Thursday, June 23, 2011

How to get your Prius power windows working again

All of sudden you find that you can no longer control all your power windows from your driver's control panel.

Some symptoms
1) They work individually but you can't work them from the driver's control panel!
2) Drivers side can only control up or down movement but not both
3) Window does not go down with one press but must be held till it reaches top or bottom

There could be other variations of the above but they all point to one thing. There is a fault in the control system. Now if you are not aware on how to get it fixed, taking the problem to your auto electrician can often cost you a great deal of money. I know of a case where the customer was charges $220 and the problem still recurred.

Help is at hand! What has happened is that perhaps you ran out of power in your 12 volt battery system and the door settings get out of whack. The solution is to wind the window up and hold the switch in the up position for 10 seconds. Release it and Wallah it is all working again!! You have to do it to each window.

This tip should save you quite a bit of money if not your sanity.


Andre Brennan said...

Well, this is certainly quick fix to a seemingly serious problem. But, even with this, I think it would still be a good idea to get the car window serviced at an authorized service center. The good thing about this is that you’re assured that people from Toyota are actually working on the problem to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. It works on prius 2010. The driver's control panel works again.

Anonymous said...

You have to go to each window and hold it in the up position until the light stops blinking....what a piece of c... cars are way tooooo complicated....You save money at the pump but give it back at the parts and service store with simple vehicles or you will get screwed....

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Solution worked great!