There seem to be many threads about issues with the power sliding doors (that apparently only appear once the vehicle is out of warranty...) So, in the interests of bringing everything into one place on this, I thought I'd kick off this thread.
I think the main thing that most people want to know is once their power doors give out, how they can physically disable/remove the power door system so that they can actually open their door. This is what I would most like to know - I can't imagine that you need to open up the whole door to cut a few cables! Is there no one here who has done this before?
To help the discussion, I have attached excerpts from the 2004 Sienna service manual, as well as a relevant TSB on the subject.
Anyone out there with pictures, first hand experience, please reply! Thanks!