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REAR DOOR AND WINDOW DO NOT WORK

2004 Lexus ES 330

Interior problem
2004 Lexus ES 330 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles

On one of the rear doors neither the window nor the door can be opened. The door can be opened only from outside, the window does not open neither from the rear control button nor from the driver button. The light in the window rear control button flashes twice at fixed intervals.I assume this is some error code but I can't seem to find an explanation about what it means anywhere.
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Bula
August 20, 2009.




Hello –

While I am checking out the manual…………. To better assist you is it your right or left rear door?

While I am waiting for your info on left or right door, I will be starting to review. Also, please open the rear door, the one that is the problem and see if there is a safety switch on the side that you can switch from child to normal…. If there is please switch to the opposite and see if that works.

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Please let us know if what the final fix was for your car so we can better assist others. Thanks!

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ImpalaSS
Aug 21, 2009.
It is the left side - behind the driver. It might be that the child safety switch in the door is deffective. It is in the off position but it does not make any difference if I move it to on.

If I move the other door's (the one that works fine) switch to 'on' I get the same result as the deffective side - the door opening handle behaves the same.

How difficult is it to open the door panel?Do you have the instructions?

Tiny
Bula
Aug 22, 2009.
Hello –

Thanks for the info……….

First please check PWR NO 4 fuse and make sure it is good

If it is good here is the info on the door panel removal………this is for an overhall so I only gave you up to the point of the door panel being removed.

The first pic is an overall pic of the door


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_f18_1.jpg



1. REMOVE POWER WINDOW REGULATOR SWITCH ASSY REAR

a. Using a screwdriver, remove the power window regulator switch assy rear, then disconnect the connector.

HINT:

Tape up the screwdriver tip before use.

Fig. 25: Removing Power Window Regulator Switch Assy Rear


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Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

2. REMOVE REAR DOOR INSIDE HANDLE
BEZEL PLUG LH
a. Using a screwdriver, remove the rear door inside handle bezel plug.

HINT:

Tape up the screwdriver tip before use.

Fig. 26: Removing Rear Door Inside Handle Bezel Plug LH


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Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

3. REMOVE REAR DOOR TRIM BOARD SUB-ASSY LH

a. Remove the 2 screws.

b. Using a screwdriver, remove the rear door trim board.

HINT:

Tape up the screwdriver tip before use.

c. Remove the inside handle, then disconnect the 2 cables from the rear door lock assy.

Fig. 27: Removing Rear Door Trim Board Sub-Assy LH


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Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

4. REMOVE REAR DOOR SERVICE HOLE COVER LH

a. Disconnect each connector and remove the rear door service hole cover.

NOTE: Remove the remained tape on the body side.

On step 3 where you are removing the door panel……..the do make a tool for this also…..I have attached the pic


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Also, I have attached a door panel showing the clips that you are pulling out…..for me, I purchase enough for the door panel first. They always break for me….maybe not all of them but for the cost it is better to have them on hand to put the panel back on when ready….you can always take them back.

Just work slow if you have never done this before…….you might consider after you check it remove the other door (after calling the parts department to make sure both sides have the same part number) and put the right one on the left and see if that corrects the problem. If so, great. You will have to purchase extra clips though.

Please let us know how it goes

Thank you very much for the donation

Please let us know if what the final fix was for your car so we can better assist others. Thanks!

Find a car repair manual for your car repair questions.

ImpalaSS
Aug 22, 2009.

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