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I am not able to roll down the rear window on my 92 4runner, wich means i cannot open the tail gate either. I have tried everything I thought might work but no success. I hear a click sound in the rear when i push the button in the up/down position to operate the window, and also while using the key on the tail gate. is there a common reason for this problem? a bad relay maybe?

Anyone who knows whats going on let me know, I appreciate any help!
 

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Bad relay or bad window motor. Also, NEVER try to put the window down in the cold, you will fry a motor more often than not.
 

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No. Neither the button or the key in the back works to roll it down. I just hear a clicking sound when trying to activate the motor. I even pulled the panel off the inside of the tailgate to get to the motor and to see whats going on... but i cant tell. I also manually unlocked the tailgate and unlatched it and tried to shake things around a little, but still nothing except the warning beeper that indicates the rear door is not latched.... I can tell this could get expensive once i take it to the dealer...
 

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I just stumbled across this thread. The relay is the most common cause for this problem. I sell the relay control unit for the rear window on a regular basis with much success. I sell them cheap vice a dealers price - the dealers want around $200 for this part.

I sell them thru ebay all the time, you can see the part here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8025373605


If you need to just buy one directly I can do that too.


Take care,

Chris

aka: Chaser_Tourer on Ebay
 

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jbob56 said:
what about if you can roll it down with the button, but not with the key?
In that case, it is most likely the switch in the tailgate.
I think in this case its a burnt up motor or relay. Its a pretty common problem on vehicles with this style tailgate (where you have to roll the window down to lower the gate).
 

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CDUFF7 said:
I just stumbled across this thread. The relay is the most common cause for this problem. I sell the relay control unit for the rear window on a regular basis with much success. I sell them cheap vice a dealers price - the dealers want around $200 for this part.

I sell them thru ebay all the time, you can see the part here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8025373605


If you need to just buy one directly I can do that too.


Take care,

Chris

aka: Chaser_Tourer on Ebay
Not trying to be a jerk, but please read this: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t1779.html
You arent allowed to post links to any products you sell or link any of your Ebay ads in the any of the sections other than the classified ones.
I know you are just trying to help, but next time do it in a PM or something, please. Ok?
:thumbsup: (Im not a moderator, but this section has no moderator and it needed to be said)
 

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No problem and Im glad you didnt take offense to that. Like I said, Im not a moderator and I have no power around here whatsoever. I just post a lot. :lol:
 

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Have you checked your rear wiper - there is a switch inside that acts as a cutout - if the wiper does not fully go up - it will not make the switch and prevent the rear window from working.


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i looked at the rear wiper... but it appears to be seated against the stop. is the switch internal?
 

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Switch is internal and the relay is next to your cubby hole (drivers side in the USA) - you must remove some plastic trim to get in there.
 

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Also, if you can, remove the inspection plate from the door, here in the midwest it is common for the the window tracks to corrode and roller from the regulator gets wedged in the track, not allowing the window to open.
 

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The biggest problem is if you can not roll down the window - you can't open the rear door which makes taking things apart and troubleshooting a royal pain.
 

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Yea, it's pain in the ars, but you have to work from the inside of the vehical, try to get the glass as far down as you can to drop the gate, then diagnose the problem.
 

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CDUFF7 said:
Switch is internal and the relay is next to your cubby hole (drivers side in the USA) - you must remove some plastic trim to get in there.

when I said cubby hole I should have given more info...in the cargo area you have two covered cubby holes to put tools, etc. as you face the rear of the truck it will be the one on the left side - getting to it is not all that easy but if you take enough trim off it is not that bad.
 

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CDUFF7 said:
Switch is internal and the relay is next to your cubby hole (drivers side in the USA) - you must remove some plastic trim to get in there.

Yeah I hear the clicking sound from behind the plastic by the cubby hole. so once i get to the relay how can i tell if its bad?
 
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