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Hello,

The first button (most used) of my garage door opener buttons is pushed into the overhead console housing. I've search the forum but didn't have any luck finding an answer.

Help!?

Thanks,

Kathy
 

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Re: 2005 Sienna garage door button pushed in

Hi and Welcome!
Sorry about your problem.

My guess is that if you were to somehow disassemble the components you will see that either the internal "backing" of the button has either broken/cracked or has somehow gotten dislodged or misaligned. Depending upon the design and construction, you may or may not be able to "fix" it with some glue or tape. Another possibility is that the "button" has turned itself "inside-out".....I forget if they are a soft or hard button. I don't use my Homelink buttons. I am just guessing.

YMMV.
Good Luck!! 8)
 

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Re: 2005 Sienna garage door button pushed in

Disassembling the console would be the first step. Otherwise, there are over a dozen of these on Ebay at any given time. Just search for toyota sienna console.
 

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Where to find Homelink buttons

Like a few people here, I had one of my Homelink buttons break on my 2007 Sienna. Taking the overhead console down and getting to the broken part was no big deal. All of the buttons (homelink, compass, E/M) are connected to a single plastic piece which looks like it would be easily replacable. I took it to my local dealer and they said they did not sell just the plastic piece, but only a whole overhead console for $600. Seems a bit step when I just need one button.

I cannot find a part number on the buttons themselves, but they are housed in a piece that has the number 1255943 on it, so maybe that piece is sold with the buttons in it. My problem is that I cannot find a place that has that part number and I have searched around on the internet and cannot find that piece. Anyone with any suggestion as to where I can find that?

Thank you very much.
 

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Re: Where to find Homelink buttons

Did you try ebay or your local craigslist?

I saw this on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200420102668&category=33695&_trksid=p2773.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D18%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D54

It's US$49 plus $15 UPS Ground shipping in the USA only. There are other ones on ebay. Just search for "Sienna overhead" and you will get more results. I would ask the seller to make sure that none of the plasic buttons are broken before buying. If you want to save on shipping cost or if they don't ship to where you live, you could find a seller that is closer to you and ask them if they allow local pick up.

Since all you're changing is the button, it doesn't matter what the trim color is. Good luck.
 

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Re: Where to find Homelink buttons

Thank you jh818. I may end up trying that. It is certainly cheeper than the $600 for a new one, but stull $65 for all I need is a button is a bit steep. I think I will try a few junk yards first.

Any one know of a good website that may have the more obscure parts?
 

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Re: Where to find Homelink buttons

I would like to know if there is such a website. I have been looking for obscure parts. Just try to find a replacement connector for the voltage regulator on the alternator.
 

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I also have this issue. I also got the $650 quote for the complete part (electronics and all). I have called Toyota and am trying to see if I can just get the buttons. I can tell you as an engineer - these buttons were not well designed.
 

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mgoeckner said:
I also have this issue. I also got the $650 quote for the complete part (electronics and all). I have called Toyota and am trying to see if I can just get the buttons. I can tell you as an engineer - these buttons were not well designed.
Agreed! We simple stuck the button in place so that it's not hanging loose, and transferred the homelink to a different button. WAPOS.
 

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Toy(car)ota was no help. (No big surprise.) However searching thru the ether I found this:
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314025

I have fixed my button this way - total cost ~ $8 for glue and a bunch of wasted time with Toyota.
We tried that. Unfortunately, it didn't work for us, so DH simply solidly fixed the button into place.
 

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I just watched the video and fixed ours ... took me all of a half hour in total, including waiting for the glue gun to warm up. :)

The hardest part was pulling the dome light assembly off the ceiling ... those rear barbs were really tight for me and felt like I was going to break some plastic.

I also have a couple of those little instrument lights that are out ... now that I know what they look like I will replace those soon as well.

-- John
 
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