GM Full-Size Trucks 1980-1987 Repair Guide

Tailgate Handle & Control

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Remove the tailgate cover.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the control rod from the handle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the handle to end gate screws.
  6.  
  7. Remove the inside handle from the tailgate.
  8.  
  9. Detach the right and left latch rods from the control assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the control assembly attaching bolts.
  12.  
  13. Remove the control assembly.
  14.  
  15. Detach the window lockout rod spring.
  16.  
  17. Detach the lockout rod attaching bolts.
  18.  
  19. Remove the lockout rod from the tailgate.
  20.  

To install:
  1. Install the lockout rod in the tailgate. Make sure the bottom of the rod fits into the clip at the base of the tailgate.
  2.  
  3. Attach the lockout rod bolts to the tailgate.
  4.  
  5. Install the window lockout rod spring.
  6.  
  7. Attach the control assembly to the tailgate.
  8.  
  9. Reattach the left and right latch rods.
  10.  
  11. Install the handle to the tailgate.
  12.  
  13. Connect control rod to handle.
  14.  
  15. Install the tailgate cover.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Tailgate handle and control assembly. Blazer/Jimmy shown, Suburban similar

 
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