Window troubleshooting - passenger side button can't raise window

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  1. ChrisinCA

    ChrisinCA Junior Member

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    hopefully someone on the forum has had some experience with this.
    All of a sudden in the last week, the passenger side window button has stopped being able to raise that window (2007 Prius). The driver window controls can raise and lower all the windows including the passenger window but the passenger controller can only lower, but not raise the window.

    I found another website which seems to almost describe the symptoms but I tried it and it doesn't work (i can't post the link because I don't have the priveleges.
    All of sudden you find that you can no longer control all your power windows from your driver's control panel.

    Some symptoms
    1) They work individually but you can't work them from the driver's control panel!
    2) Drivers side can only control up or down movement but not both
    3) Window does not go down with one press but must be held till it reaches top or bottom

    There could be other variations of the above but they all point to one thing. There is a fault in the control system. Now if you are not aware on how to get it fixed, taking the problem to your auto electrician can often cost you a great deal of money. I know of a case where the customer was charges $220 and the problem still recurred.

    Help is at hand! What has happened is that perhaps you ran out of power in your 12 volt battery system and the door settings get out of whack. The solution is to wind the window up and hold the switch in the up position for 10 seconds. Release it and Wallah it is all working again!! You have to do it to each window.

    Other troubleshooting showed that if you push the driver and the passenger window buttons at the same time, the passenger window can be made to go down, but not up.

    hopefully it's not something that requires several hundred dollars at the dealer. thanks
     
  2. bisco

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    you probably need a new switch.
     
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    Okay, thanks. Do you think that is something someone could DIY?

    Edit:
    nevermind, I found through some searching that it's pretty easy. Some youtube videos and the switch is like $8 on amazon.
    thanks
     
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    you might want to test it first, it could also be a loose wire or something.
     
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    The long and "short" of it! (n)
     
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    contacts might need to be cleaned, if that's possible.
     
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