Cause of rear window, rear wiper and defroster failure? on 2005 Toyota Sequoia

This seems to be the problem with this model. All rear components worked great one day and not the next. Dealer said it was a motor failure for the wiper and window and recomended replacement. Fuses and harness have been checked. Does anyone have any other answers to this problem?

by in Layton, UT on July 02, 2009
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5 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by , March 30, 2010
I answered this on a previos thread. Here is the shorter version. Lower window clean edges of window then raise window this will allow the micro switches to make full contact. This is per Toyota, mine works perfect now.
COMMENT by , June 02, 2010
what if you can't get the rear window down??? My rear window will not go down nor will the whippers or the fluid come out or work. please help. 2006 toyota sequoia
COMMENT by , August 15, 2010
THIS WORKS...I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. JUST ROLL DOWN THE BACK WINDOW AND CLEAN OFF THE EDGES......I WOULD HAVE SPENT ALL DAY PLAYING WITH FUSES....THANK YOU SO MUCH
COMMENT by , September 30, 2010
I couldn't roll the window down with the interior switch but I could with the key.
COMMENT by , January 02, 2011
It worked for me also. I checked all the fuses, but in the end, All I had to do was lower the window and raise it back up tight again. Thank you Internet bloggers. !!!
ANSWER by , June 30, 2010
There is a TSB for this. See my answer (under sequoia05) at the following link: http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=139061&page=2
ANSWER by , October 25, 2009
I have a 2006 Sequoia. I can't tell you "why", but this has happened to me twice, and each time I removed and replaced every fuse under the dash. After doing this, the rear window, wiper and washer all worked again. Note - no fuses were bad. and I pull and replaced every one!
ANSWER by , July 02, 2009
I have seen two other people post the same question but unfortunately don't have an answer as to the cause or cure. Perhaps call a Toyota dealer or dealers in larger cities ask for there service department tell them you are miles away (so they won't try to lure you in) ask them if they have seen this problem.
ANSWER by , February 09, 2012
I also had rear window inoperative and rear defrost won't work. Fuses all good, heard click when pressing switch. I cycled switch up/down a dozen times then finally window opened. Cleaned window seal with Armorall, closed window now defrost works too. Thank you all for your advice!