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Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician
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Back door does not open I don't hear the motor 2005 toyota 4

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Back door does not open I don't hear the motor 2005 toyota 4 runner
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: 103,647 automatic
JA: Are you fixing your 4Runner yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Disconnect the battery and it will work but then it won't open
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I had the car cleaned the other day and gentleman somehow opened don't know how he didn't unless I have doing something wrong
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you.Have you tried all the optins to open it , remote dash switch? Dose any of them get the motor working? Will it open with the key?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi I have tried with key and it doesn't work. Where is the remote dash switch?
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 1 year ago.

Just to clarify this ,are you referring to the rear tailgate window not working? there should be a switch on the console

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no its not the window its the back door that does not open
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 1 year ago.

do you mean the latch will not open

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
when you press the latch the motor suppouse to turn on and the door opens. i dont hear the motor so i cant open the back door. you tube says to remove the back cover and remove the electronic module and clean it and try it again. it seems pretty simple but before i do that i wanted to see if their is another way.
Expert:  Peter Bagley replied 1 year ago.

from experience they tend to rust up inside the back door so don't be surprised if you see a mess in there. but that's where you have to start.