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1995 Rav 4 2D RHD Window Switch

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I am trying to locate in the UK what I believe is an aftermarket electric window switch, the type is installed in the centre console and is the same size as the 4WD switch, rear screen dimist and fog lights. I have tried the usual online auction and various search engines.
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Picture, any specifications? There are only a couple of hundreds thousand aftermarket products available. So it would be nice to share a bit more details here.

The OEM switches are located at both the driver and passenger doors. Not in the center console. The driver's side being the one with the most options (both for the driver and passenger and for locking all windows from opening (further).
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Thanks for the reply, pse see photos, as you can see both switches fit in the centre console.
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It isn't hard, that's a standard size there.
I really cannot help you locate this exact part. I am a bit stunned that it's only 1 and that it's located in the middle console while normally they are at the doors.


I think it may be wise to check out if you can locate the wires at your door panel and see if they are somehow rerouted by a DIY-er. It's definitely not a standard procedure to make this in the center console while it's far more logical at the doors.
You can then go to your local Toyota dealer and buy the OEM or find an aftermarket. Different perhaps then yours, but it should work, rather then look the same in my opinion.
Do notice that this item, called the master switch power regulator is VERY expensive (300+ euro for 3 door, 450 euro for 5 door). It may be the reason the DIY-er has chosen the cheap way out. Part number in picture below.
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PIM, it appears to me that this '95 RAV did not come with power windows from the factory and the dealer installed an aftermarket system. If this is true, those exact switches are going to be very difficult to find. Does anyone know if the first RAV4's did not have power windows as standard equipment?

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Thanks all for your imput. ref the photo of the centre console there are 2 seperate switches (one for each side) as you cane see I have removed the faulty one. What I am going to do is just temp swap over the 2 switches as least the wife can open her window.
As previously mentioned these switches are designed to fit the blank holes in the console. I believe that they were installed by a Toyota Dealer here in the UK after the car was sold.
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James, the RAV4 is not standard equipped with power windows. However, most of them got them in a package and thus there are sold many with them.

It might be easier to install it the right way.
I see the needed switch part is aftermarket as low as 38 dollar (+23 dollar shipping to UK).
You will need the cover too, and get the wires to there (or they might be actually present). But that will make your ride even better.
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I think that switch came from a BMW. search BMW power window switch on google or ebay.

here's a sample link (6) BMW E28 E30 LIGHTED POWER WINDOW SWITCHES | eBay

Though it didn't show the back for the female plug.

Why not replace it as PIM suggested it'll be more accessible on our doors on its original place.
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Yes that's totally a BMW window switch!
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