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Rolled rear window up while tailgate down...my bad.

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by Mamastoy, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Mar 16, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    Mamastoy

    Mamastoy [OP] New Member

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    I've got a '92 4Runner. The rear window (and wiper) work just fine with the console. My key doesn't work in the tailgate lock so I decided to take the cover off of the interior of the tailgate to take a look at the lock cylinder. I replaced the window motor about a month ago, so am fairly familiar with this area.
    I don't know what prompted me to roll my window up while the tailgate was down (other than to ease positions I'd be in to poke around), but now I can't roll my window down to close the tailgate.
    I've tried to "trick" the side tailgate locks to see if that would work, checked the seating of my wiper and wiggled the rear window thinking it may be off track a touch. Not only can I not roll my window down and close the gate, the interior lock on the tailgate won't budge.
    My girl is now sitting in the driveway "duct taped" to keep the gate and window up. Can't drive her.
    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:28 AM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    no plans
    i would either use a battery or a jump pack and a few pcs of wire and disconnect the window motor and try to wire it to the power source and make it retract that way. you know just poke a power source to the connector?? you should be able to make it go both way this way...cant hurt to try
     
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  3. Mar 17, 2018 at 8:07 AM
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    Mamastoy

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    Thanks Fixer5000. Will give that a try today. Wish me luck!
     
  4. Mar 17, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    no plans
    already did silently!!!
     
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