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Toyota highlander window opens by itself

My mother-in-law's driver side power window sometimes will randomly open by itself. She said it sometimes happens while she is driving and sometimes she will return to the car in a parking lot to find that it opened while the car was parked. She is able to put the window back up when this happens but it is a security problem and I am afraid she is going to get something stolen when this happens. Any idea how to fix this?

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  • Barry Woodward
    Barry Woodward Jan 01, 2014

    Yes sorry - she is able to raise the window normally when this happens, and she's able to raise and lower the window normally all the time. The only malfunction is when it will sometimes randomly lower on its own

  • Dan M
    Dan M Jan 06, 2014

    Barry, It sure sounds like a short in wiring going to the window motor. If you have a schematic and know how to check for shorts you might find it; otherwise,you need to get help from a trusted repair shop or a local dealer. Good luck.

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You don't mention HOW she "puts the window back up" - does the power window work OK when raising or lowering the window.
There may a short circuit causing the window motor to turn on.
Let me know if the window operates normally sometimes; and whatever information or description you might have.

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