Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Tailgate Window and Regulator

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Remove the inner tailgate trim.
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  3. Remove the tailgate plate and the water shield.
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  5. Disconnect the control link for the inside handle at the regulator, remove the 2 mounting screws and lift out the door handle.
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  7. Disconnect the inside lock knob link at the regulator and remove the knob and link.
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  9. Remove the upper door trim and the weather-stripping.
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  11. Move the locking assembly into the locked position and then raise the rear window until the regulator arms are in a straight line.
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  13. Disconnect the electrical lead at the regulator.
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  15. Detach the leads for the rear defogger at the window.
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  17. Disconnect the door lock control cables at the regulator side.
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  19. Detach the two remaining leads and the ground cable at the regulator.
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  21. Remove the regulator mounting bolts and then shimmy it side-to-side until the arms pull away from the glass.
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  23. Pull out the rear window and remove the regulator.
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To install:

  1. Slide the window into the tailgate.
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  3. Shimmy the regulator side-to-side until the arms position themselves in the glass channel and then install the regulator mounting bolts.
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  5. Connect the rear defogger leads to the window. Connect the two leads and the ground cable at the regulator.
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  7. Use the original clamps and connect the door lock control cables to the regulator.
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  9. Connect the power lead to the regulator.
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  11. Install the upper tailgate trim and weather-stripping.
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  13. Install the inside lock knob and link.
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  15. Install the inside handle and connect the control link to the regulator.
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  17. Seal the water shield with butyl tape 0.2 in. (6mm) in width. 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.
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  19. Install the plate and lower tailgate trim.
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