard to follow these instructions and basically was scratching my head the whole time and gave up and put everything back together.

I basically had the actuator in my hand and i could see where it probably should go but did not understand any of the vocab used by the original poster. If someone could translate it into laymans terms or everyday people talk that would be great.

To all others who are not mechanics or havent ever taken anything on a car apart. This job is not for u, please do not change your own actuator.

Take a look at my posts on this subject. What the OP didn't explain was that you have to remove the old actuator in order to see what you have to do and actually do it. Once you can see it, you can easily relate to the pics and do the job. Believe me, I am not a mechanic and I did this job w/o too much difficulty once I realized you have to remove the old actuator. Now, when I say remove, I don't mean completely remove it from the door. You have to disassembly the door latch and linkage at the door latch and you have to remove the 3 screws in the jamb. Then you can maneuver the old actuator and take care of business. The most difficult thing is placing the new actuator in position and drilling holes for it which will line-up properly.

The answers to your questions can be found by searching this site. I do not have time to give you a detailed answer to every question but I will make a few comments. You do not have to diassemble the old actuator. You will see a lever with a hole in it which is the perfect place to attach linkage for new actuator. You can see this lever moving when you manually operate the door lock which you can do with the wiring harness temporarily plugged in. The new linkage has a 90 degree bend with an enlarged head. You will have to grind this head down a little in order for it to push through the hole in the lever. Don't grind too much because you want a friction fit. The new linkage will be too long so you will have the shorten it and bend it to form a loop which will go into the new actuator. You will determine the new linkage length by making sure the old actuator is back in position and holding the new actuator in a position which allows clearance. You will have to drill two holes in the door sheet metal so you can screw the new actuator in place. Locating the holes just takes a little patience making sure you allow for the total linkage travel. I made a paper template which was very helpful. I forget the color of the wires you will be splicing into but that info can be found by searching this forum. Check operation before you solder to make sure you have the right polarity. This all sounds more complicated than it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what does linkage mean? what do u mean head? is the head the part that is springy and u can pull up and down that has that white thing with the hole in it?

thanks in advance i appreciate u taking ur time to help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
what does linkage mean? what do u mean head? is the head the part that is springy and u can pull up and down that has that white thing with the hole in it?

thanks in advance i appreciate u taking ur time to help.

Linkage is the "silver rod" which came with the new actuator. It will link the new actuator to the old actuator. I assume it is about 300 mm long with a right angle (90 degree) bend. After the bend it is about 25mm long. At the end of the 25mm length it terminates with an enlarged head. This head is too big to push through the hole in the old actuator lever hole so it must be ground or filed down. You could enlarge the hole in the old actuator lever but it is plastic and enlarging the hole would make it too weak.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
what does linkage mean? what do u mean head? is the head the part that is springy and u can pull up and down that has that white thing with the hole in it?

thanks in advance i appreciate u taking ur time to help.

Linkage is the "silver rod" which came with the new actuator. It will link the new actuator to the old actuator. I assume it is about 300 mm long with a right angle (90 degree) bend. After the bend it is about 25mm long. At the end of the 25mm length it terminates with an enlarged head. This head is too big to push through the hole in the old actuator lever hole so it must be ground or filed down. You could enlarge the hole in the old actuator lever but it is plastic and enlarging the hole would make it too weak.

Artbuc-Isn't the end of the rod with the "dog knot" the end that's meant to go through the end of the actuator? And then you cut and bend the other (straight end) in a modified Z (2- 90 degree bends) to fit through the unused hole in the actuator arm. (assuming he has the unused hole, some seem to have a different setup) Maybe I'm not understanding what you were saying but at least that's the way I understand it.

It's really quite easy when you visualize it. I had to do all of my own engineering before I found this site and I replaced all 4 of my DIL's with Ford actuators and made my own rods- a lot more work. I wish I had found this site 1st. before I did her RX, it would have made it a lot easier for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

so basically i am this far:

i will open adn close the lock mechanism lever to find a little hole which will fit the new silver rod. the head of the rod is too big to go thru the hole so i gotta grind it to put it thru the hole. the lever is near the top or the middle junk with the old actuator? do i have to cut the silver rod? how did u guys cut it? and why do i bend it? after i bend it what do i attach it to?

btw how the hell do u guys do all this the access hole is so small and dark

thanks in advance u guys are awesome. appreciate u helping out someone who has no knowledge on this subject.

also need a few definitions

what is the actuator rod? what is the manual locking cam lever? what is the manual locking wire?

and to everyone else, what wires do i splice into those two big thick ones?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
what does linkage mean? what do u mean head? is the head the part that is springy and u can pull up and down that has that white thing with the hole in it?

thanks in advance i appreciate u taking ur time to help.

Linkage is the "silver rod" which came with the new actuator. It will link the new actuator to the old actuator. I assume it is about 300 mm long with a right angle (90 degree) bend. After the bend it is about 25mm long. At the end of the 25mm length it terminates with an enlarged head. This head is too big to push through the hole in the old actuator lever hole so it must be ground or filed down. You could enlarge the hole in the old actuator lever but it is plastic and enlarging the hole would make it too weak.

Artbuc-Isn't the end of the rod with the "dog knot" the end that's meant to go through the end of the actuator? And then you cut and bend the other (straight end) in a modified Z (2- 90 degree bends) to fit through the unused hole in the actuator arm. (assuming he has the unused hole, some seem to have a different setup) Maybe I'm not understanding what you were saying but at least that's the way I understand it.

It's really quite easy when you visualize it. I had to do all of my own engineering before I found this site and I replaced all 4 of my DIL's with Ford actuators and made my own rods- a lot more work. I wish I had found this site 1st. before I did her RX, it would have made it a lot easier for me.

I don't think it makes any difference. I put the "dog knot" thru the hole in the old actuator because that is the way the pics showed it on the ClubLexus forum. The linkage rod is not easy to bend. I just bent it into a 180 degree u-bend to hook thru the new actuator. There isn't much room at the old actuator so putting the dog knot there made sense to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

after the door is off there are some bolts on the metal panel that looks like it holds the actuator in place

do i remove these?

is this the correct steps?

i connect the new rod to the manual locking cam, and bend the rod to fit on the new actuator, after tihs all i gotta do is affix the new actuator somewhere (where do i affix it) and splice the wires in, and done?

what does linkage mean? what do u mean head? is the head the part that is springy and u can pull up and down that has that white thing with the hole in it?

thanks in advance i appreciate u taking ur time to help.

Linkage is the "silver rod" which came with the new actuator. It will link the new actuator to the old actuator. I assume it is about 300 mm long with a right angle (90 degree) bend. After the bend it is about 25mm long. At the end of the 25mm length it terminates with an enlarged head. This head is too big to push through the hole in the old actuator lever hole so it must be ground or filed down. You could enlarge the hole in the old actuator lever but it is plastic and enlarging the hole would make it too weak.

Artbuc-Isn't the end of the rod with the "dog knot" the end that's meant to go through the end of the actuator? And then you cut and bend the other (straight end) in a modified Z (2- 90 degree bends) to fit through the unused hole in the actuator arm. (assuming he has the unused hole, some seem to have a different setup) Maybe I'm not understanding what you were saying but at least that's the way I understand it.

It's really quite easy when you visualize it. I had to do all of my own engineering before I found this site and I replaced all 4 of my DIL's with Ford actuators and made my own rods- a lot more work. I wish I had found this site 1st. before I did her RX, it would have made it a lot easier for me.

I don't think it makes any difference. I put the "dog knot" thru the hole in the old actuator because that is the way the pics showed it on the ClubLexus forum. The linkage rod is not easy to bend. I just bent it into a 180 degree u-bend to hook thru the new actuator. There isn't much room at the old actuator so putting the dog knot there made sense to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FYI

This is the EXACT motor used in the rx300 would it be easier if i just swapped motors?

http://cgi.ebay.com/5-NEW-Mabuchi-Mini-Mot...id=p3286.c0.m14

Since I didn't take the old actuator apart I don't know how easy if would be to replace the motor. I think Code58 did take the old actuator apart because he inspected the old motor to see if he could replace the brushes.

I would say go for it and let us know how you make out. Thanks for the info on the motor.

PS. There is a thread in the ClubLexus forum which gives a detailed description of the motor replacement. I don't know how to post the link but it is in the GS 2nd Generation Forum. Do a search on "actuator" and you will see a thread started by TRD911 on 6/23/07. I don't know if it translates exactly to the RX300, but it contains a tremendous amount of information.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am so close but still too far, have the inside cover open and I can see the inside now, but just don't understand or say don't trust myself to un-screw the original actuator and hook up the new one, specially the rod alligntment, size, etc, Is any of you are in Houston, TX area and help me out, I will pay you or buy you a decent meal or whatever, I hate to put it all back without fixing it. thanks

P.S. please reply to my email: getsw@alltel.net

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FYI

..id=p3286.c0.m14

Since I didn't take the old actuator apart I don't know how easy if would be to replace the motor. I think Code58 did take the old actuator apart because he inspected the old motor to see if he could replace the brushes.

I would say go for it and let us know how you make out. Thanks for the info on the motor.

PS. There is a thread in the ClubLexus forum which gives a detailed description of the motor replacement. I don't know how to post the link but it is in the GS 2nd Generation Forum. Do a search on "actuator" and you will see a thread started by TRD911 on 6/23/07. I don't know if it translates exactly to the RX300, but it contains a tremendous amount of information.

I did crack 3 of the actuators apart (2 of the door and the rear lid actuator) and though I had to figure it all out myself because I hadn't found the accounts of how to do it at that time (that was over 2 1/2 years ago), I still would prefer to do the piggy back. It is really quite easy with the aftermarket universal actuators. I did all 4 of the doors and used donated Ford CV actuators so my linkage was a lot more work but I would still do it that way. With the universal actuators it actually is a lot easier than it was for me. If the "hobby" motor was a direct fit I might be tempted to go that way but from what I remember those that did it had to do a little bit of changing of the fitting on the "business" end of the shaft on the motor. A search should show exactly what had to be done (with pictures). For those that want to change the motor rather than add the actuator, I believe the GS that they did it on is close enough that the instructions should apply to an RX also. By the way, I used a sharp "razor knife" and was able to split the actuator shell open neatly enough that it easily "super glued" back together nicely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am so close but still too far, have the inside cover open and I can see the inside now, but just don't understand or say don't trust myself to un-screw the original actuator and hook up the new one, specially the rod alligntment, size, etc, Is any of you are in Houston, TX area and help me out, I will pay you or buy you a decent meal or whatever, I hate to put it all back without fixing it. thanks

P.S. please reply to my email: getsw@alltel.net

To bad you're not in the So. Cal. area, I would be happy to do it free for you. If you have any mechanical aptitude, once you've done it once you'll see how easy it is and you could come close to doing it with your eyes closed the second time. I would actually use the "dog knot" on the actuator end and use a modified "Z" (2- 90 degrees) on the other end where it attaches to the original actuator. With the door panel off, it shouldn't take more than 1/2 hour to do the actual hook up once you have done 1 and have a clear understanding of what to do (and how easy it is).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FYI

This is the EXACT motor used in the rx300 would it be easier if i just swapped motors?

http://cgi.ebay.com/5-NEW-Mabuchi-Mini-Mot...id=p3286.c0.m14

Saikaiting- I believe you would probably be better off using the motors if they are "the exact" motors and not just close. I didn't have much problem cracking the actuators apart (I split them on the seam with a razor knife) and just "Super Glued" them back together. I prefer the other actuators but it may be too hard for some of the people that need to do this to visualize exactly what to do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am so close but still too far, have the inside cover open and I can see the inside now, but just don't understand or say don't trust myself to un-screw the original actuator and hook up the new one, specially the rod alligntment, size, etc, Is any of you are in Houston, TX area and help me out, I will pay you or buy you a decent meal or whatever, I hate to put it all back without fixing it. thanks

P.S. please reply to my email: getsw@alltel.net

To bad you're not in the So. Cal. area, I would be happy to do it free for you. If you have any mechanical aptitude, once you've done it once you'll see how easy it is and you could come close to doing it with your eyes closed the second time. I would actually use the "dog knot" on the actuator end and use a modified "Z" (2- 90 degrees) on the other end where it attaches to the original actuator. With the door panel off, it shouldn't take more than 1/2 hour to do the actual hook up once you have done 1 and have a clear understanding of what to do (and how easy it is).

First of all thanks for the free offer, I am pretty handy with stuff, actually I am an IT guy and pretty much do anything with desktop/laptop/servers, etc and I get more exicited knowing that it is very easy, it just that I have never done it, do you think and consider talking me through over the phone this weekend, since I have the door panel off, I just need help with attaching the new actuator to the original and hooking up the wiring, I wish you will be able to that, please let me know my email is getsw@alltel.net - Thank you very much in advance...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

can someone explain the installation in laymans terms, for example instead of using the tech words to explain, can u use a more descriptive word, ie/ instead of using linkage can u use words like, new silver rod that came with the new actuator.

it would really help us non tech lingo guys,

please!!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am so close but still too far, have the inside cover open and I can see the inside now, but just don't understand or say don't trust myself to un-screw the original actuator and hook up the new one, specially the rod alligntment, size, etc, Is any of you are in Houston, TX area and help me out, I will pay you or buy you a decent meal or whatever, I hate to put it all back without fixing it. thanks

P.S. please reply to my email: getsw@alltel.net

To bad you're not in the So. Cal. area, I would be happy to do it free for you. If you have any mechanical aptitude, once you've done it once you'll see how easy it is and you could come close to doing it with your eyes closed the second time. I would actually use the "dog knot" on the actuator end and use a modified "Z" (2- 90 degrees) on the other end where it attaches to the original actuator. With the door panel off, it shouldn't take more than 1/2 hour to do the actual hook up once you have done 1 and have a clear understanding of what to do (and how easy it is).

I'm having the same problem with the actuators on my '99 RX300 and have read Indi's suggestion on how to fix. Unfortunately, I'm not mechanically inclined--I'm a bean counter. I am however, in Austin TX, and will offer you the same deal as you did--pay you or a decent meal to fix mine or at least show me how to fix. Houston isn't that far away for me to drive. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me at 2weims1box@myway.com. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...