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Xtra cab Quarter Window Latch Repair

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by redruM69, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    01TacoBuz

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    Same here, I think I have opened them twice
     
  2. Feb 12, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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    scocar

    scocar being weird again....still

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  3. Feb 12, 2012 at 5:52 AM
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    One of mine broke. Sub'd.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    Hillingdoner

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    subbbbbb

    Let me know when they are in and I'll take a set just to be on the safe side.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    twfsa

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    One of mine were broke when I bought the truck, I bought replacements from the other after market vendor and they are shit altho they fit the window,it does not close as tight as the oem latches, I don't open the windows so I am not going to replace with oem in the future.
     
  6. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    Man...both mine are broke as well, I didn't know this was such a common problem.
    Now I just gotta see which parts are busted up.

    Thanks OP!
     
  7. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    never had a problem with mine ( i rarely open the windows though). *knock on wood*

    but for $12 or whatever it is, I might just preemptively take care of this.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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  9. Feb 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    I am interested also... Please let us know when available.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    Not looked at the OE close yet (both ours are okay so far knock on wood), but looking at the picture from the OP what does everyone think about maybe fitting some sort of plastic washers either side of this piece?

    Looks like there is loads of room and just wondered if it would give smoother operation and maybe less chance of possible noise/wear later down the road.

    Think it is worth doing and would be helpful?

    OR am I just crazy as usual?

    Any ETA on these pieces?
     
  11. Feb 13, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    redruM69

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    3" Leveling kit Aluminum Window Latch Pivots :)
    After this first major batch, I may look into making these full width, and fitting them with nylon bushings. But then cost goes up.
    So far these work really well as is, although they are a little stiff by design. I don't see wear being a major problem unless you are opening and closing them 50 times a day. :)
     
  12. Feb 13, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    i will take a set
     
  13. Feb 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    will these fit on the first gen tundras also?
     
  14. Feb 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    My step dad has a 03 and I always get stuck in the back jump seat. Well I've managed to brake both latches in my quest for fresh air. They are broke in a way such that they do keep the windows closed for now, but I would love to purchase some of your billet ones and surprise him with the fix. Oh and someone was making these, but the link to it no longer works from other forums on the subject...jsimotorsports...also seen complaints about ordering, but no part, no response and the phone number not working. Not sure whats up w/that.

    So do you re-use the exisitng drift pins or would your kit come with pins??

    Regards

    Don
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  15. Feb 13, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    One of mine is zip tied close... definitely think about about it. Will have to get some bolts or something though since all the other peices are gone as well...

    ...mulls over whether to buy a 12 pack or these...
     
  16. Feb 14, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    In for a set.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    Im in for a set mine are fine but who knows if they will snap like everyone eleses.
     
  18. Feb 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    3" Leveling kit Aluminum Window Latch Pivots :)
    Thats a good question. Are the tundra latches the same part? Can you show me a picture of your tundra latch?


    The original pins are utilized.
     
  19. Feb 14, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    I am interested in a set for my friend. I bought a pair about 2 years ago for $30 from another site. They have been sold out for a long time. Your price is so much better.
     
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