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  • Rear window dilemma...

    This is my first post, I know itís not the done thing to just join and ask questions, but Iím properly stuck on this one, even after reading everything I can find here, so Iím hoping I can be forgiven..


    Anyway, the rear window on my surf has stopped working, well more to the point it hasnít, it just wonít engage and drop the window. The motor runs whether you use the key or the switch I think the issue is somehow some teeth have gotten damaged and so the motor isnít driving the mechanism. My understanding is to take the mechanism out the widow needs to be down? There is my dilemma

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    get inside the boot, remove the panel from the tailgate and underneath is a metal inspection panel remove that and you can get to the motor etc.
    What ever you do, do not drop the tailgate with the window not fully wound down unless its fully supported!!!
    If it is the motor, most from a corolla, celica or hiace passenger side will fit from one roughly the same age as your surf.
    Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.

    My 4x4
    My choice
    Back off

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    • #3
      Thanks, having looked today the issue is the teeth are work on the mechanism, the motor is fine.

      Im assuming I can remove the motor and push the window down manually which would allow me to remove and replace the mechanism.

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      • #4
        Mechanism replaced, pretty easy job, strange thing is now the front switch only puts the window down not back up. Have I missed something or have I just been unlucky and have the switch go at the same time?

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        • #5
          Can you not put rear window up with the key in rear door ?


          18+ Years of Surfs n 10 years on Spotless it ain't but Faultless to a "T" is my KZN 130 Yota !!
          Buncefield Burner

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          • #6
            Can you not put rear window up with the key in rear door ?


            18+ Years of Surfs n 10 years on Spotless it ain't but Faultless to a "T" is my KZN 130 Yota !!
            Buncefield Burner

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            • #7
              Yeah the key works fine, so did the switch before I replaced the mechanism. I think itís unlikely that the switch has failed so Iím wondering if thereís a wire/conection in the tailgate Iíve missed when putting it all back together. Itís been patched up before so I have my suspicion, just wanted to check Iíve not missed some sort of querk

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