GM Blazer/Jimmy/Typhoon/Bravada 1983-1993 Repair Guide

Tailgate Lock Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Open the tailgate/endgate to the horizontal position.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tailgate trim panel, then remove the water deflector.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tailgate inner panel reinforcement from the endgate.
  6.  
  7. Remove the tailgate lock rods.
  8.  
  9. Remove the lock cylinder retainer by working it through the access hole.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lock cylinder through the outer panel.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Common late model lock cylinder and latch assemblies - except 1995 vehicles

To install:
  1. If equipped, connect the actuator cable.
  2.  
  3. Work the lock cylinder through the inner panel and secure with the retainer.
  4.  
  5. Install the tailgate lock rods.
  6.  
  7. Connect the tailgate inner panel reinforcement to the endgate.
  8.  
  9. Install the water deflector, then the tailgate trim panel.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Install the lock cylinder using the retaining clip.
  2.  
  3. If equipped, engage the electrical connector.
  4.  
  5. Install the liftgate striker assembly by installing the striker bracket with the retaining bolts.
  6.  
  7. Install the liftgate latch assembly using the latch-to-bracket bolts.
  8.  
  9. Install the access panel cover:
    1. Engage the electrical connector to the liftgate actuator.
    2.  
    3. Install the access panel cover, then connect the lock rods to the cover.
    4.  
    5. Using tool No. J-20922-A or equivalent, install rivets to the access panel and endgate.
    6.  

  10.  
  11. Install the tailgate trim panel using the retaining screws.
  12.  
  13. Install the tailgate handle using the retaining screws.
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