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Rear Window Switch Relocation

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by eric.t.lindgren, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Nov 6, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    eric.t.lindgren

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    Howdy.
    I’ve seen some rear window switch relocation kits that have a longer wiring harness and been thinking about getting one. Having the switch on the panel with the light switches sometimes isn’t super convenient. Has anybody relocated their rear window switch and where did you move it too?

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  2. Nov 6, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    Following for Ideas too.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    I hate that they moved it! In my 08 it was on the right side of the steering wheel not the left.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    Yeah bastards, on my 1989 it's by the shifter! Center console
     
  5. Nov 6, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    I wish cheaper kits were available too, my problem is that with the platinum, there are no blank switch spots. so I would need to swap it with a different switch which would require another extension kit for that switch.
     
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  6. Nov 6, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    Watching...

    And while we're there (on that part of the dash), why aren't the mirror adjustment switches backlit?? WTF?
     
  7. Nov 6, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    Yeah that's really annoying. I added a cheap, small ,low lumen, led bolt light to mine and it lights it up. I do not understand why it's not backlit though.

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  8. Nov 6, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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    @Roman any way to replace our dark switch with a backlit one from another model/year?
     
  9. Nov 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    There is a switch that can be wired and fit, it's not from a Tundra and it's not plug and play. I think maybe from a 4runner or maybe sienna.
     
  10. Nov 6, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    Not any from another Tundra, but possibly from a different model. Definitely not plug and play, though.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    But a direct fit in that same dash location?
     
  12. Nov 6, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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    I moved mine to the panel in front of the shifter. I figured that if I put it there the front passenger can control the rear window too.
     
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  13. Nov 6, 2019 at 2:39 PM
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    Moving this switch into the driver door window switches would be amazing. I hate having to reach down especially in the dark to fumble and find that switch to roll the back window down.
     
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  14. Nov 6, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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  15. Nov 6, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    Got any photos? How hard was it to get over there wire-wise?
     
  16. Nov 6, 2019 at 3:48 PM
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    Agreed WTF Toyota? Plus the location is stupid. Every other vehicle I've owned has these controls on the arm rest where its easy to get to and use. Not on the dash where its completely inconvenient to access if you can find it in the dark.
     
  17. Nov 6, 2019 at 4:21 PM
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    Sorry about the picture quality. It's already dark here.

    I moved the Tow/Haul button to where Toyota should have placed it from the factory as well. It wasn't hard. I just cut the pigtail from the wiring harness and spliced in enough wire to get it to the socket I wanted.
     
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    Oops! I just realized that this thread is in the 3rd Gen forum.

    Sorry everyone. Mine is a 2nd Gen in case you can't tell from the picture.
     
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  19. Nov 6, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    Why does it matter? I've rolled mine down once when I farted real bad that I couldn't even stand to smell it and that was it.
     
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    I was actually thinking the exact same thing yesterday as I was enjoying the cooler weather with my rear window down. I logged into the forum and saw this post.
     
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  21. Nov 7, 2019 at 6:45 AM
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    Possibly. I'd have to order in both switches and test them out first. First, I have to find a model that has a back lit switch. I was thinking the Land Cruiser, but we don't have any Land Cruisers in inventory. :(
     
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  22. Nov 7, 2019 at 6:49 AM
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    That's fine that you don't use yours. But those of us on here looking for information on relocation do, and we're looking for options.
     
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    Let me know if I can help - I'm sure many of us would be interested to figure out a solution for this. Thanks Roman!
     
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  24. Nov 7, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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    Loved it on the right when I briefly had my '13, wasn't crazy bout it being on left with all other switches, but I got used to it, no biggie for me
     
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  25. Nov 7, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    I think it is from a Prius and is a slightly different color, greenish tint.
     
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    good thing you eventually found the switch!
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    Sorry to break peoples hearts and hate to be the bearer of bad news but I don’t “believe” there is a single switch Toyota makes that will fix this issue. I spent a few full days at work (I know... bad employee) going over numerous platform wiring diagrams and researching every illuminated switch Toyota makes to see if it’ll work.. the tundras are the only platform I found that uses a CAN system for the mirrors... even the 2019 land cruisers don’t use the can system. Pretty disheartening after all the research.. I thought for sure the newer models LCs or LXs would have it.. nope. I could (and hope) I’m wrong, but figured I’d save some people a whole bunch of time. That being said, I’m hopeful Toyota will shift future vehicles over to this system and hopefully grab a switch of a 2022 LC or something.

    there is one post where a guy bought an illumated switch and essentially used the clear piece and put that on our switch and added tiny leds. It’s a lot of work and not PNP, plus an increased risk of electrical fire. You can go that route but I wouldn’t. Anyway, just my $.02 on the topic.
     
  29. Nov 7, 2019 at 9:03 AM
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    Really? I have that thing down EVERY time it's nice out. It is one of my favorite Toyota features. Same goes when I'm in my Bronco!
     
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    I was just messing around with you guys. I have horrible tinnitus and drive with the windows up year round can't stand the noise
     

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