Power windows not working can you help me fix it?

Tiny
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  • 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 85,000 MILES
Driver's window at times stops working, won't go up or down. I removed window switch and reinstalled it, has been working since. How do I diagnose whether it is a switch or a regulator problem?
Sunday, October 21st, 2012 AT 10:44 PM

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Tiny
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This sounds like window motor.try holding the switch and bang on the door panel see if it starts working.only other way you need a test light for quick voltage checks.test that voltage going through the switch to the motor. This guide will show you how.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/electric-window-repair

Here are the window wiring diagrams so you can see how the system works. Also check the system fuses and the power relay locations below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2021 AT 2:11 PM
Tiny
PLBULLA
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It was the power relay for me all fixed got the part from Toyota cost me $36.00 worth it!
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
Electrical problem
1999 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 70k miles

My driver's window has an issue - the wondow goes down fine but then on the way up, it stops about half way. You then have to wait 5 to 10 minutes before you can close the window. If you do not wait long enough, it may push the window up a little bit and stall out again. It's almost as if "loses strength and it needs some time to gather the strength to finish pushing the window up". Is the motor bad and I have to replace it, or is the problem elsewhere? Thanks!
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GNH
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Have same problem with both a front and rear- Window would go down and stall on the way up. Always worked again after about 5 minutes. Was told there is a thermistor in the motor circuit to prevent overload that goes bad. I removed rear regulator and motor - replaced the motor only and it works fine.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ROSE22
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 107,000 MILES
I had the motor (rebuilt) replaced last year on drivers side power window because it would not go up all the way, all the time. 11 months later, I now can not move the window at all - I don't think motor is working - no noise when flipping switch. All other windows work without a problem

Could this be a problem with the motor again or possible fuse? Someone said that it's possible it coule be a fuse if there is a separate fuse for each window. Not sure if Toyota has that.

Any help would be appreciated. Don't really feel like spending another $300 to replace motor again. THANK YOU !
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi Rose22,

Not sure if there are separate fuses so you need to check the fuse boxes, If there are more than 1 indicated, then it most probably has a separate fuse.

It could be the switch or motor that is faulty. It could also be the wiring.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks for response. It started working again yesterday. First thing I tried when it happened was the Child safety locks and that didn't work. I tried it again yesterday for the heck of it (it was pouring cats n dogs!) And it worked ! Tonight it stopped again - I LOCKED the child safety lock and drivers window started working again but the other windows were locked. Crazy. Well it does sound like some sort of wiring issue

Thanks again !
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi Rose22,

Most probably the master switch is having some bad contacts.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:51 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SMAROTTA
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  • 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 181,000 MILES
Hi,
Just recently the power windows stopped working at each door location. When I depress the driver's window switch on the master switch, there is a buzzing noise. My local dealer thought it would be the master switch, so I purchased the master switch, but it did not fix the problem.

I certainly appreciate any insight.

Thanks,
Steve
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi Steve,

You need to check for open circuit in wiring from driver door. Start from the driver door to body pillar wire harness. It is prone to wire breaking off due to openig and closing of door.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
08MIKEY66
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
Hi hope you can help.

The Power Master switch on my 97 Camry does not work properly. The drivers side window will not go up or down useing the master switch. Nor will it activate the passenger windows. All three passenger windows ( including the power door locks )will go up and down & work when using their own door switches. The only buttons that work on the master switch is the window lock & the door unlock button. The door lock button will only unlock the doors it will not lock them.I have replaced the Power Master switch on the drivers side as it had burnt out this was the origanal problem to start with. Thought a new master switch would fix the problem but it hasnt. I have checked all the fuses even the pink 30amp. But obviously if it was blown no window/door lock would work. If there was to be a loose wire/connection where would the best place to start looking. Any help would be great.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I would start by looking inside the rubber boot at the drivers side door hinge area. It is common for the wiring harness to have severed wires inside the boot where the harness goes from the drivers kick panel to the door.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SWAY69
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 180,000 MILES
My passenger window do'nt work
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there,

You will have to remove the inner trim panel and check for power at the motor, there are two wires power up and power down. If power at motor motor is faulty. If no power start checking at switch pack and see if the switch is working.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
Instant problem. No warning or suggestion of pending problem.
The electric windows quit working, along with the speedmeter/odometer. I don't know if it could be related, but the transmission isn't shifting as it should.
Thanks very much -
Jerry
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello

There is a common fuse #10 in the passenger fuse panel. Here is a guide to help check it and the fuse location in the diagrams below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please run this test and get back to us.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Thanks for your response.

None of the windows, collectively or individually. I've checked all the fuses and they SEEM to be ok.

Thanks much
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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How about the door locks? Are they workign fine? If so then test out the door lock control relay and power main relay.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I appreciate your info I checked the fuse and it was bad, everything is working again!
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:52 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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