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how hard is it to change a power window/lock setup?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jackedjimmy350, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. jackedjimmy350

    jackedjimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    mine's gettin a bit tired and warn out...just curious?? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Check all your connections first. Weak voltage reaching the motors will make everything work in slow motion. But if you want to change 'em, the lock motor is easy to change. You can see it, reach it, unplug it, and unbolt it easily. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    The window motor is a bit more work... It's riveted to the door. You have to drill out the rivets, unplug the motor (which you can barely see, let alone reach!) /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif and then take the regulator assembly out of the door. Then you drill a hole through both sides of the regulator and insert a bolt through them, so that the spring doesn't slam the regulator to the full up position when you remove the old motor. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Install the new motor, remove the bolt from the regulator, put the regulator back into the door and bolt the motor in place with the new nuts and bolts provided in the box with the motor. The directions for everything are included with the motor. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif It isn't terribly difficult, you just have to take your time and follow the steps.
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Listen to HarrhyH3. The locks for sure don't tend to go bad, but with bad connections they can certainly act funny. Mine wouldn't lock/unlock with the bolts to the door loose.

    The power windows need the tracks and gears cleaned/lubed, and a lot of times the switches for PW and PDL themselves need to be cleaned up. (which is very easy)
     
  4. jackedjimmy350

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    cool thanks guys /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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