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carpespasm Says, in 9-12-2010 at 14:35:59 from    

You are my hero this afternoon. I’ve had two tacomas from this era and those window latches are always the first (and usually only) thing that breaks on them. This guy here sells billet aluminum versions of the piece that breaks, but some people (supposedly about 4 in 400) have had problems with them not latching closed like they should. Thanks again for this!

Bruno: Yes. I know the ones. More like one in ten not working. I ordered a pair and the window would not close. I am glad I could help.

Karl Says, in 10-11-2010 at 21:56:25 from    

Super idea! I just left the dealership after telling them to keep their expensive unit (they will not sell just the broken plastic piece…has to be the whole unit). I landed here looking for a used latch, but now think I’d prefer to take your inexpensive idea to task. Looks relatively foolproof. Thanks for sharing!!!

Bruno:No problem. Glad I could help.

mark Says, in 4-7-2011 at 19:38:46 from    

Dude I have been looking for a fix for that for years. thats a great temp fix but where I get the latch and how much does it cost?

Bruno: Any Toyota dealer sells them.

diverdad Says, in 5-20-2011 at 22:13:22 from    

Brilliant!!! Thanks

tdybrs Says, in 5-26-2011 at 20:56:16 from    

This absolutely helped me out of my jam! THANK YOU!!! The pictures were most helpful!!

matt Says, in 5-30-2011 at 11:33:10 from    

dude thanks for the post, i have been looking for a way to fix that ever since i found out it was broken but didn’t want to have to take the whole door panel apart, i just put it on and it works fine, thanks again

tdyber Says, in 8-1-2011 at 01:29:02 from    

Hey Guys, Just bought a 2001 Tundra in excellent condition. Just a few minor fixes. The rear window latches my son just noticed and said his body shop price was $30 each. I just went out in the garage got 2 nylon zip ties and ten minutes later both side pop out windows work like new.
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS! Have a great day.

Bill Says, in 9-8-2011 at 00:28:40 from    

Great post I got my zip tie and I can lock the window I never use again.


Cashflow Says, in 11-13-2011 at 19:02:51 from    

You are my hero for sure!! I didn’t even bother pricing one new because I’m sure they’re expensive. This fix works perfectly. So glad I did a search.

Thanks again!!!

Jae308 Says, in 11-21-2011 at 13:18:20 from    

Even though I’m late to the table…thanks Bruno

Mike in Tac Says, in 12-29-2011 at 22:55:05 from    

Awesome Awesome Fix – thanks so much Bruno!

sv650member Says, in 1-18-2012 at 15:29:45 from    

that worked like magic! thanks for the hook up my tundra sr5 is back to mint!

Thom Says, in 2-1-2012 at 15:09:30 from    

Thanks! My latches broke a couple of years ago and have driven me crazy ever since. I finally broke down and looked on the web to order a replacement. I like your idea much better. Thank you very much for taking the time to share!

Bruno: no problem, glad I could help.

qvATL Says, in 3-15-2012 at 04:23:14 from    

Thanks very much for sharing! Awesome fix!

Dennis Says, in 3-21-2012 at 17:17:28 from    

I too just left my local Toyota dealer where I purchased 20 cents worth of injection molded plastic (fan control knob) for $11.78 and inquired as to the availability of those broken plastic connectors for my rear windows. $89.95 ea plus installation so I was looking at a min. of a $300 repair cost. I even called Toyota Corporate to see if they would be willing to disclose the actual manufacturer of the item so I could by a couple sets of just the plastic. Nope, liability prevents us…yada, yada. I will give them credit though, at the end of the “no joy” conversation the young man asked if I’d done a google search for possible solutions. It was his suggestion that got me here. Sorry I don’t remember your name young man but thanks, simple solution and repair cost that will amount too oh, I don’t know, what, 50 cents.

Gunny Says, in 4-16-2012 at 10:50:34 from    

Thanks Bruno! Worked like a charm. I wish Toyota would make a stronger hinge.

Matt J Says, in 5-19-2012 at 10:38:48 from    

Wow im glad i stumbled upon this gem, just broke the latch on my 2003 Tacoma. And i love popping my side windows out in the spring and summer and was panicked to see that it some how cracked in half. Thanks for the tip my friend. LIFESAVER

Osidelocalmike Says, in 5-24-2012 at 19:41:52 from    

Dude, that was the best advise ever. Worked like a charm! I would buy you a beer if I could. Thanks!

agb Says, in 5-27-2012 at 21:27:20 from    

My latches recently broke and was looking for replacements. Luckily was searching the web sites and came across your solution to the problem. Looked in my tool box and found some zip ties and fixed the problem, didn’t cost me a dime. Thanks for the great information Bruno!

bayoublaster Says, in 5-30-2012 at 12:22:25 from    

WOW! You should be nominated for Toyota Repair Hall of Fame! Thanks for quick and inexpensive fix. The pictures were very helpful..

dlichterman Says, in 6-3-2012 at 22:08:26 from    

Thanks! Just bought a Tundra and the back latches were broken. Sure beats paying for new parts!

doc_1960 Says, in 7-1-2012 at 11:33:47 from    

thank you for the Tundra pop out window latch solution. My big issue was not ordering another one. it was listening to my husband complain. i figured if i ordered another one it would do the same thing because i was not rough with it at all when it broke. you not only saved me money but saved me a constant headache my hubby gives me. and that my friend is worth more than 100 latch prices. LOL

Sharon8296 Says, in 8-12-2012 at 17:59:10 from    

Thank you! Thank You! Thank you! You made my day!

Bruno: No problem.

Rbskygod Says, in 9-5-2012 at 10:46:35 from    

Thanks you are my new hero! I rarely use the side windows and this is a perfect fix for me.
You are a Genius keep the think tank open.

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