Auto Up & Down Window Switch For 2nd Gen Tacoma (2012-2015)

Auto Up and Down Window Switch on 2nd Gen Tacoma (2012-2015)

One-Click Automatic Driver and Passenger Up & Down Switch Mod

I daily drive both my 5th Gen 4Runner and my 2nd Gen Tacoma. One of the main issues I have on the 2nd Gen Tacoma over the 5th Gen 4Runner is the lack of an automatic up/down switch for all of the windows. Well, it turns out that this is an easily solved issue by simply swapping in an entire window switch module from CTH.

CTH makes a ton of aftermarket mods for the Tacoma and this is one of those no-brainer mods if you have a 2012-2015.

Follow along and I’ll show you the install & review. The installation took maybe 15 minutes tops, and that was with taking photos. This is literally plug-and-play – just pop out the old switch module and plug in the new one.

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Step 1. Pop Out Switches

Plastic Pry Tool

Using a set of plastic pry tools, position the tools at this location and pop the entire switch control housing out. There are two clips on the top plate housing. One on each side.

Step 2. Remove Harness Connector

Remove Harness Connector

Now unclip the harness connector. You might need to use a small flathead screwdriver to push in the release tap in order for the connect to come out.

Step 3. Remove Top Plate

Remove Top Plastics Plate

Three screws are holding the top plate in place. Remove these three screws and then swap the top plate over to the new automatic up/down switch module.

Step 4. Clip New Switches In Place

Clip New Switches In Place

Once the top plate has been swapped over to the new module, you can connect the harness and then snap the housing into place.

Step 5. Passenger Side Connector Tabs

Remove Passenger Side Module

The passenger side switch needs to be popped out via two tabs on each side. Using a small screwdriver, depress each tab and slide the switch module out of its housing. Then swap the new one in and reinstall the entire unit back in place.

Passenger Side

Passenger Side Switch

Final shot of the passenger side automatic up/down switch.

Driver Side

Auto Up and Down Window Switch on 2nd Gen Tacoma (2012-2015)

The final shot of the driver-side automatic up/down switches.

Final Thoughts

Auto Up and Down Window Switch on 2nd Gen Tacoma (2012-2015)

I love my Tacoma, but it’s missing some much-needed yet simple features. This is one of those mods that you didn’t know you needed until after it was installed.

This is a cheap mod for the functionality it provides daily benefits. A no-brainer mod for the 2nd Gen Tacoma.

For an overview of the actual quality itself, I am surprised at how much these switches look like the OE window switches. Zero complaints about the quality. The switch letter print looks amazing, it plugged in and worked as expected. Highly recommend it for anyone tired of holding the window switch for what feels like an eternity.

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Al Sanchez
Al Sanchez
9 months ago

I agree, I installed these from CHT and they are awesome! Wish the 2nd came like that from factory and I love how they look lit up at night.

Michael Moore
Michael Moore
3 months ago
Reply to  Al Sanchez

So they light up just by connecting the wire harness plug to the switch? No modification?

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