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Old 09-21-2018, 11:46 AM
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2012 tsx - rear pass window intermittent

2012 tsx
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last 6-7 months from the driver master switch the rear passenger window works intermittently. If I press open window, sitting in driver seat, nothing will happen to rear window. Try few times, window will go down but stop in middle. Have to press a few more times to get it down. Same thing on way up.

Is it a a common issue?

Any ideas on how how to fix?

How difficult is it to fix?

Is it a a connection issue from switch to window on driver seat master window panel or something more?

Thanks for for the help


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Old 09-24-2018, 03:17 PM
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2012 TSX SE - Same problem. Rear passenger window has made me do a doubletake once in a while. It just decides not work. Never had it stay stuck for more than a few clicks/seconds.

My passenger door unlock does not work unless you slam as hard as you can on it. Driver side switch unlocks all doors fine.
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Old 09-24-2018, 04:16 PM
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My door locks are all fine

just the rear pass window is intermittently problematic
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Old 09-25-2018, 04:15 PM
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I have the opposite problem, my driver's rear window won't close from the driver's switch. Happens intermittently, and I always seem to be alone, so I can't reach in back to see if its that switch, or other problems. And its way to expensive to just replace parts.

To track it down, I would check to see if it works from the local switch in the rear door. If intermittent from both locations, probably wiring or motor. If only from the front, probably that switch, the electronic control box, and possibly wiring. There are two different control units, one for each side of the car. The local switch is wired directly to the window motor, while the drivers master switch goes through two electronic controls to get to the pass rear door, so lots of confounding going on there.
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Seems to be a common issue with 2012 TSX. Used to happen to my front driver window. Lately started happening to the rear right window. I sprayed some lubricant where the windows slide up against the door, it seems to have helped some.
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Originally Posted by 2012wagon View Post
2012 tsx
115 k miles

last 6-7 months from the driver master switch the rear passenger window works intermittently. If I press open window, sitting in driver seat, nothing will happen to rear window. Try few times, window will go down but stop in middle. Have to press a few more times to get it down. Same thing on way up.

Is it a a common issue?

Any ideas on how how to fix?

How difficult is it to fix?

Is it a a connection issue from switch to window on driver seat master window panel or something more?

Thanks for for the help


This happens on my wife's 2012 TSX Wagon (83k miles) as well... rear passenger window on driver's side. That door was hit twice though, while parked! The first time was in a Target parking lot. We came back and saw the big dent, and the #@$! driver didn't leave a note. The second time, the wagon was parked on the street and was hit by someone backing up. That driver stopped, apologized, and we exchanged insurance info.

In both cases we had the damage repaired and the window worked just fine. When it later started misbehaving, I just figured the electronics and motors in the door were just beat up. But your post suggests that there may be a design flaw.
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Old 10-06-2018, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by WheelMcCoy View Post
This happens on my wife's 2012 TSX Wagon (83k miles) as well... rear passenger window on driver's side. That door was hit twice though, while parked! The first time was in a Target parking lot. We came back and saw the big dent, and the #@$! driver didn't leave a note. The second time, the wagon was parked on the street and was hit by someone backing up. That driver stopped, apologized, and we exchanged insurance info.

In both cases we had the damage repaired and the window worked just fine. When it later started misbehaving, I just figured the electronics and motors in the door were just beat up. But your post suggests that there may be a design flaw.
my car is garaged and wasn’t hit

started at 60k miles and got worse at 100k miles
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I had that same problem but with both front windows. Ended up replacing the master door switch.
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Sounds like a master switch issue. Really common on Honda/Acura cars. They're a little expensive and I wouldn't recommend aftermarket since they usually end up doing the same thing but within months not 8 years. Although sometimes the passenger switches tend to go out but the master is usually the culprit since it's used the most.
The contacts in the switch tend to wear out which is why it'll work when pressed harder or multiple times.
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Thank you

maybe will fix it next year
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I fixed mine by dissasembling the switch and bending the contacts a bit and reseating them.
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Originally Posted by TSX1012m6 View Post
I fixed mine by dissasembling the switch and bending the contacts a bit and reseating them.
hard to disassemble ?
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hard to disassemble ?
Nope, very easy. Pops right out of the door. Take your time.
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