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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen_md, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. blazen_md

    blazen_md 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 90 k5 6" superlift 35" ssr's and my rear window it works from the switch inside but the key switch outside does not work and I was wondering if anyone has experienced this problem and could give me a few tips thanx.
     
  2. 81Bogger

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    my key doesn't work either.............never really bothered me, but I would first look at the contacts where it connects to the key unit in the tailgate, the ground, or possibly the whole unit itself......worse case pick up a junker, swap out the key unit and use a different key for the tailgate....just my $.02



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  3. 8_YOUR_H2

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    Same problem here, I took it apart and the lock cylinder contains the electrical connections that control the window from outside the truck. This gets moisture in it and corrodes. Mine was so bad I couldnt get the key in the lock. You will need to pull it apart and eaither clean the connections out or if its too bad get a new lock switch..LMC has them for like $50 or somthing...
     
  4. dyeager535

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    Check that the switch is getting voltage. IIRC, there are two plugs for the tailgate, one 12V always, and two that are the wires from teh in-cab switch. The plugs are under the drivers side of the tailgate. No reason to rip the whole tailgate apart if the problem isn't the switch. I've got a tailgate keyswitch gremlin too, but its somewhere up near the cab/firewall, as I don't get constant 12V back there.

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  5. blazen_md

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    Thanx guys for the reply its not really that big of a deal to me either but something I would just like to get working again.
     

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