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Hey folks,

Discovered a problem this evening that my back passenger side window is not working on my 2005 ES 330. Does not work with the drivers side controls, nor the actual back passenger one. Also noticed on the back passenger switch green light was flashing (when all others stay on as normal). So I think I can rule out a fuse. Sounds like it might be the relay switch itself. Any thoughts, suggestions on the fix are very much appreciated.

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Not that this helps any, but I had to replace my rear passenger door switch with one from a crappy old Toyota truck. Same part, same connections, everything. Works great.

Yours does sound like a relay, or maybe the motor itself is out. That's nice your car is telling you something is amiss.

Good luck.

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You might want to lower the driver's window so you don't lock yourself out by accident.

With the ignition in the ON position:

1) Take a seat inside the car next to the problem window/door.

2) Open the door.

3) Depress the window switch (as if to open the window).

4) While depressing the window switch, use your other hand to slam the door shut. The window should now function normally.

5) Repeat step 4 with more force if the window doesn't open.

This remedy worked for me more than once; there is a TSB to install a spacer, though I am unsure of the details.

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You might want to lower the driver's window so you don't lock yourself out by accident.

With the ignition in the ON position:

1) Take a seat inside the car next to the problem window/door.

2) Open the door.

3) Depress the window switch (as if to open the window).

4) While depressing the window switch, use your other hand to slam the door shut. The window should now function normally.

5) Repeat step 4 with more force if the window doesn't open.

This remedy worked for me more than once; there is a TSB to install a spacer, though I am unsure of the details.

Well I'll be a monkey's A$$!!! It worked exactly how you described it!!! And working perfectly again! Very much appreciated!! B)

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You might want to lower the driver's window so you don't lock yourself out by accident.

With the ignition in the ON position:

1) Take a seat inside the car next to the problem window/door.

2) Open the door.

3) Depress the window switch (as if to open the window).

4) While depressing the window switch, use your other hand to slam the door shut. The window should now function normally.

5) Repeat step 4 with more force if the window doesn't open.

This remedy worked for me more than once; there is a TSB to install a spacer, though I am unsure of the details.

The details are that a thin rubber strip is inserted between the top window run and door frame to keep the window regulator from jamming all the way up. It works and you won't have to slam your back door any more.

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I appreciate the help to all those who responded! Window works as normal now. Probably saved me a chunk of change!

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A few years ago my dealer replaced the power window motor on my 03 es (warranty). I guess the TSB had not been issued yet. Later it stuck again. I read about the door slam method on this site. LOC has also saved me a chunk of change over the years. I got the OE Toyo tires replaced at no charge after reading about tire noise complaints on this site.Sewell Lexus parts also gives a nice discount to LOC members.

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