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2011 Camry LE: lock problem

Old 11-15-2018, 09:10 AM
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Default 2011 Camry LE: lock problem

Hi, I just got a used 2011 Camry LE. It has bad actuators according to the dealer in driver side and passenger side front door. The dealer would change me a lot to replace these actuators. I wonder if these locks can work with the key like the old days. Basically, you turn key once to lock the driver side door, turn key twice to lock all doors even with bad actuators. Currently, when turning key twice, it will not unlock all the doors. This is annoying since I have to go into the car to reach over to lock the passenger door. Thanks very much for any help to solve this problem.
Old 11-15-2018, 11:55 AM
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The key will still manually unlock the door that lock is mounted on. Its not going to unlock the other doors (turn key twice) as the other door lock actuators (now bad) do this.

The turn key twice routine just signals the door lock computer to power the other door lock actuators. No different then using the key FOB.
Old 11-15-2018, 06:22 PM
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Thanks Joey! I am a newbie and did not know that.
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