How to Operate the Locks on a Toyota Previa Van
The Toyota Previa comes with many standard safety features, including antilock brakes, seat belts, hazard lights and antiglare rear view mirrors. One of the most important safety features on any vehicle is the door locking system. Locking the doors helps prevent passengers from being thrown from the protective interior of vehicle in the event of a crash. Locking the doors can also provide a more secure antitheft deterrent. Of course the best lock in the world won’t help unless it is used properly.
- Moderately Easy
- Toyota Previa master key or sub-key
Insert the master or sub-key into the keyhole located on either the driver’s or passenger’s side door handle. Turn the key toward the front of the Previa to lock all doors including the sliding passenger side door.
Insert the master or sub-key into the keyhole on the driver’s side, passenger’s side, or sliding side door handle. Turn the key toward the rear of the vehicle to unlock the door. When inserted in the driver’s side or front passenger’s side lock, the key can unlock both front doors when turned twice toward the rear of the vehicle in quick succession.
Sit inside the vehicle. Locate the manual lock switch above the front door handle of the driver’s or passenger’s side. Press the lock switch forward to lock the door. Press the lock switch backward to unlock the door. Locate the sliding lock switch on the rear sliding door. Slide the lever toward the rear of the car to engage the lock. Slide the lever forward to unlock the door.
Open the sliding side door. Locate the child safety lock on the front of the doorjamb. Slide the lock lever down to activate the child safety lock. This will prevent the sliding side door from opening from the inside. Slide the lock up to deactivate the safety lock.
Insert the master or sub-key into the keyhole to the right of the back door handle. Turn the key counterclockwise to unlock the rear door. Turn the key clockwise to lock the rear door.