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Tailgate Window Crank Lock Tricks???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rigdonhome, May 13, 2003.

  1. rigdonhome

    rigdonhome 1/2 ton status

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    I can't for the life of me figure out how to lock the window crank on the tailgate of my 1977 K5. The key goes in fine and I've tried wiggling it and using it in all ranges of rotation of the window crank. I haul a lot of tools and gear so I don't want to leave it up for grabs. Is there a common trick to making this work or is the lock just broken?

    If so, can I buy one new or do I have to search for a good used one??? Can a locksmith repair only the lock???

    Cheers,
    Scott

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    maybe the key is just worn, try a locksmith first.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    LMC and classic industries both sell new locksets for the tailgate handles.
     
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    Where were you yesterday??? /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    Do you have web site urls for these fine folks???

    Cheers,
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    yeah what he said
     

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