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Toyota Yaris Power Window Failure Guide

Are you having problems with your Toyota Yaris power windows? Is a window stuck? Get it fixed by looking over these common problems and solutions.

Toyota Yaris Power Window Failure Guide

Is your Toyota Yaris having power window problems? Get it fixed by checking out these likely problems and fixes.

Power windows are a great convenience and while “it is just something that can break,” the odds of something happening are fairly low. Plus, if you do have a problem, it is fairly easy to fix. Here are some likely items that break and how to fix them.

Window Off Track

A window coming off the track is a pretty rare event, however, in order vehicles, it can happen. The window rides between metal tracks that keep it centered. If one of the rails fails and/or something gets off center, you may have a broken track.

In order to check the track, you will need to remove the door panel and examine it. Here is a generic description in how you do this.

  1. First, disconnect the negative power cable to the battery.
  2. Next, look for and remove screws holding the plastic panel to the door frame. Make sure you check not so obvious places like behind the speaker.
  3. Once the screws are removed, use a door removal tool or carefully use a flat handle screwdriver to pop open the plastic clips holding the panel on. As you release these clips, you should hear a clicking sound.
  4. With the door panel loose, lift up and remove the panel. Make sure you keep your eyes out for an electrical cable connecting the power window/door lock switches to the interior door. Unhook this connection.
  5. Next, you should see a plastic shroud. Carefully peel back this shroud.
  6. With the shroud peeled back, you can now properly examine the rails and the window.

Window Regulator

If your window rails look good, but you still have a problem, you likely have a dead window regulator motor. This motor raises the window up and down.

In order to replace it, follow the steps above to remove the door panel. Then, find the window regulator by matching it to a new one. You can purchase a new one at your local Toyota dealer or online at parts.olathetoyota.com.

Door Lock/Window Fuse

Quite often the problem is a blown fuse. If this is the case, you should also have a problem with your door locks as well. If both systems aren’t working, open the fuse box and find a fuse labeled door lock/window. Replace this fuse with a new one.


Written by Tim Esterdahl