There are different hacks for Toyota Tacoma that makes daily life easier for a Tacoma owner. For instance, you might want to get access to the vehicle from the rear sliding window. You can simply use the push button when it is from the inside. But when it is from the outside, opening the window will not be easy.
I will share here how to open the rear sliding window from outside Tacoma. Once you read the detailed guideline, you will wonder why you didn’t know it before! Yes, it is going to be that simple.
Remember that you should follow the technique to open the window only when doing it for your own vehicle.
What is the Rear Sliding Window?
On Toyota Tacoma, there is a window on the back of the vehicle just above the trim. The windows slide on the rear once the rider commands for it. From inside, the passenger gets access to the bed using this window. There is a smart push button in the vehicle that easily opens the window. It is, however, not designed to open from the outside.
Why Do You Need to Open the Sliding Window from Outside?
I mentioned earlier that the rear sliding window operates with power. There is no need for any manual operation. You might be wondering then why you will try it from the outside! Imagine you have locked yourself out from home, what do you do? Somehow open the door, right?
For Tacoma, the scenario is the same. If you want to know how to unlock a Toyota Tacoma without keys, you need to know how to open the rear window. You can easily get access inside the vehicle using that window.
How to Open Rear Sliding Window?
Opening the rear sliding window from the outside of the vehicle will need a strong and thick metal wire. Collect it from any store if you don’t have it at home. 16 gauge will be good enough to go.
Step 1: Give the Wire Required Shape
Take a 5-6 inches wire to prepare the tool. First, give the wire a shape like L. One edge of the L will go inside with a loop, and the other will be on hand. After making the L with the wire, use a plier to pull the wire to prepare the loop. The dimension of the loop should match the latch of the rear sliding window.
Step 2: Insert the Tool Inside
Is the tool ready to open the rear sliding door? Then go to the bed of the truck. Open the bed and climb on it. Go near the rear sliding window. Check the window closes, and there you will see some gap between the parts. Push the wire inside the window. Make sure the loop edge is going inside.
Push the wire all the way down until it touches the latches of the window. Twist the wire to open the latch as well as the window. If everything goes well, the window should open now.
Step 3: Check If the Window Is Working
You are opening the window from outside in an emergency, right? So, be extra careful when doing this. Once the door is open, now you will have access to the vehicle’s dashboard. Go there and push the actual power button to see if the window is closing and opening with the system. If everything goes well, there is nothing to be worried about. If you somehow ruined the system, visit a professional mechanic to fix it.
I have shared how to open rear sliding window from outside Tacoma in a few simple steps. It is not going to be easy if you cannot make the tool. You must spend enough time preparing the unlocking tool with the wire. Don’t push the tool inside too hard to avoid any kind of damage.
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