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ABLE1
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Apr 24, 2024, 2:19 PM

Post #1 of 10 (1173 views)
2007 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In

Hello,

Looking for a little brain help on a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE Driver
Side Electric Window Trouble.

It's my wife's car and she said that the window does not always
operate properly. I did a little trouble shooting and determined
that when the window is operated frequently (5-6 times) it just
stops completely. Have to wait for about 3-4 minutes and then
it will work normal............ until.

It seems that there may be a "Thermal Overload" sensor that
is weak and shuts down the operator.

My one question is: where would the Thermal Overload be located??
In the Motor or in some other location.

As a alternative question would it be best just to replace just the
motor or the entire mechanism??

Then again, is there something else that needs to be considered??

Thanks for any hints or thoughts!!

Les


(This post was edited by ABLE1 on May 19, 2024, 9:39 AM)


Hammer Time
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Apr 24, 2024, 3:32 PM

Post #2 of 10 (1163 views)
Re: 2006 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In

There is no thermal overload device. The motor is just tired and you need a new motor and regulator assembly.

There is a current draw limit on the switch for the auto up/down feature but that won't be your problem because it can be bypassed by not fully engaging the switch.



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ABLE1
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Apr 24, 2024, 4:33 PM

Post #3 of 10 (1159 views)
Re: 2006 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In


In Reply To
There is no thermal overload device. The motor is just tired and you need a new motor and regulator assembly.

There is a current draw limit on the switch for the auto up/down feature but that won't be your problem because it can be bypassed by not fully engaging the switch.


Hello Hammer Time, Thanks for the quick response!!

I understand what you are saying but it seems a bit odd that if there
is NO Overload Device then I would think I would be hearing the motor grinding or humming when it is not moving.

It just sits idle for the 3-4 minute time and then works fine.

I can get a replacement motor and regulator assembly and swap it
out. But, I still have a question.

If there is a "current draw limit on the switch for the auto up/down" feature, isn't it possible that it is tripped until it cools down??

When it stops working flipping the up/down does nothing.
Because of the Delay I can't tell if I keep flipping it will
continue being off or will re-start after the 3-4 minute Delay.

Would it make a difference if I would put a load on the window
during the UP move to see if something difference happens??

Then again, IF it REALLY breaks and the window is down then
only BAD things will happen in my EARS!! Unsure

Thanks for the input!!

Les


Hammer Time
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Apr 24, 2024, 4:59 PM

Post #4 of 10 (1154 views)
Re: 2006 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In

Trust me, you have a bad motor. It's a common symptom. Sometimes slapping the inside door panel with an open hand while holding the switch on will trigger it to move. It's going to stop permanently soon.

The only time window motors make noise is when the regulator gears are stripped. The switch has 2 positions. The first step is manual operation and the second step is auto up/down. Even if the current draw shuts down the auto up, it will still work manually.

Replace the motor with regulator and while doing that spray some silicone spray into the felt window channels so they don't bind.



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ABLE1
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Apr 24, 2024, 5:05 PM

Post #5 of 10 (1151 views)
Re: 2006 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In

Ok, Hammer Time!!

And so it shall be. Will be ordering replacement shortly.

Thanks for the confirmation!!

Les


Hammer Time
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Apr 24, 2024, 5:09 PM

Post #6 of 10 (1149 views)
Re: 2006 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In

You might be able to find a motor without a regulator but don't go that route. They wear out too.



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ABLE1
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Apr 24, 2024, 5:20 PM

Post #7 of 10 (1146 views)
Re: 2006 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In

Already got the whole motor and regulator assembly on the way!!

I was a Maintenance Supervisor for 14 years.
Always thinking ahead!! Not doing so WILL HURT!!! Mad

Thanks!!


ABLE1
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May 19, 2024, 8:55 AM

Post #8 of 10 (628 views)
Re: 2006 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In

Hi Hammer,

This is a bit of a frustrating update!!

I ordered and received the motor and assembly for the Camry.
However, it was the wrong unit. Sadly I didn't know until I
removed the old and installed the new and then noticed that
the power connector was a 6 Pin and the original was a 10 pin!!

BTW they do not FIT each other!!

I then had to remove the new, re-install the old and ship
back the new, and got a full refund along with whoops "sorry"!!!

I have found out that there is a loss of technological brain junk
that can't list items correctly for the person needing the right part!!

The car is a 2007 Toyota Camry 4 Door XLE w/ 6 Cylinder Engine.

What I found out is the XLE has a 10 Pin Connector and that
seems to be a odd ball of the Toyota Parts World. The other
models, SE, LE etc. use a 6 Pin Connector.

I ended up going to the local Toyota Dealer Part Dept. and after
the 40 year employed parts guy, finally found the right one said it
is on BackOrder........................ And the cost is off the charts!!

So now that I have "vented" a bit, I think since it is not a fully
broken part, I will just put the whole project on the back burner!!

BTW I can now add "Toyota Mechanic" to my Resume'. :-)

Thanks for reading and maybe the typing will help some
other Toyota Owner to be better educated!

Have a good day.

Les


Hammer Time
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May 19, 2024, 8:59 AM

Post #9 of 10 (626 views)
Re: 2006 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In

Ask the dealer for the part number and Google that.



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ABLE1
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May 19, 2024, 9:34 AM

Post #10 of 10 (624 views)
Re: 2007 Toyoto Camry XLE Driver Side Electric Window Trouble Sign In

I have done that!!
However none of the sites reference the Pin Connector as
being 10 pin. So without "eyes on" it is a guess!!

$300 to $450 for the little motor?????????????

Again----- Back Burner!!!

Les






 
 
 






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