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Passenger side window being stubborn. How do i fix it?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by x2468, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    x2468

    x2468 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i've had this issue with the pass. side window since i bought the truck, My GF has finally nagged me enough to fix it. It goes up and down very slowly, and i have to put my thumb at the base of the button and push down for it to move at all. If i don't give it the right amount of pressure at the base it wont move. Also, if I put the window all the way down, the passenger side button will not move the window. I have to move it up slightly with the control on the driver side for the pass side button to work at all. And then sometimes the passenger side window button doesn't respond to input at all, as if the window lock button is pressed. What do i have to do to fix it? new window motor?
     
  2. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    twfsa

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    Whats MID?

    Take the door panels off and Honda makes a window channel lub.
     
  3. Sep 21, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    bicklebok

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    It almost sounds like you have 2 problems-the passenger switch and the motor. If the window always moves slow no matter which switch you use, the motor is likely going bad.

    I just put a window motor in my truck a few weeks ago. bought it on ebay for about $50. i'm not gonna lie, it was a pretty tough job for someone with my skills.

    Im sure there's a way to test current on the switch and motor, but I never did that on mine so I dont know how.

    You may want to pull the door panel off and make sure everything is on track and not binding before you go any further.
     
  4. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    x2468

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    R u talking about my sig? Mid as in the sound range between base and treble

    Hmm I hadn't thought of the possibility of compound issues.
     
  5. Sep 21, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    Sounds like a bad master switch (driver's side) to me.

    All the power for that window runs through the driver's switch no matter which switch you are using. Obviously the driver's side gets the most use, and most wear.

    Don't know if you can take these apart. I have disassembled switches, filed the contacts flat, and put them back together, but not on a Toyota.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    jpneely

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    i didnt feel like starting a new thread to do this and sorry to threadjack but anyone ever had the little ball joint on the window slide just come out? thats whats causing my problems and i cant get the little bastard back in its joint. anyone know a trick or something?
     
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