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98 4Runner rear window no longer operates

The rear window on my 98 4Runner no longer opens/closes. I have tried the center console switch, the key in the rear door lock, and verified the "child lock" is not pushed activated on the windows. Neither the key nor the switch will open the windo. I have replaced fuses and also checked the motor. The motor on the window works when jump started. What other part could be broken? Is there a relay switch to the motor?

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  • wmorgan37 Nov 26, 2008

    My rear window & wiper also does not work,pretty sure there is 12 volts at the blue wire all the time,also with the relay control box connected will kill battery after a few days.Just wondering what other tests could i do before replacing blue control box.
    Thanks Wade

  • mulandro Dec 14, 2008

    I have had the same problem although intermittently. I'm pretty sure its that relay box. Now I am having weird front windshield wiper problems....my wipers will go on and off sporadically and then sometimes wont turn off...no matter what setting I have them on.

  • joemiata Jan 02, 2009

    What are the other tests you mention? There is a clicking sound from the relay box whenever the rear window switch is toggled- and the same when the key is engaged into the rear hatch door. In addition, my rear wiper arm stopped functioning and I removed the arm. Would the location of the arm have some control over the function of the window (or relay)? I wonder if my relay is good, but with the wiper arm not properly located, the window does not function.

    TIA

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    checked fuses, motor, and switch, all ok, but l/h window will not open. changed switch console and plugged another motor in, but still will not operate.

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Open the rear hatch. Pull off the inner trim panel. Look to see if there is a little box with a bunch of wires connected to it. It may be at the lower edge, driver side. Turn the key on. Test for 12 volts at the solid BLUE wire (there is only 1 solid blue wire) that is connected to the box. Is there power? If not, check the 30 amp POWER fuse. If there IS power, this box may be bad. This is the power window relay for the rear hatch. The wiper/washer and the rear window motor power all come out of this box.
BUT:
Check for power & get back to me before you buy a relay box, there are a few other tests I could share with you before we pronounce the relay box bad...

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    How do I remove the inner trim panel?

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