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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#17 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [sgoodson]
Aug 22, 2010 (10:55 am)
Thanks very much Steve. I have had off and on rear window failure for the past 3 years. sometimes it worked great sometimes wouldnt move once closed. failure kept getting longer and longer and i decided to try to fix it. I have owned my 02 since it was new and it is babied. dealer tried to hit me for $800 2 months after they hit me for $600 to replace the crappy rear latch handle that fell off in my hand. Anyway your photos and the Toyota PDF were of great help. My 7 year old son and i took about 30 minutes to get this working 100% with no money, first time a repair on this thing was free. Otherwise dont know about you but my sequoia is bulletproof as long as i keep replacing brake pads and tires and oil changes. thanks again and take care.
#18 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [skimode]
Sep 05, 2010 (4:09 pm)
Steve, A most excellent tutorial on how to fix this. I have a quote from the largest Toyota dealership in San Diego for 975$ to replace the ECU and window motor. Your info had it nailed down perfectly (especially about resetting the ECU, turning on and off the rear defroster) . I had to remove the faulty 'break' part. Total time about an hour and I am hardly a mechanic. Thanks again.
ps There is a good youtube video on how to replace the rear door latch. When it rains it pours.
#19 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [sgoodson]
Nov 18, 2010 (3:52 pm)
Steve, My 2002 Sequoia rear window stopped working about 6 months ago and I've been delaying the repair due to the cost. After reading your post I removed the "braking" mechanism and then re-set the ECU module, now it works perfectly ! Thanks for saving me $600.
#20 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [sgoodson]
Dec 13, 2010 (10:01 am)
I really appreciate the time and effort you put into this in order to help other folks out.
#21 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [skimode]
Dec 15, 2010 (6:18 pm)
I own a 2002 Sequoia and starting having problems with rear tail over 5 years ago. When the vehicle was covered under warranty they took care
of it. Well now its my problem. The rear gate does not open, window does not go up or down. The rear wiper does not work. the dealer wants over $1000 just for parts another $600-$700 for labor. This vehicle should have been recalled. The rain gets into rear regulator and now everything is rusted. I am in proces of buying used parts and will have friend fix it myself. Dealer knows its a problem but refused to address it. I refuse to sell it until I fix this problem. Any suggestions would be helpful
#22 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [sgoodson]
Dec 20, 2010 (11:37 am)
I seem to be suffering the same problem that is being addressed in this thread but it appears that sgoodson's website at piranamedia.com is not accessible; I keep getting a 404 error.
Is this information still available?
If not, from what I am reading, it appears that I do not necessarily need to do what the toyota tsb says, namely replacing the ECU; is this true?
In the absence of any data from sgoodson's website, does anyone have any other hints?
#24 of 64 Rear Window / Defrost / Wiper Issue
Jan 22, 2011 (2:48 pm)
Thank you SO much for your advice!! Me, being female, and not too mechanically inclined, would have spent the $1k fixing this through the dealer. Thanks to your super handy tips, my boyfriend was able to fix this, and all we're out is $10 for the part to pop off the interior frame! Everything works like a champ, again.
One tip - I quickly realized the window was working again, but without putting the window all the way down, the other two systems weren't working. Be sure to roll your back window all the way down, then your defroster and wiper should work!
#25 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [sgoodson]
Apr 27, 2011 (9:57 am)
I read your post and resent the unit. Thanks!!! All but the window now work. I'll take the brake out when I get home. I called Toyota and was told it was the computer or the motor, both of which are expensive repairs. Resetting the unit was NEVER mentioned. Thanks!!!!!
#26 of 64 Re: 2005 Sequia Rear Window Problems [sgoodson]
Jul 08, 2011 (2:25 pm)
Steve....add me to the list of people you've helped. My story is exactly like most others. I reset the ECU, wipers work, window heat works and then I removed the brake and the window now works. Unbelievable!!! Thank you for taking time out of your life to help your fellow Americans. Your Awesome!!!!!
Keep it real!!