My car does not operate windows

Tiny
ZIYAUL ANSARI
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  • 2015 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 0.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 67 MILES
My car does not operate window because master switch damaged. Please detailed.
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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 AT 8:16 PM

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Tiny
DANNY L
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is the information you requested. The trim piece that holds the switch into the armrest simply pops out being a press in fit with a small flat blade screwdriver. You can then remove the switch from the trim piece and reinstall. I've attached a picture below. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2021 AT 2:21 PM
Tiny
B101875
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
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About 2 months ago the drivers side window would not go up. All the other windows worked fine but this one. So I tried to manuly and that was not good. So after the window man put a new window in, he told me that the door switch was bad. So today I tried repairing the switch. I took it apart and saw that the switch in question looked like it was burnt. I have repaired switches like this before around the house so I tried with this one. I put it back together and in the car and all the other windows still went up and down just fine from this switch. So I tired the one window in question from this switch. It didn't and now none of the windows will go up or down from this switch or their own switches. This sucks cause one of the windows is down. So I had to trash bag cover it again. Well the guy that fixed my window wanted $250 to replace it. Discount Auto parts wanted $75 for the switch, they told me this after he told me his cost for the switch was $35. My 1st question do you know where I can find a cheaper one, and if I replace the this switch (Driver's side multi-button) will my other windows start to work? When the other other windows started not to work right after I tried repairing the multi-one, I checked the fuses and they were fine. So those are my 2 questions. Can anyone help? Thanks, Ed
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Salvage yard will be the only cheaper place. I would assume that your other windows will work again considering they worked before you took apart the switch and all fuses (powers) are good
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:29 PM (Merged)
Tiny
B101875
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Thanks For your reply.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:29 PM (Merged)
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STELWOOD
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  • 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY
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  • FWD
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  • 15,000 MILES
I have power windows and the driver's window will go down but does not come back up. The other 3 windows work fine.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:29 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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Check the switch Here's the chart. Let me know what happerns, an easier method is to remove the door panel, use a voltmeter set to 2volt DC, dissconnect the window motor connector, press the button for down, place black probe on a ground, and the red probe into the harness side of the connection, you should get 12volts, if it doesnt show 12v try swapping the red probe into the other side of the connector at harness end. Test both up/down this way. The chart is to test switch continuity.
POWER WINDOW SWITCH CONTINUITY TEST (DRIVER'S SWITCH) Using an ohmmeter, check continuity between specified terminals with driver's power window switch in specified position. See appropriate DRIVER'S POWER WINDOW SWITCH CONTINUITY TEST table. See Fig. 1 or Fig. 2 . If continuity does not exist at specified terminals, replace power window switch.
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Then test the motor like this: POWER WINDOW MOTOR TEST Using a 12-volt battery, connect positive battery lead to either power window motor terminal. Connect negative battery lead to other power window motor connector terminal. Motor should operate. Reverse battery leads. Motor should operate in opposite direction. If motor does not test as described, replace motor.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:29 PM (Merged)
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PEREIRAJ
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  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY
Electrical problem
1995 Toyota Camry 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 135.00 miles

rear window left side is down and won't go up, I think it's the main switch the problem, but I don't know the best way to remove it without damaging it.I don't have picture to send. Please advise
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Hi pereiraj,

The master switch is clipped on and to remove, use a flat screw driver to pry it out. Be careful not to use too much force to avaoid damage to the panel.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM (Merged)
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DANIE2U
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Hi, I have a problem with my driver side window switch, I can lock all the doors and I can stop all the other windows from opening with the lock feature. All the other windows open and close on there own but I can't open my window or any of the other windows from the master switch. I thought it was the master switch so I changed it and good thing it was burnt on the inside I bought an after market replacement and it works the door locks and the window lock, my old burnt out switch did the same things. Can you help?
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi danie2u,

The last part of your question is rather confusing.

Do you mean to say the new master switch also cannot operate the other windows?

The master switch can be used to stop current supply from going to the other windows but operating them is a separate circuit.

Since you said the old master switch was burnt, you need to check the wires and connectors.

You need to check for a separate fuse for the driver door window.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DANIE2U
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Hi and thanks for you quick response. I'm sorry for not explaning myself better, but yes the new master switch I put in doesn't work any of the windows just the door locks and it stops the other windows from opening if I push the lock window feature. You said I might need to check a separate fuse, can you tell which one and where it is located. I know I said my old master switch was burnt but this didnt effect any of the wires it just burnt on the inside
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Hi danie2u,

Check under the bonnet main fuse box.

Check also the main switch main current supply.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM (Merged)
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DANIE2U
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I have found the problem it was the wire harness between the driver door I spliced them together and everything works find. Thanks so much
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM (Merged)
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UNCLE BOB
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  • 1993 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
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  • 128,000 MILES
This car runs like a jet. No problems at all. Until today.

All of a sudden the drivers pwr. Window controls don't work, passenger and back seat window controls still work fine.

If it was a fuse, none of the window controls would work right? A switch ? How tough to fix myself?

Any suggestions?

Thanks guys, appreciate your help.(When santa drops, I'll send a donation your way. Ok?

Sincerely

Bob S.
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Friday, February 19th, 2021 AT 6:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

You will have to remove the door trim to test for power at the motor, if the switch is faulty, they are not repairable and will have to be replaced.

Mark (mhpautos)
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