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can't get my tailgate open

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bad andy, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. bad andy

    bad andy 1/2 ton status

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    can\'t get my tailgate open

    this happened about a week ago my window stopped going all the way down and the tailgate won't open. i took the panel off the inside of the tailgate, how do i get it to open? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. bad andy

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    Re: can\'t get my tailgate open

    doesn't ANYBODY know?
     
  3. nofeartruckin00

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    Re: can\'t get my tailgate open

    Try doing a search for "tailgate window", there are a couple of good posts out there on this subject. I can tell you that the tailgate won't open if the glass doesn't go down all the way. There is a switch that detects when the glass bottoms out. Your best bet is to find out what is stopping the glass from going all the way down.
     
  4. Derf00

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    Re: can\'t get my tailgate open

    With the rear panel removed there are two rods that extend to either side of the of the tailgate, pull them towards the center and that should open it. If the window is stuck, you can unbolt the sash from the actuators, and manually move the window.
     
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    Re: can\'t get my tailgate open

    Yeah, what Derf said! BTDT!
     
  6. bad andy

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    Re: can\'t get my tailgate open

    thanks for your help guys /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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