This is the fix for your Honda Odyssey if it will close, but fails to latch completely. The main problem is the cable or motor that pulls the door in the last inch.
When to Replace: If the sliding door will close, but not latch.
Part Needed:sliding door latch system
Time Needed: 1 hour
- Remove sliding door handle: There is a small clip holding this handle on that is shaped like a horse shoe. You will need to pop it down to get the black handle off. (I used a fork to push down on it from the top.)
- Remove the screw behind the handle: Once the handle is removed you will see a small screw behind it. Simply remove this.
- Pull off the door panel: The next step is to simply pull off the door panel. It is held on by small clips and they will pop out. It may take a little force, but it will come off.
- Unscrew and remove lock: The next step is unscrewing and removing the lock. It is right next to the door handle and is what you use to lock the door manually.
- Pull back plastic cover: There will be a plastic cover over all of the door. The next step is to pull that back. You do not need to pull it all the way off, but simply pull it back and let it hang down far enough to get to the lock actuator that is behind the lock you just removed.
- Open door and remove 3 bolts: Remove the 3 bolts on the back of the door. They are 10mm. These are what holds to latch system inside the door.
- Remove 3 bolts on interior side of door: Next remove the 3 bolts on the back side of the interior part of the door. They are the fine bolts holding in the latch system.
- Remove latch system from door: Now you need to pull the latch system out. It has one wire harness you need to disconnect and a few cables to disconnect. Once those are removed you can work the system out. It will take a little bit of work, but it does come out.
- Replace latch system: Install the new latch system in place of the old one. You can use the link above to find one on Ebay.
- Assembly the door: Reverse the order to put the door back together.