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#1 Old 05-19-2010, 05:51 PM
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Rear WIndow and Windshield Wiper 2005 Sequoia Limited

My rear window will no longer go down, and the associated wiper wont work. Heard the easy fix is banging on one of the modules. If that does not work what is the likely fix.

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I've yet to meet a Sequoia owner who has NOT run into this problem. Our own 2003 worked sporadically from the day we bought it new in April 2003 until it died completely. The Toyota dealer will act like they've never heard of this issue while wanting $700 plus to fix it. With only a 90 day warranty on the repair, my recommendation is to just get used to it not working.
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Do a little more search on the "rear window dead" etc. I'm not sure if teh fix was here or on tundrasolutions. The fix takes about 20 minutes total and involves removing a stop and spring in the rear hatch after you take off the trim panel.

I did mine while I was fixing my broken latch which is also common.
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Here's a link to a TSB that everyone raves about on the tundrasolutions forum:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/sk...840_01_seq.pdf

I will be performing this fix in the next week or so on our 2002 when I also replace a lock actuator on the liftgate (found some sources online at about $30 less than dealer price).

If you do find you need a motor, there are places online that sell remanufactured motors for $60 or less, but they are specific to the liftgate, though others have reported a similar year 4Runner motor also works.

I have found that the dealer personnel want to replace rather than do a repair -- less headaches for them and more profit.

A little research for the consumer pays off.

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Here's a link to a TSB that everyone raves about on the tundrasolutions forum:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/sk...840_01_seq.pdf

I will be performing this fix in the next week or so on our 2002 when I also replace a lock actuator on the liftgate (found some sources online at about $30 less than dealer price).

If you do find you need a motor, there are places online that sell remanufactured motors for $60 or less, but they are specific to the liftgate, though others have reported a similar year 4Runner motor also works.

I have found that the dealer personnel want to replace rather than do a repair -- less headaches for them and more profit.

A little research for the consumer pays off.
Let me add that MANY of those with problems didn't actually need a motor. After just doing step 14 (remove the stop and spring) one tap on the motor and all was working well again.

From that point just make sure you operate at least once per month (same as when you are supposed to do with the 4 wheel drive system)

Mine was still working when my handle broke so I removed the stop while I was there and continues to work fine (crosses fingers while typing)

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And all along I thought I was just an idiot and didn't know how to work the rear window! It didn't seem too hard...just push the button on the dash or the remote. SO now I understand...

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I did the fix from the TSB this past weekend. Worked perfectly. I modified step 14 a little based on what I read in another thread on this topic. I didn"t actually remove the spring and stopper, I just slid the mechanism over a little (loosen the two bolts, slide the stopper down and to the right - toward the driver's side - about 1/4 inch. Very easy fix.

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