Window quit working

Tiny
MNT175
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  • 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA

My driver side window quit working and literally almost fell out of the door. When Toyota looked at it, they said the motor had gone out, which was under warranty, but the glass 'tab' was broken, which was not under warranty and would cost me almost $300 to fix. Does this sound right? Apparently the glass tab is in the glass itself. Do I have any recourse here?
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Monday, December 28th, 2009 AT 12:22 PM

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Tiny
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I would argue that if the motor is warranted so should the switches, track, and other associated parts.

Contact Toyota directly and complain, and have them show you (in writting) what is not covered.

If you have an extended warranty that is bumper to bumper, the window is between the bunpers :).
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 AT 9:19 AM
Tiny
WINDOWLESSINMAINE
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I own a 2006 Toyota Corolla. The front passenger window doesn't work all the time. It will sometimes but not others. I need it to work for inspection. The mechanic said it would be almost 300.00 to install a new motor for the window. Is this a common problem with the Corolla? Is there a cheaper fix than this?
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MECHMAN67
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Trouble shoot the power AND ground leads from the door harness to the door control pannel. You will have to remove the door pannel from the door frame to do this. A test light, some jumper leads are all you will need. Try looking for a broken wire in the door hinge area. You can also test the window motor by hooking up direct, the instructions are on this websight under do it yourself.
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
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ANTMARIE
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  • 2004 TOYOTA COROLLA
My toyota corolla with 60K has an electrical problem. The power windows do not go up or down on any of the 4 windows. This just started yesterday right after I turned on the car. At this same time I lost all electrical power to my dash board guages, the radio, the a/c, power door locks, etc. Now, I can still turn the car on and drive it but that's about it.

Also the alternator is not charging the battery, so I don't know if the alternator is bad, making everything not turn on or if there is something causing the alternator to not charge.
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ANTMARIE
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I took my car to the dealer and they said the main power window switch was burned out which caused a bunch of relays to blow. This explains the other eletrical components not working.

Until I replace the power window switch(which costs $420ish-oem), I have to leave the p/w switch disconnected in order for the other items to work. I hope this helps someone else who may have the same issue.
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DEEH2009
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2002 Automatic Toyota Corolla drivers side window will not go up. When I press the drivers side button the window will not work. It does not make any noise but almost like it does not get the signal. The other windows are working. I put the window all the way down when it was very wet and snowy out. Is there a fuse or how do you fix it?
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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This could be either the switch or the motor has gone bad. It is not a fuse because the other windows work. Here are two guides that can help you see what the problem is and if it is the motor how to replace it. I also included the window wiring diagrams so you can see how the system works.

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

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-and-replace-a-electric-power-window-motor

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find.

Cheers
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
AMMOTROOP
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Thank you for this post. I figured out it was the window motor that was bad. I got new one from Amazon for $123.00. All fixed! I love this site.
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
NASHWAAKER
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3 of the power windows stopped working 2 years ago. Yesterday the drivers window finally stopped working, of course it stopped in the down postion just as it started to rain. Checked all fuses and they appears fine but the ones behind the change compartment don't identify a fuse for the power windows so I checked them all. Pulled out master switch in door and cleaned contacts. Can't locate the fuse relay for the power windows. Can you tell me where it's located? I've looked online and can't seem ti find a diagram.
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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The description of the symptoms don't point to a fuse or a relay. Start by looking for a broken or frayed wire between the door hinges. You should also test for power at the switches to see if it is making it that far

Read the guide below it will help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
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BERINDA
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  • 2000 TOYOTA COROLLA
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Drivers side power window will not go up. Currently in full down position. Fuse is not blown how do I repair.
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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Check for voltage at switch, if none and fuses are ok then it is an open wire to switch. If power is there, then motor is bad or limit switch, in which case you would have to remove the door panel and replace motor or limit switch. May also be that the connector to the motor has worked loose or is broke.
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BULLDOG714
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1998 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 136000 miles

i have a problem with all 4 windows sometimes they work sometimes they go down and wont go up
i pulled the driver front it has power to the switch and voltage to the motor it runs a few times and binds or over heats after it sets its fine I dont believe all 4 motors can go bad at once are there any relays I could check any ideals
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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If the window is binding, then you must find out why, could be a loose regulator.

Another problem is the upper and lower limit switch, if not working they will cause motor to overheat.
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASIANJEW
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I have a 1998 toyota corolla LE, the problem is that the driverside, my side, switch doesn't work for the windows, but works for the locks. But all of my other window switches around the car work. And my switch isn't the problem, i've swapped it and still got the same problem. Could it be a wiring issue of some sort? Or could it be a fuse?
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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All windows on one fuse if fuse out none would work
check wiring harness in door jam
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASIANJEW
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I've looked at the wiring harness but since there are so many wires I can't locate the ones comming from the door. What should I be looking for?
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Look at the wires as they pass through the door to the inside of the car, where they bend is the place the normally break. They will be concealed by eiter a rubber boot, or a metal cover plate. The boot can be pulled out of either the door, or the car body to inspect the wires.
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
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PASSWORD14H
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Why my rear left side window not working anymore (electric window)
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Sunday, August 18th, 2019 AT 9:47 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
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Check to see that it doesn't work from the drivers control and from the rear door control. If not, then sometimes if the rear windows are rarely used they'll get stuck. Rap firmly on the door while attempting to roll the window down will sometimes dislodge it. Also, an easy way to check for power to the window is to watch he dome light when you attempt to put the window down, it should dim slightly especially if he window is stuck
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