1st Generation Toyota Sienna owners are you sick of having your inside rear door button stick in and you can't close your door? No fear... the fix is simple. You can try my simple fix or replace the inside handle which will solve the problem.
Option 1 (Replacement) Parts list:
Dorman 80498 - Gray
Dorman 80499 - Oak
Option 2 (DIY) Parts List:
- White Lithium Grease
- Assorted Sandpaper
- #2 Philips Head Screw Driver
- Flat Head Screw Driver (very small/small tip)
- 10mm metric socket & ratchet (Optional)
- Masking or Duck Tape
REMOVE THE CUP HOLDER
- Pull the cup holder in a inward/downwards motion. Clips are holding this in place. Be firm yet careful.
- Unscrew or use your 10mm to remove the screw inside the hole.
REMOVE THE DOOR TRIM
-Insert a screwdriver between the door and door trim to pry
the trim out. Tape the screwdriver tip before use to avoid scratching the paint.
- Pull the panel away from the door. Again only clips holding these in. FIRM yet CAREFUL
REMOVE THE UPPER & SIDE TRIM COVER
- If you can get your finger behind it just pull it out. Top one first then the side. Use a taped screwdriver if you need additional force
REMOVE THE SERVICE HOLE COVER
-Right above the button you should see a little flat round circle. There is a little slot near the bottom of it, use a small flat head carefully pry that out and remove the screw behind that.
REMOVE THE DOOR HANDLE COVER
- Great a firm grasp on the handle and pull it towards your chest. It should just pop right off.
REMOVE THE INSIDE DOOR HANDLE
- Remove the 3 screws
- Pry with a taped flathead screw driver
- Disconnect the two cables from the handle.
Now you have made it this far. Choose your next step.
Replace the plastic handle with the parts above and reassemble. Just reverse the dismantling process.
Here is the part where we just fix the handle.
REMOVE THE TWO SPRINGS
- JUST PULL UP ON THEM AND GET THEM OFF THE HOOK.
REMOVE THE SLIDE GUIDE
- Lift up from the rear and remove the guide out. The button should just pop out now.
SAND THE MARKED AREA OF THE BUTTON
-Look at the images below and sand where I have arrows. Put a piece of high grit sand paper on a flat surface and rub the button's marked surface area back and forth until you have remove some of the plastic.
|Sand both sides|
Clean off the button and inside of the white plastic area where the button fit in.
TESTING THE FIX
- Put the button back into its slot. Do not add any of the other parts back yet.
-Place the unit in your palms holding the white picece. The button now should face the floor.
- Tap the button from the button up and down. It should go up and down smoothly. If it binds note that spot and sand alittle but more. Repeat this setup unit the everything is smooth.
Reassemble THE INSIDE HANDLE
- Once everything is nice and smooth remove the button again and now spray the inside white area with the grease from above.
-Put the button back in
-Spray the white slide guide, wipe off and excess. Place it back in
-Reinstall the spring.
TEST ONCE MORE..... everything should work without getting caught.
- Do this guide in reverse.
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