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Can you remove passenger trim plate to access window switch

Yes I searched but can't seem to find whether or not you can remove just small trim switch that encompasses the passenger window switch or if you have to remove the whole door skin to change the switch. My switch took a crap and I got the new one delivered. Normally I would just take a crack at it and break half the stuff in my way before realizing it should have been done another way.

I am learning that it is better to ask first rather than later and I will be better off. So does anyone know if you can just pry that trim plate off and change the switch from there or do you need to remove the door skin in order to replace the switch?

Please make my life easy and say yes to the small panel. No fear in removing the skin, I just always break those damn door clips anytime I take a skin off.

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Re: Can you remove passenger trim plate to access window switch

You have to pull the whole panel.

Edit: Are you sure your window lock button didn't get pushed? That locks out the passenger switch.
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Re: Can you remove passenger trim plate to access window switch

I had to remove the whole door panel if I remember since the switch pops down. Its easy enough to do. The large "Pop" sounds of the lower plastic clips freaks you out at 1st but they are designed for it. The clips wont break if you pull up easy and directly away from the door. Some of the white clips may pop off and stay in the door. Just pry out witha trim panel remover and place back on the door skin before attempting to re-secure it.


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Re: Can you remove passenger trim plate to access window switch

Thanks guys. Yes, the first thing I checked when wifey couldn't roll her window up was the window lock switch.

An extra few minutes to pop the skin won't kill me....just wanted to check beforehand.

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Re: Can you remove passenger trim plate to access window switch

Well while you have it off this would be a great time to do some sound deadening and upgrade your speakers.
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Well while you have it off this would be a great time to do some sound deadening and upgrade your speakers.
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I agree 110%, however, my wife and I just had our first kid and she has been out of work since mid July without getting paid so funds are a flowing out faster than they flow in. She won't go back to work for probably another 6 weeks or so
and seeing that we had the homeowners insurance, car insurance, etc all due in August, I am stretched thinner than I like right now.

Lastly, once wifey goes back to work, I unfortunately will be heavily considering getting rid of the FJ. Doesn't seem practical with a a little one and the home depot trips have become a major PITA with this truck. Carrying anything more than a handful of 8' 2x4's is a chore in space management.

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Re: Can you remove passenger trim plate to access window switch

You can pry the switch trim/bezel in the front using a butter knife or thin tip flat screww driver.



Then slide the trim forward (toward the dash) to disengage the locking tab in the back.

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You can pry the switch trim/bezel in the front using a butter knife or thin tip flat screww driver. [/IMG]

Thanks, Nestah -- I've gotten a lot of great tricks from you in the past, and this one just saved me a bunch of time

My passenger window switch (switch on the passenger door) just went out on my 2010 FJ. I was hoping it was the child "lock", but it is the switch. For future reference when this happens to someone else, I ordered this part from Amazon -- https://www.amazon.com/Window-Switch...rds=8481012080

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You can pry the switch trim/bezel in the front using a butter knife or thin tip flat screww driver.



Then slide the trim forward (toward the dash) to disengage the locking tab in the back.


THANK YOU!!! You just saved me a ton of time!!! My right side window switch is popping the 30 Amp Power fuse. This will make up a LOT of time.

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Re: Can you remove passenger trim plate to access window switch

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(snip) My right side window switch is popping the 30 Amp Power fuse.
I think it's somewhat unlikely that your switch is causing a 30A fuse to blow. Either the motor has failed, or you have a short-circuit somewhere in the wiring harness.

Pull the switch and look for any evidence of an internal short (melted housing, etc.). If you find that the switch itself has failed, please post a clear photo.

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