Thanks for the reply @Kernal,Did you hook the actuator back up to the harness to see if it moves when you press the door lock/unlock button?
Were the small arms all attached? All plastic clips that hold the small arms
to the lock mechanism intact?
If the actuator doesn't move at all you could try a search for door+ actuator+motor in the 80 section.
The small motor inside the actuator sometimes goes bad. One vendor on this forum (? Absolute Wits End maybe) sells just the motor. @NLXTACY
Here's one previous discussion:
Hello all: I have a 1993 FJ 80 and the driver door lock does not work when the lock button is pushed. It moves a little, but will not throw the locking mechanism. Reading the forums, I found this thread: https://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series-cruisers/237827-door-lock-actuator-replacement.html...forum.ih8mud.com
And then one person found a cracked actuator arm inside the actuator:
alright, I'm done searching. I took apart the actuator and know that I need a new motor. Can anyone point me in the direction to buy JUST the motor? The motors are cheap, I just need to know where to find them and exactly which one works. Amazon and eBay have some, but I'm not sure about the...forum.ih8mud.com