Is your Toyota Sequoia having power window problems? Is one window stuck? Get the problem fixed by following the common solutions in this guide.
Power windows are a really nice feature when they work. When they don’t, it is more than just a minor annoyance. Adding to the frustration is not having a manual level to override them. Fortunately, the power window system is relatively simple. Below you will find common problems along with their solutions.
Fix A Window Regulator
One of the main causes of power window issues is a dead window regulator. The regulator is a motor that powers the windows up and down. When this motor gives out due to age or a malfunction, your window will not stay up. Luckily, fixing this problem means simply swapping out the motor. You can find a replacement motor online.
In order to swap out the motor, you will need to follow these generic steps to getting the door panel off:
- First, disconnect the negative power cable to the battery.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Next, you should see a plastic shroud. Carefully peel back this shroud.
- With the shroud peeled back, you can now see the window and regulator. Simply swap it out.
Fix An Off-Track Window
Another problem could be the window coming off its track. While this is a pretty rare problem, it can occur as the door ages over time.
In order to see if this is your problem, follow the instructions above to take off the door panel. Then, carefully examine the door rails and fix them accordingly.
Fix A Door Lock/Window Fuse
If both your door locks and windows aren’t operating, you likely have a bad fuse. Inside the fuse box is one labeled “door lock/window” and it controls both systems. In this case, you will want to simply swap out the bad fuse for a new one.