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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
92,128 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new master window switch (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. reflow solder joints on pcb (1 reports)
2001 Lexus RX 300 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2001 Lexus RX 300 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 072014

RX 300 3.0L 4wd

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


So the electric window started acting strange, would go down and very difficult to get back up.

Tried cleaning the contacts in the pcb, seemed to help for a while... but probably didn't in reality

Then tried reflowing the solder joints on the pcb where the connector pins meet the circuit board. 10 min job with a soldering iron (just heat the pin for a while till the solder melts and then take the soldering iron away, that pin is done, repeat for all the pins)

Some guy called briansmobile1 made a nice video on youtube about how to do it. just search on you tube:

How to fix your Toyota Lexus Window Switch

- , Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand

problem #2

Jun 012013

RX 300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

Drivers side window switch does not function properly. Window sticks down, or goes up when I press down or visa versa……$756 for the part ALONE. Can't go to the drive up OR SELL THE CAR without the window working……….

- , Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #1

Mar 052013

RX 300 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,385 miles

I have never had an electric window malfunction on any car. Now with this low mileage Lexus, when you push the control to open the passenger side window, the window goes down, but will not come back up. All I get are quizzical looks from the mechanics. They don't know what's wrong, how long it will take to fix it or how much it will cost. Maybe Consumer Reports raves about Lexus being the best vehicle out there, but you'd better have deep pockets if you want to own one!

- , Akron, OH, USA

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