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Has anyone changed the passenger window button to work the same way as the driver's side? I want to be able to press the button just like the driver's side and have the windows automatically roll down all the way. Before I rip apart my door panel, I just wanted to see if someone had done it already or know where I could go to find that info.

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I took apart an old camry master switch after I change it out for a new one, hoping to do the what you're talking about. Looks similar to the Taco switch, but with 4 windows as opposed to 2. Unless you're into alot of soldering you may be out of luck. It was not a simple pull and swap arrangement.
 

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I've modified three switches to work in auto so far. IMHO its not worth the amount of work it takes to modify.

You need a donor switch (most any Toyota auto down switch will work, I've used a Camry switch, a Corrolla switch, and a 4Runner switch).
Soldering Iron
Desoldering tool
Wire cutters/strippers
Pen and paper for wire notes/schematic
Contact cement

You have to carefully disassemble the donor switch without damaging it. Desolder the wires from the connectors, note the wire color pattern and connector schematic. Remove the switch (keep track of the springs inside). Repeat these steps on the switch you will be modifying.
When resoldering the wires be careful of too much heat warping the plastic casing or causing other damage.
So far each switch I've disassembled has had a different wire color code and different connector pattern. But the vehicle wireing color codes have all been similar.
The switchs have been slightly different internally also, some have small metal springs inside and some have a plastic catch/spring.
It takes about 2.5 hours to modify each switch, they're plastic so you can easily break the catches when disassembling and reassembling. I had to use contact cement to reassemble one, and another I had to file some plastic off the side of the case to make it fit right after soldering heat made it warp.

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good thing I asked,

that sounds like it was a pita. I was just going to use replacement switches for the driver's side switch. I was hoping that this would have been easy. I guess it will just take some more homework before I get it done. Thanks for the feedback.

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Yea, I would have thought you could just pull a switch out of a similliar year model taco and just do a simple swap. I have thought about doing this before but, never really put too much thought into it.

I would like to have them reversed where they auto roll up instead of down or both... I rarely roll my window all the way down but, about 99 times out of 100 when I roll it up it going all the way up!

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AFTaco said:
that sounds like it was a pita. I was just going to use replacement switches for the driver's side switch. I was hoping that this would have been easy. I guess it will just take some more homework before I get it done. Thanks for the feedback.

Bryan
The switch is a one piece set-up holding both switches. The vehicles with 4 switches are the same way (one piece set-up holding all 4 switches). You cant change out an individual switch, they replace as a set.

With some reverse wiring you could probably make the window auto up instead of auto down, but it also would be a PITA.

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txtaco1 said:
Yea, I would have thought you could just pull a switch out of a similliar year model taco and just do a simple swap. I have thought about doing this before but, never really put too much thought into it.

I would like to have them reversed where they auto roll up instead of down or both... I rarely roll my window all the way down but, about 99 times out of 100 when I roll it up it going all the way up!

J
The Lexus GS300 is exactly like that. I've thought about taking the switches out of one of those and just doing a swap, but I think my mom would kill me for that one. :D I would say that any lexus is like that
 

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if you have and aftermarket alarm you can get the DEI 530T window module off ebay for like 50. it gives you auto left and right (up and down) and up and down from the remote. easy to hook up too. also down windows go up when you arm the system

it comes in pretty handy

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hmmm, interesting. i am going to have to look into that one. sounds like a great plan. do you have one already? have was the install?
 
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