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Rear window will not roll down

I have a 1985 Toyota 4runner - the rear window will no longer roll down - I replaced the switch in the front and bam - no more window - I checked the fuses and can not find where there is a problem - I do not have power to the switch in the front any more (when tested with a tester) - also just for a point of info - the key does not roll down the window from the outside - never has since I owned the vehicle - which has only been a couple of years - any ideas where I might look for something that has blown?

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Yep, I think I have narrowed mine down to the relay, drivers side behind the front seat. (the seat belt retractor runs through it) Remove the panel and follow the factory manual instructions. If you don't have a factory manual, get one, indispensable, but hard to follow. Good luck.



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I had the same problem but it turned out to be the safety switch that is in the drivers side gate latch. To get to it you must roll down the window. I did this by disconnecting the motor and attaching a cordless drill battery to the ternminals at the harness. One way rolls up and switch the connection to roll down. Take off the drivers side latch (three screws on gate edge) and there is a switch inside the latch. My local toyota dealer didnt have the swicth so I just took it out of the loop. This solved my problem, but there is about 4 switches/relays in the gate alone that can give you the same problem.

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