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tailgate help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlueOx, Aug 7, 2000.

  1. BlueOx

    BlueOx 1/2 ton status

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    I have a power window in the tailgate of my 85 K5 that doesn't roll down w/ the key but, it rolls up with it.
    From the inside switch it will roll up or down. How do i get it to roll down with the key?
    thanks,

    85 Blazer
     
  2. **b**

    **b** 1/2 ton status

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    leave it alone!
     
  3. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Replace the switch, do a search on tailgates and there is a post that will walk you through it step by step. Takes 30 minutes to an hour.

    Rob 85K5

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  4. jcg

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    You may not have to replace the switch. Mine didn't work at all with the key so I took the switch apart and cleaned the contacts with a little sand paper, now it works great! Cleaned all the switches in the front doors too and the windows and locks work like new. Good luck.

    Joe
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  5. 90K5

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    There have been a lot of posts about this recently so you might want to look thru them and they will probably answer your question

    90K5
     
  6. Eagle86K5

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    Instead of just cleaning them, I made new contacts out of the brass base of an old bulb, just cut a strip ¼ wide and about a ½ long and fold it over the contact, then solder it in place.Works like a charm...
     
  7. Espen88k5

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    This is the part Eagle is refering to. When you turn the key the brass-spring pushes against a contact-point at each end of the turn of the key. Mine had coroded and the heat had melted the plastic so I bought the new complete lock-cyllinder with key (20$ Cheyene pick-upp parts) Removed the 2 tiny clips and just replaced the bottom part that was coroded. You can see new vrs. old in the plier-jaws.
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