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Old 12 Dec 2004, 02:11 pm   #1 (permalink)
Ken Blake
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Yesterday, the driver's power window on my 2000 Camry LE closed
partially, then stopped. I couldn't move it in either direction.

Trying again a few minutes later, I got it to open wider, but it
then got stuck there.

Later still, I was able to close it completely.

Since it works intermittently, it's apparently a loose electrical
connection somewhere. I don't have great mechanical skills. Is
this likely to be something easy that I should attempt to fix
myself (if so, how) or should I take it to my mechanic?

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Old 13 Dec 2004, 01:32 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like it could be same problem I asked about with my 1987 Camry. It seems
probable that there is a broken wire in the harness between the drivers door
and car body. The break is in the wire...so you won't be able to see it. No one
replied with suggestions on how to repair. Meanwhile, To get it to work (when
it won't move), I keep my finger on the switch (up or down) and s imultaneously
open the door till the break in the wire makes contact.
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Old 13 Dec 2004, 02:49 pm   #3 (permalink)
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In news:20041213143231.06587.00001281@mb-m24.aol.com,
Marty009 <marty009@aol.com> typed:

> Sounds like it could be same problem I asked about with my 1987
> Camry. It seems probable that there is a broken wire in the
> harness
> between the drivers door and car body. The break is in the
> wire...so
> you won't be able to see it. No one replied with suggestions on
> how
> to repair. Meanwhile, To get it to work (when it won't move), I
> keep
> my finger on the switch (up or down) and s imultaneously open
> the
> door till the break in the wire makes contact.



Yes, almost certainly eiither broken or loose.

I'll keep your suggestion for opening it in mind, but I'm trying
to remember not to open the window(actually, I have it locked
now) until I next bring it in for service.

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Old 13 Dec 2004, 07:00 pm   #4 (permalink)
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sounds like a bad power window motor

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Old 13 Dec 2004, 08:54 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 19:32:31 +0000, Marty009 wrote:

> Sounds like it could be same problem I asked about with my 1987 Camry. It seems
> probable that there is a broken wire in the harness between the drivers door
> and car body. The break is in the wire...so you won't be able to see it. No one
> replied with suggestions on how to repair. Meanwhile, To get it to work (when
> it won't move), I keep my finger on the switch (up or down) and s imultaneously
> open the door till the break in the wire makes contact.


Hmmmm...you could trace the wire down, then disassemble the harness,
replace the wire and reassemble the harness, or

you could trace the wire down to a pointin side the car, take one of those
3M quick taps and a suitable length of wire, tap the new wire onto the old
wire inside the car, string the wire through the door and use another
quick tap just before the point where the wire enters the connector.
That's all assuming the crimp inside the connector is not the offending
part.
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Old 16 Dec 2004, 11:22 am   #6 (permalink)
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Its probably easiest to replace the motor and or the regulator. I'd do them
both since you'll have the door apart to do it. The factory Toyota parts
will be expensive (over $300) but I've found the whole assembly in
aftermarket on eBay for under $100. (I've replaced the motor and regulator
on 3 doors now. Just waiting for door #4 to go on my '92 Camry LE.)

-JCM900

"Ken Blake" <kblake@this.is.an.invalid.domain> wrote in message
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> Yesterday, the driver's power window on my 2000 Camry LE closed
> partially, then stopped. I couldn't move it in either direction.
>
> Trying again a few minutes later, I got it to open wider, but it
> then got stuck there.
>
> Later still, I was able to close it completely.
>
> Since it works intermittently, it's apparently a loose electrical
> connection somewhere. I don't have great mechanical skills. Is
> this likely to be something easy that I should attempt to fix
> myself (if so, how) or should I take it to my mechanic?
>
> --
> Ken Blake
> Please reply to the newsgroup
>
>



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Old 17 Dec 2004, 11:16 pm   #7 (permalink)
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Ken Blake wrote:
> Yesterday, the driver's power window on my 2000 Camry LE closed
> partially, then stopped. I couldn't move it in either direction.



Your actual problem is the window motor. Since Toyota changed to the
scissors gear type regulator, the motors have been doing what you
describe when they fail. The part is aprox. $250. You can get it
without the regulator.

Toyota MDT in MO

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