4runner tailgate key switch

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Old 16 Jan 2011, 12:44 pm   #1 (permalink)
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On two of my 4runners (87 & 91), the key will roll the window down but
not back up. They work fine with the console switch. I'm wondering if
anybody here has fixed the key switch and could give me some tips. My
guess is that previous owners fried the switches due to
dirty/rusty/unlubed window tracks. Even though I can get by with this
condition, it sure would be nice having the switches operable. If the
insides of the switches are anything like the 87 door switches, some
creative soldering can fix things, but I don't want to break either
switch completely. Just getting the window down with the key is better
than using the console switch all the time. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 16 Jan 2011, 11:09 pm   #2 (permalink)
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In article <c8GYo.594760$Bh.282559@en-nntp-12.dc1.easynews.com>, chuck <chuck@invalid.net> wrote:
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>On two of my 4runners (87 & 91), the key will roll the window down but
>not back up. They work fine with the console switch. I'm wondering if
>anybody here has fixed the key switch and could give me some tips. My
>guess is that previous owners fried the switches due to
>dirty/rusty/unlubed window tracks. Even though I can get by with this
>condition, it sure would be nice having the switches operable. If the
>insides of the switches are anything like the 87 door switches, some
>creative soldering can fix things, but I don't want to break either
>switch completely. Just getting the window down with the key is better
>than using the console switch all the time. Thanks for any advice.

did you try cleaning the switches first? obvious, yes, overlooked, equally
yes. don't wd them, get some real switch cleaner from the parts store.
don't be afraid to spray them 4-5 times before you check to see if it works
but let the shit dry. lots of brands nurn well.
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Old 17 Jan 2011, 09:49 am   #3 (permalink)
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On Jan 16, 11:09*pm, some...@some.domain (some...@some.domain) wrote:
> In article <c8GYo.594760$Bh.282...@en-nntp-12.dc1.easynews.com>, chuck <ch...@invalid.net> wrote:
>
> >On two of my 4runners (87 & 91), the key will roll the window down but
> >not back up. They work fine with the console switch. I'm wondering if
> >anybody here has fixed the key switch and could give me some tips. My
> >guess is that previous owners fried the switches due to
> >dirty/rusty/unlubed window tracks. Even though I can get by with this
> >condition, it sure would be nice having the switches operable. If the
> >insides of the switches are anything like the 87 door switches, some
> >creative soldering can fix things, but I don't want to break either
> >switch completely. Just getting the window down with the key is better
> >than using the console switch all the time. Thanks for any advice.

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> did you try cleaning the switches first? *obvious, yes, overlooked, equally
> yes. *don't wd them, get some real switch cleaner from the parts store.
> don't be afraid to spray them 4-5 times before you check to see if it works
> but let the shit dry. *lots of brands nurn well.


Can you check continuity in the wire bundle at the lower left of the
tailgate? I found several broken/pinched wires on my 90. Good luck.
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