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OK, after operating intermittently once a few weeks ago, my back window has now stuck open. I am thinking the window switch in the door handle has probably given up. Has anyone had a similar problem?

Also, how does one go about replacing that switch? It looks like the plastic switch plate on the armrest just pops off? Thanks for any advice and help.

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Thanks for the info and the link - very helpful.

Ugh, it looks like they want you to take the inner door panel off to get to the switch. I was hopeful that the switch panel just popped out, but I guess not.

The test procedure for the switch is to replace it with a known good one, and see what happens. So I guess I'll proceed on the assumption that the switch is bad, and replace it. The alternative is to tear apart the rear compartment and that looks like a bigger deal.

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Door panel removal is easy. Follow these steps....

Lower the window fully.
Remove the mirror mount cover.
Pull back the inner door handle and remove the cover that's behind it.
Remove the two screws.
Remove the handle and cable linkage.
Remove the door pull pocket lid.
Remove the screw.
With as little bending of the panel as possible detach the 8 clips (3 left, 3 right & 2 bottom).
Starting at the trailing edge of the panel, lift upwards, releasing the door lock knob as you go.
Disconnect the courtesy light and switch gear harness.

The rear door is similar but you have to remove the plastic corner trim first.
 

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Well, came out after work and the window was back to normal, like it had never misbehaved at all. My gut says it's a dud switch, so I have one on order.

Heli, thanks for your assistance!

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Could be the actuator going out too.
 

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I think I'd just leave it closed and not worry with it unless it's something you frequently use.
 

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I agree. I use my rear slider more than the rear doors. Actually, just the moonroof and rear slider give a really nice breeze..

Glad you got it working.
 

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Same with me - I use the rear window all the time. Open the sunroof, the front windows, and the rear window and you get a good flow going. It's one of the best features of the Ridgeline.

Hopefully the new switch will fix it!

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I never thought about that, but you're right - I'd guess "a little" more rain might come in through the sunroof than through the rear window.

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Some irony there.. huh? Maybe when it starts raining and the sunroof is open there could be a chime that plays "Rain drops keep falling on my head...."
 
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