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Tailgate handle

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by Element, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Element

    Element 1/2 ton status

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    Just sort of curious...is the outside handle on the tailgate of an '87 K5 supposed to turn, pop out, etc to open the tailgate, or is it just a sort of decorative thing for the lock?
     
  2. jpdrake

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    its just for the lock, when they're new and work right you put the door key in and turn the window up or down, turn down and open from the inside handle.
     
  3. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    are you referring to the electric motorized window or the manual gate? i guess i assume you're referring to the motorized one, like jpdrake is referring to, but manual models are available where it pops out so you can crank the window like a manual crank window on a door.
     
  4. Element

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    Yeah, mine's the power rear window, but the lock cylinder must be frozen up in the tailgate - the key won't even go into it.
     

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