How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Skyvisions Your Own Question

Skyvisions
Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 12924
Experience:  Toyota Master Diagnostic
Type Your Toyota Question Here...
Skyvisions is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How much should it cost to replace the remote keyless entry

Resolved Question:

How much should it cost to replace the remote keyless entry door lock actuators in the two rear doors of a 2006 Toyota Camry?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

Depending on your specific vehicle identification number the actuators for the rear doors are part of the lock assembly which retails for $297. If you go to www.MetroToyotapartsnow.com you can purchase them wholesale online for about $218. If you have someone install them they will charge you probably 1 to 1.5 hours in labor times your local labor rate figure about $100 per hour. These numbers are for one door.

 

Skyvisions

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
My dealer wants just over $1000 to do both doors. So that is high but not unreasonable?
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

If you figure he is charging you full retail at $300-$320 apiece for the actuators then probably three hours total labor at at least $100 per hour that puts you right at $940. I would say that's probably about normal for the dealer. About the only way you would be able to save any money would be to buy the parts wholesale online then have someone install them at a lesser rate. You may consider asking the dealership for some goodwill assistance if they have any available to offer. Perhaps they would do a 50 /50 split. It never hurts to ask especially if you have a good service history with the dealer.

 

Skyvisions

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
By the following did you mean cut the labor cost in half?
"You may consider asking the dealership for some goodwill assistance if they have any available to offer. Perhaps they would do a 50 /50 split. It never hurts to ask especially if you have a good service history with the dealer."
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

Most dealerships have some leeway on vehicles that are out of warranty and this car is out of warranty probably because it is 3 years and 36,000 miles on electrical items and components. The dealers have the discretion to offer assistance such as 50-50 split which basically means you pay half the bill and they pay half the bill as a goodwill gesture. Sometimes they can offer to pay for the parts if you pay for the labor. It is up to the dealership entirely and their District rep. If you've never had this vehicle service at the dealership or any dealerships it's probably not likely that they're willing to assist you in this way.

 

Skyvisions

Skyvisions, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Toyota
Satisfied Customers: 12924
Experience: Toyota Master Diagnostic
Skyvisions and 5 other Toyota Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Skyvisions replied 4 years ago.

You're welcome and I wish you well and hope that you get some assistance. If you need anything in the future just ask for me, Skyvisions, and I will get back to you.

 

Skyvisions

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU! Jughead USA
< Last | Next >
  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I've got my baby back. Tomorrow I will get a tank of high octane, remove the top, go for a long long ride and enjoy my car. THANK YOU! Jughead USA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Chris (aka-Moose)

    Auto Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    278
    16 years of experience
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka-Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka-Moose)

    Auto Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    278
    16 years of experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EU/eurotec/2012-6-11_13153_mpjaphoto.64x64.JPG Marty's Avatar

    Marty

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    167
    ASE & Bosch Master Tech. 30 years experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AM/amedee/2013-10-24_23656_Amedee1.64x64.jpg Amedee's Avatar

    Amedee

    Toyota Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1132
    ASE Master Technician advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CA/caprio23/2014-4-30_201741_20121205122939.64x64.jpg Anthony's Avatar

    Anthony

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    373
    ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp. in this field.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    9
    Toyota tech. ASE Certified Technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SK/skyvisions/2012-6-9_23736_JACropped3.64x64.jpg Skyvisions's Avatar

    Skyvisions

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    11403
    Toyota Master Diagnostic
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/genchigenbutsu/2009-05-09_003043_cimg16431.jpg Genchi Genbutsu's Avatar

    Genchi Genbutsu

    Toyota Master Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    3425
    Toyota Certified Master Diagnostic Technician, ASE Master Technician with L1 Advanced Engine