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rear slide window

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hmsailor, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:07 AM
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    hmsailor

    hmsailor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    how do you guys open it from the driver seat? its really difficult for me to keep reaching back in a double cab especially with a previously dislocated right shoulder. are there any special tools or mods available?
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:17 AM
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    With my long arms leaning as far as I can with seat back. But that’s just me.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:19 AM
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    Same. Reach back. Access Cab.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:22 AM
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  5. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:26 AM
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    How did you do the electric slider?
     
  6. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:31 AM
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    I have a DC, so it's great!
    And, it's almost invisible behind the rear headrests.
     
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  7. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:37 AM
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    Do a search, must be hundreds of posts for an electric rear window. I installed one 4 years ago - use it often.
     
  8. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:42 AM
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    Gee, thanks for the tip. I hadn't thought of that. o_O
     
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  9. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:50 AM
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  10. Dec 2, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    I'm not sure if there is a "new and improved" way of doing the mod (I did mine many moons ago) but-

    I just propped the latch in the "open" position with a black rubber cone washer, like used in kitchen faucets.

    I double-sided sticky taped the mounts, for the ram, to the stationary and moving glass panes. I used outdoor 3m 20# hold tape, IIRC.

    Wire it up to a DPDT switch, done.

    Exactly once, I had to replace the sticky tape, only on the ram/stationary mount. You may have to do it more often if it is the sun/heat more than mine. At that time, I thought about using epoxy for the ram mounts but decided that it wasn't necessary. (I have used clear epoxy to mount other metal pieces to glass, so I know it would work)
     
  11. Dec 2, 2020 at 8:13 AM
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    Thanks. I was thinking along a different path to implement.

    Although, this is really low on the priority list. Seems like all tasks are during pandemic.
     
  12. Dec 2, 2020 at 8:23 AM
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    IIRC, there was a rear window slider mod that used some cable assembly from a Honda Ridgeline???
     
  13. Dec 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM
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    Apparently, there were some Tacoma models with a power sliding rear window.

    Just reviewed a thread where an owner did this to a 2017 model. Wiring is pretty simple. Motor and cable assembly seems reasonable. Window install needs to be done professionally. Final install looks like OEM, which it nearly is.......
     
  14. Dec 2, 2020 at 9:35 AM
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    How long does it take your window to open and close with
    Would love to see a pic of your modification
     
  15. Dec 2, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    It's slow and a bit noisy. I'll time it but, it probably takes 10 seconds to fully open or close.
     
  17. Dec 2, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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    Dang! that seems ridiculously long...
    Can't imagine having to wait 10 seconds for the window to open every time so I can back my boat or trailer up! :sadviolin:
     
  18. Dec 2, 2020 at 9:57 AM
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    I only opened it when I was taking the dogs somewhere. Now there is a car seat in the way so it never gets opened.

    It’s not worth the mod to me. If it came factory I’m sure I’m sure I would use it more... but it’s one of those “you don’t know what you are missing” kind of things.
     
  19. Dec 2, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    I currently NEVER use that window so 10 seconds would bother me none.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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    dbbd1

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    Here's pics...

    From the back- you can just barely see the chrome actuator rod at the lower edge of the window.
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    From inside

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    From inside, behind the seats

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    And, I guess I'm also using a zip tie on the latch, along with the cone washer.
     
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