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Power Window problem, 1998 Toyota Avalon xls

My driver side window and the passenger side rear window does not work. I replaced the master switch, but this did not help. The driver window had worked intermittently in the past, but stopped completely. The passenger rear window hasn't worked for some time. All other power windows and locks work fine. What do I need to do to get driver window working again? Is there a fuse? etc. that needs replacement too?

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Yes check all your fuses there under the steering column.if all the fuses are good the motors are shot.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, but unfortunately, this is one of those problems that not only one possible error exists. To address you concern, a process of elimination has to be employed:

  • motor - must be bench tested or wired directly to a 12VDc supply to check if it works or not;
  • switch - would require a continuity tester to check if operational;
  • wiring/connectors - would require a continuity tester;
  • fuses - either at the fuse/relay box in the engine compartment near the battery or the one inside the car would require a continuity tester to check.
Pls post back any updates and if you have access to a voltmeter/continuity tester.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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  • Circuit.
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  • GO to Pinpoint Test E .

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