Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1970-1988

Tailgate Window

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

4Runner Only
POWER WINDOW OPERATIVE
  1. Remove the inner tailgate trim.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tailgate plate and the service hole cover.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the control link for the inside handle at the regulator, remove the 2 mounting screws and lift out the door handle.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the inside lock knob link at the regulator and remove the knob and link.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper door trim and the weather stripping.
  10.  
  11. Move the locking assembly into the LOCK position and then raise the rear window until the regulator arms are in a straight line.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the electrical lead at the regulator. Disconnect the leads for the rear defogger at the window.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the door lock control cables at the regulator side. Disconnect the 2 remaining leads and the ground cable at the regulator.
  16.  
  17. Remove the 3 regulator mounting bolts and then shimmy it side-to-side until the arms pull away from the glass.
  18.  
  19. Pull out the rear window and remove the regulator.
  20.  

To install:
  1. Slide the window into the tailgate.
  2.  
  3. Shimmy the regulator side-to-side until the arms position themselves in the glass channel and then install the regulator mounting bolts.
  4.  
  5. Connect the rear defogger leads to the window. Connect the 2 leads and the ground cable at the regulator.
  6.  
  7. Use the original clamps and connect the door lock control cables to the regulator.
  8.  
  9. Connect the power lead to the regulator.
  10.  
  11. Install the upper tailgate trim and weather stripping.
  12.  
  13. Install the inside lock knob and link.
  14.  
  15. Install the inside handle and connect the control link to the regulator.
  16.  
  17. Seal the service hole cover with butyl tape (6mm), insert the lower edge into the panel slit and then seal the slit with cotton tape being careful not to block the trim clip seats.
  18.  
  19. Install the plate and lower tailgate trim.
  20.  

POWER WINDOW INOPERATIVE
  1. Remove the inner tailgate trim.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tailgate plate and the service hole cover.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the control link for the inside handle at the regulator, remove the 2 mounting screws and lift out the door handle.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the inside lock knob link at the regulator and remove the knob and link.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper door trim and the weather stripping.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the power lead, 2 electrical leads and the ground cable at the regulator.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the door lock control cables at the regulator.
  14.  
  15. Remove the mounting bolts and lift out the regulator motor. SOMEONE MUST HOLD THE REAR WINDOW while removing the regulator motor!
  16.  
  17. Lower the rear window all the way and open the door by pulling on the control cables. Raise the window until the regulator arms are horizontal and install a small pin into the service hole in the regulator to secure the arms.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the rear defogger leads at the window.
  20.  
  21. Remove the regulator mounting bolts, slide the regulator side-to-side until the arms pull out of the window channel and then lift out the regulator.
  22.  
  23. Lift out the rear window.
  24.  

To install:
  1. Slide the window into the tailgate.
  2.  
  3. Shimmy the regulator side-to-side until the arms position themselves in the glass channel and then install the regulator mounting bolts.
  4.  
  5. Connect the rear defogger leads to the window. Connect the 2 leads and the ground cable at the regulator.
  6.  
  7. Use the original clamps and connect the door lock control cables to the regulator.
  8.  
  9. Connect the power lead to the regulator.
  10.  
  11. Install the upper tailgate trim and weather stripping.
  12.  
  13. Install the inside lock knob and link.
  14.  
  15. Install the inside handle and connect the control link to the regulator.
  16.  
  17. Seal the service hole cover with butyl tape (6mm), insert the lower edge into the panel slit and then seal the slit with cotton tape being careful not to block the trim clip seats.
  18.  
  19. Install the plate and lower tailgate trim.
  20.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear tailgate and window assembly-4Runner



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Fig. Fig. 2: Securing the window regulator arms-4Runner

 
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