Lexus Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Lexus Expert
hello, do you hear any noise from the door lock actuator when you press the lock/unlock button?
Does it try to move or just a ticking noise?
Sounds like a bad actuator.
Ok, you will have to remove the interior door handle and pull the linkage manually
The panel does not need to be broken. After you remove the cover plate for the interior door handle, you can taeke it off by removing the screws behind the plate.
Unfortunately that is the only way to remove it with the door closed.