My cable is also frayed. Can I cut the cable & just make door manual? on 2006 Toyota Sienna

Dealership will fix it for $1500. I bought my van less than a year ago. It was certified & I'm having issue with passenger side door & driver mirror!!!

by in Gastonia, NC on April 04, 2013
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2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by , April 04, 2013
Door mirrors are not cable operated in most cases that I see, and if they need to be replaced it may mean they need to be painted to match car color. That alone drives the cost way up. Sometimes aftermarket replacement mirrors are available or used from salvage yard if you want to chance that.
ANSWER by , April 04, 2013
Silly question , but if it was 'certified' , are you still under warranty? Have you checked YOUR paperwork , rather than going along with what they are trying to sell you? Sometimes they get paperwork (and computer info) wrong , for $1500.00 , I'd check.
COMMENT by , April 04, 2013
Yes it expired a month before the door broke. I just want to know if I cut the cable can I operate the door manually?
COMMENT by , April 05, 2013
Not understanding what cable you are speaking of....what part of the door are you having a problem with?
COMMENT by , April 05, 2013
If you are referring to a power sliding door , then yes, if you cut the cable at each side and remove as much as possible , then yes you can just operate it manually, as long as no other components are broken or worn to where they interfere with the doors travel.