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1998 toyota driver side window switch will not run any windows but lock button still works

All other windows switches work fine door locks work fine master door lock switch works fine ONLY NO WINDOW use from Drivers Master switch ANY WINDOW does anyone know if/where there are relays for master switch? new switch installed, still same problem. window motor tested, works fine with jumper 12v direct driver window "USED TO" work, sometimes, but has totally quit when master switch assy removed, NO WINDOWS WORK please only comments from experienced knowledgable persons, no guesses, as I can outguess any of you with imagination please don't waste my time if you don't KNOW what you are talking about. thanks, ed

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  • Ed Greason
    Ed Greason Jan 03, 2013

    what ground wires? there are about 20 or more wires to the switch. no way to disconnect any wires but unpluging the connector and none are identified.tried the test light on some of the exposed "metal" contact looking things, not able to identify though, because inside they have a pc board and they go all over the place. found NO power to entire switch, only when button pushed, and window moved. I don't have 4 hands, so I couldn't do this totally, anywys, there is nothing to tell me which "contact" goes to which window on which side of switch or anything else. your "check" ground wires solution is just a basic electronics first step, and of course useless. any real help from an experienced person would be great. thanks anyways.

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"...when master switch remove, NO WINDOWS WORK"
This is correct--your master switch is part of the total circuit for all the windows to operate. Assuming the other windows work on their "relative" switches (passenger switch works passenger window etc.), you can assume this; it is not a relay problem. You only have one relay--a bad one would affect all window switches.
First, check your ground wires! Disconnect, clean (abrasively) and reattach)
Second, use a test light (starting at the master switch terminal) to determine if and why it's not getting voltage.

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

Testimonial: "another "mechanic" that cant read? the question was "all other windows work fine on their own, only the master control drivers panel DOES NOT WORK" I have this same problem and have been searching for over a year now with no answers. hope someone can help!"

  • Terry Stu
    Terry Stu Dec 20, 2014

    After reviewing, I believe I read, understood and responded correctly, Ed. Sorry to see that apparently you don't understand my response and could only respond with a snide comment. Not a big surprise that you're still scratching your head for a year now.

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i know on some toyotas, you do not need to remove the door panel just the handle where the switch assembly is located...if the panel around the switches is plastic then pry GENTLY up on the plastic to dislodge it from the door handle and inspect connections there...if everything checks out fine, then check fuses...perhaps this was a problem for so long that the window motor finally blew a fuse. if so replace both fuse and motor...if fuses okay, then with a long screw driver locate any screws under the door handle, bottom of the door panel, mirror panel etc, and remove...then gently pry outwards on door panel until it is released. disconnect your harness at the window motor and hook in a test light and operate the switch..if light illuminates, replace motor..if not, then replace switch or switch panel..which ever/.

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