Power Window Problem 1993 Toyota Camry


Old 01-08-05, 11:23 AM
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Power Window Problem 1993 Toyota Camry

We have a 1993 Toyota Camry with approximately 173,000 miles. It is a 4 door LE sedan. The left front power window has quit working. I tried replacing the window regulator and motor assembly but the window still does not work. Replacing the switch assembly in the driver's door is expensive; the other windows all work. Is there online help available to troubleshoot this problem? What about an online parts supply that might have the door switch available? (the switch is a $200 part from the dealer). Thank you.
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Old 01-08-05, 02:37 PM
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You have two wires going to the motor,disconnect the plug and put a test light or voltmeter to the harness side of those two wires. You should have voltage when you move the switch to the up and down position.

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Old 05-06-13, 08:34 AM
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1993 Toyota Camry window problem

Has this problem been solved. My 1993 Toyota has the same problem. Power window, driver's side, does not work at all. Stuck half way up. Do not have wiring diagram and do not know which wires do what.
Old 05-06-13, 11:09 AM
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Haven't seen Toyotaman around in a long time.

Generally power window problems have three causes: window motor dead, wiring, or the control switch. Check the repair section at autozone.com for wiring diagrams. Common place for wiring problems is where the wire bundle for the door electrics crosses over to the front door pillar between the hinges. The wires there get a lot of exercise; usually the first place to investigate.

Can also check local library for a Chilton or Haynes repair manual for that year/make/model.
Old 05-06-13, 05:37 PM
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Open the driverís door. Look between the hinges and youíll see a rubber boot. There are a number of wires inside that boot. On countless occasions those wires have been known to partially split or completely split. A partial split in just one wire is all it takes to render the windows inoperable. Carefully spilt open the boot with a fresh single edge blade and check for partially split or completely split wires. If you find either donít waste your time trying to fix them. Just run new pieces of wire. The run of wire should go from inside the car, through the boot, and into the door. All splices must be made inside the car and inside the door. The goal here is to have a solid piece of wire running through the boot. Donít use black electrical tape either. All connections must be soldered and terminated in shrink tubing.

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