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I took the door panel off..but lost the 3 screws that are

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I took the door panel off..but lost the 3 screws that are right above the door where it closes( the latch ). i went to the hardware store and got some screws that match the thread pattern could this be a reason the latch won't work or is it a bracket I have on wrong?
JA: What is the model/year of your Lexus?
Customer: 2001 300rx
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes with my friend..
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: we had to order a new actuator so we took the door panel off
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  marcpod replied 2 months ago.

Hi there. If you were able to replace the lock actuator and it still does not work, then it must be something else, for instance check wiring power going into the lock actuator. Make sure everything else is good and tight. Use the inside handle to see if the latch opens and closes. Let me know if you have any questions.