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The electronic window supposed to roll up and down with key?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 82Jimmy, Aug 4, 2000.

  1. 82Jimmy

    82Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I have electric windows, and the back window will roll down but not up! Is it supposed to be that way?

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  2. DMK

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    Would say key switch is bad. Will it roll up with switch inside the cab?
     
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    My window goes up and down with the key. I think its supposed too. You may have a misconnection in the switch. l
     
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    Sometimes the cable gets loose on the way down inside the tailgate. Just give the tailgats a few good smacks a little to the left of the center of it and it will usually work. Did that make any sense?

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  5. 82Jimmy

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    the switch in the front works, its just that about every day i use the electronic key on the back.......its really slow, noisy and pops.....my other windows are really slow to. any suggestions....? And 90k5...i read that like 10 times..and all i got was a headache! [​IMG] thanks for the help so far! I want my windows to go really fast!

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  6. Espen88k5

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    See the old contact vrs the new? I have 3 more pictures showing how to get there.

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    Take off the power-motor cable. unscrew the window from the regulator. 4 bolts. Then slide the window out half-way and rest it on some gardenfurniture. The regulator assembly is 4 bolts around the edges of the base. Take it out as shown here:
    [​IMG]

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    The key-switch base is then two nuts from inside. The white plastic retainer keeps the contact from sliding off..
    [​IMG]

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    To get the windows to move faster lube tracks, I use white lithium grease in the spray bottles.
     
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    I redid this opperation because I replaced the key-cyllinder last year. And for a year now, I have had different key's for the doors and the tailgate. I decided to reuse the old keyswitch. and just replace the coroded plastick part. It's not a big job, I did most of it while "mom" was shopping. And Erlend, my son was a great litle helper:
    [​IMG]

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  12. Rob 85K5

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    you can save one step in that process by leaving the window and regulator attached and sliding the whole unit up/out.

    Rob 85K5

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  13. 89K5

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    Espen88K5, Thanks for the post. My switch is gone too.
    Nice pics, get 'em started young!
     
  14. 82Jimmy

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    Wow! Espen, did you replace the switch? Or just connect check the connections? Thanks for the really detailed pics...and also does your window work a lot better than before? Thanks guys! I took that access pannel off before and sprayed a can of wd40 in it....made it stop squeeking so much, but thats about it.

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    My window worked from the dash-switch but not with the key. This was back when I bought the truck. I took it apart and found the melted/coroded spring-switch. I ordered a new GM-key-switch from the dealer and it came complete with a new key. Now I had 3 keys. One for the doors, one for the ignition and one for the tailgate. I left it like this for a year but I knew I could have just replaced the white plastic-housing you see inbetween the pliers in the first picture, and kept the original door/tailgate key ...so I did it again.
    If your windows are slow it could be your motors are old and tired but it can just as well be dirty, sticky old grease mixed with wd-40 and rust/road dust. If you take it apart you will now what to do.

    BTW, Anyone else having trouble uppgrading their CK5 web sites?


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  16. loudandproud

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    I was just thinking, I really have no idea at all, but if your windows are slow, could it possibly mean that the power going to them is low? Does anyone else think that could be a possibility for the slow windows? I am not sure, I was just thinking.
     
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    It could be low power. I'm no electrical wiz, but I need to have the truck parked and rev the [censored] out of the motor to get the window up. Mine too only works on the dash and not the key. Great pictures though. Looks like you have a pretty good assistant there.


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  18. Eagle86K5

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    I have left this post s few times before, it is easy to repair the back switch....if interested just email me for a detailed report.

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