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Heya

I have a Gen 11 Corolla (2015 Corolla S Plus).

I'm looking for four new lock actuators ("What!?" I can hear you sarcastically say. ha!). (apparently this is a known issue and a TSB has been issued but no repairs under recall)... Anyhow, the Toyota OEM lock actuators are silly money expensive. The cheapest I've been able to find is ~$220+ per actuator. So my question is, as I look into AISIN brand "OE" replacement lock actuators, which are significantly less expensive than the Toyota OEMs, they list different versions of actuators for Corollas "with Anti-Theft" and "without Anti-Theft".

Can anyone tell me how Theft Deterrent (as listed in the Owner's Mnual) and Anti-Theft is different? Which should I be getting with or without?


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Welcome to TN.

What trim do you have? If it's an XLE or LE, you may have the anti theft alarm made by 3rd party that sells to Toyota. Not sure if it's still VIP by this gen.

You can also contact Toyota customer service and provide the VIN and they can confirm what was installed prior to being sold.

Edit : they might be referring to smart key, which Toyota made available as an option for purchase.
 

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Welcome to TN.
Thanks! (I've been lurking for quite some time. I've always been able to find my answer by searching, this time I was forced to post. ha

What trim do you have? If it's an XLE or LE, you may have the anti theft alarm made by 3rd party that sells to Toyota. Not sure if it's still VIP by this gen.
Trim is an S Plus. (see top of OP) I purchased the car used, and as far as I can tell it doesn't have any options other than what came with the S Plus trim package. I just can't figure out why there would different door lock sets for Anti-Theft.

I think I've settled in that I'll need the AISIN DLT-117, -119, -136, and -138. I was just looking for some reassurance.

You can also contact Toyota customer service and provide the VIN and they can confirm what was installed prior to being sold.

Edit : they might be referring to smart key, which Toyota made available as an option for purchase.
As far as I can tell, I just have Theft Deterrent. Maybe contacting RockAuto or AISIN is the better path since it's AISIN who is differentiating their products.
 

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Theft deterrent devices visually warn thieves the vehicle is protected by an alarm or other antitheft devices.
Eg, red alarm flashing light. decals stating car will use flame thrower in case of attempt or king cobra lives inside and has babies to protect.
Also, deterrent device simply prevents any possibility of theft.
This article here gives you ten ways to do that:
https://www.carinsurance.com/Articles/ten-anti-theft-devices.aspx

Simple mechanical hidden kill switch is about the best way to. Unless you want to add complete system immobilizer to the fuse box and take it key with you home every time.
Remember, there is no protection against impounder truck.
 

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Theft deterrent devices visually warn thieves the vehicle is protected by an alarm or other antitheft devices.
Eg, red alarm flashing light. decals stating car will use flame thrower in case of attempt or king cobra lives inside and has babies to protect.
Also, deterrent device simply prevents any possibility of theft.
This article here gives you ten ways to do that:
https://www.carinsurance.com/Articles/ten-anti-theft-devices.aspx

Simple mechanical hidden kill switch is about the best way to. Unless you want to add complete system immobilizer to the fuse box and take it key with you home every time.
Thank you for the information, however, you apparently only read the Subject and not my complete post. Nor did you look at the attached image. The question is with regard to what's actually on the 2015 Corolla S Plus ("Theft Deterrent") and what feature set AISIN is claiming their replacement lock actuators match (with or with out Anti-Theft System). I'm under the assumption that AISIN is not referring to after-market anti-theft systems. I think AISIN means Theft Deterrent, not Anti-Theft, but I'm not 100% sure and am wary of purchasing actuators, only to get them installed and discover that they are not the correct ones.

So what I guess I really need to know is if Toyota had an "Anti-Theft System" option, in addition to the Theft Deterrent, available.

Remember, there is no protection against impounder truck.
Wrong. Simply make your payments.
 

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I knew Toyota offered smart key since 10th gen, but was a very low buy rate.
Why oh why, would the actuators matter with keyless entry versus the alarm? Rolling code technology?
I agree ...and now you know why I'm trying to figure out Anti-Theft versus Theft Deterrent!
 

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Follow-up:
So I ended up ordering, from RockAuto.com, four replacement lock actuators (parts list below for anyone trying to figure out exactly which to order) and a Door Panel removal kit for my 2015 Toyota Corolla S Plus. The actuator brand was ASIN, and I was under the impression that these were 3rd party after-market actuators. As it turns out these match the "Toyota" ones exactly, and as it goes, ASIN was the OEM. Bingo!

The trim removal kit was a huge time saver and worth the extra $13. Additionally you'll need a 30mm Torx bit for some of the bolts that hold the actuators in place. There are lots of videos on YouTube with instructions for removing inside door trim panels and replacing the actuators.

My final tip is with regard to replacing specifically the the driver's door actuator. I couldn't find any vids detailing this. It took some figuring out and a second stab at removing/replacing the actuator to get it right. You'll need to remove the key lock assembly before you de-install the bad actuator on the driver's door. To remove the key lock assembly, there's a "hidden" bolt (behind a black rubber grommet), located a few inches above the latch (on the latch edge of the door). Once the key lock assembly is removed, replace the actuator and then then re-install the key lock assembly.

Replacing all four actuators took less than two hours en total, and ultimately saved me over $1,600 over the quoted dealer price.

Parts List:
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AISIN DLT119 (DLT-119) Door Lock Actuator
AISIN DLT117 (DLT-117) Door Lock Actuator
AISIN DLT138 (DLT-138) Door Lock Actuator
AISIN DLT136 (DLT-136) Door Lock Actuator

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Follow-up:
So I ended up ordering, from RockAuto.com, four replacement lock actuators (parts list below for anyone trying to figure out exactly which to order) and a Door Panel removal kit for my 2015 Toyota Corolla S Plus. The actuator brand was ASIN, and I was under the impression that these were 3rd party after-market actuators. As it turns out these match the "Toyota" ones exactly, and as it goes, ASIN was the OEM. Bingo!

The trim removal kit was a huge time saver and worth the extra $13. Additionally you'll need a 30mm Torx bit for some of the bolts that hold the actuators in place. There are lots of videos on YouTube with instructions for removing inside door trim panels and replacing the actuators.

My final tip is with regard to replacing specifically the the driver's door actuator. I couldn't find any vids detailing this. It took some figuring out and a second stab at removing/replacing the actuator to get it right. You'll need to remove the key lock assembly before you de-install the bad actuator on the driver's door. To remove the key lock assembly, there's a "hidden" bolt (behind a black rubber grommet), located a few inches above the latch (on the latch edge of the door). Once the key lock assembly is removed, replace the actuator and then then re-install the key lock assembly.

Replacing all four actuators took less than two hours en total, and ultimately saved me over $1,600 over the quoted dealer price.

Parts List:
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AISIN DLT119 (DLT-119) Door Lock Actuator
AISIN DLT117 (DLT-117) Door Lock Actuator
AISIN DLT138 (DLT-138) Door Lock Actuator
AISIN DLT136 (DLT-136) Door Lock Actuator

./s4z
Too bad I didn't see this before you ordered them. I had to just replace the RF door lock actuator on my wife's 2010 Prius. The part was over $300 from the dealer. I found a seller on eBay that refurbishes them that had excellent feedback. The part was $65.98 + $9.50 shipping and included a lifetime warranty when I sent my old part back to him. He even included a prepaid UPS postage sticker in the box with he part. I installed the refurbished part that he sent me and it works perfectly. I'll order from him if I ever need another door lock actuator. I see them for the Corolla for $81.48 + $9.50 shipping and a lifetime warranty.

 
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