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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 05:20 PM
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Re: Broken Liftgate handle Repaired 2000 Sienna

Hey Guys,

I went use the rear hatch and it won't open again!!

I left the back panel off and tried to tug on the wire to release the lock, but it's stuck. Tried to press the buttons for the remote to unlock the rear hatch and no luck as well. Any idea of what is happening with this thing? The microswitch seems to be working.

Regards, JC.

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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-13-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: Broken Liftgate handle Repaired 2000 Sienna

Well I figured it out. I had to remove the cable from the door handle and then wiggle it a bit to unlock the door. It appears that the cable didn't have enough play and therefore it didn't take the tension off the cable.

I also had to bend the machine screw up a bit that I put it to fix the handle. I took some pics, I will have to edit and post them soon.

Regards, JC.

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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-01-2012, 03:35 PM
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Re: Broken Liftgate handle Repaired 2000 Sienna

There is a great video tutorial on replacing the hatch handle on youtube titled-
How To Install Replace Tailgate or Rear Hatch Handle Toyota Sienna 98-03 1AAuto.com
[video=youtube;cn86h_KnAYg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn86h_KnAYg[/video]
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-09-2012, 09:30 PM
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Re: Broken Liftgate handle Repaired 2000 Sienna

the liftgate handle on my 2002 Sienna broke three months ago. I watched the video from
[h=3]Scottykilmer.com about repairing it. it was a great video![/h]I removed the handle, but recognized that it can be repaired. I glued the broken parts together with crazy glue, but realized it can't possibly hold against the bending. So I drilled two 1/8 holes perpendicular through the broken surface and used two long metal screws to reinforce the glue. I also dropped a few drops of the glue into the hold before driving in the screws.

I reinstalled the device, it has been perfect ever since. I think the screws is stronger than the whole plastic profile.
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 12:02 AM
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Re: Broken Liftgate handle Repaired 2000 Sienna

The rear tailgate handle (OEM P/N 69090-08010) is plastic. You can replace it with a die-cast metal handle from Dorman Products (Item No. 79600). This part is available through your local auto parts store or various online suppliers (visit your favorite search engine and search the phrase Dorman 79600).

Here is a video of how-to install the Dorman rear tailgate handle: [video=youtube;cn86h_KnAYg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn86h_KnAYg[/video]
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you can get the replaceable parts from www.amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Sienna-...iftgate+handle
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Hey Guys,

I went use the rear hatch and it won't open again!!

I left the back panel off and tried to tug on the wire to release the lock, but it's stuck. Tried to press the buttons for the remote to unlock the rear hatch and no luck as well. Any idea of what is happening with this thing? The microswitch seems to be working.

Regards, JC.

I am playing with my latch now. Something wrong in the latch itself. My handle was broken. Removed and replaced the handle. It worked fine until I cycled the door locks. Came on here and looking for answers to that issue.
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post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 09:15 PM
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I am playing with my latch now. Something wrong in the latch itself. My handle was broken. Removed and replaced the handle. It worked fine until I cycled the door locks. Came on here and looking for answers to that issue.
Leave the door panel off and close the rear hatch. Then bring yourself a flashlight and keyfob to try and lock the doors while you sit in the rear of the van. I'm thinking you have the cable installed incorrectly. Maybe you disconnected the wire before you unlocked/locked the door and the actuator is the wrong position?

Regards, JC.

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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 07:43 PM
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Re: Broken Liftgate handle Repaired 2000 Sienna

I replaced the rusty but still sorta working liftgate handle on my 2000 Sienna today.

One good thing about fleet vehicles (vehicles that were used as cop cars, taxis etc) is that the parts that fail all the time end up being made by aftermarket companies (translation Made in China), thus my replacement handle with shipping was $12. It was advertised as all metal but the handle itself is all plastic.

In the 1st attached pic, the red arrow points to where the problem, I think, is. The metal rod passes through a hole that when rusted seizes up and it's game over.

So I cut a stainless steel antenna (see second pic) to make a replacement for the original metal rod and painted the black bracket part with some Interlux paint (3rd pic). I cut a notch in the stainless steel rod so I could add a C-clip (4th pic). The stainless steel antenna rod is tapered so the other end of the rod won't pass through the hole so doesn't need a C-clip.

My vehicle is missing the clip that holds the license plate light cover on so I used Goop to affix that, and had to use a piece of wood to hold it there until it cured (last pic).

I live near the ocean and could tell that left the way the new handle arrived, I'd be lucky if it worked for a year.
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