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    GM Full-Size Trucks 1980-1987 Repair Guide

    Tailgate Glass & Regulator

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Tailgate Glass
    1. Remove the window run channel caps.
    2.  
    3. Lower the window and pry out the inner and outer glass seals. They clip in place.
    4.  
    5. Remove the tailgate cover plate.
    6.  
    7. Raise the window so that the window sash channel bolts are accessible.
    8.  
    9. Remove the sash-to-channel bolts.
    10.  
    11. Pull the glass/sash assembly from the tailgate. Disconnect the sash rails from the regulator.
    12.  
    13. Installation is the reverse of removal.
    14.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Tailgate run channel, Blazer/Jimmy shown. Suburban similar



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    Fig. Fig. 2: Tailgate window and related components, Blazer/Jimmy shown. Suburban similar



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    Fig. Fig. 3: Tailgate power window regulator, Blazer/Jimmy shown. Suburban similar.



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    Fig. Fig. 4: Tailgate window glass seals, Blazer/Jimmy shown. Suburban similar

    Tailgate Manual Window Regulator
    1. Remove the tailgate cover plate.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the tailgate handle control rod from the handle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the handle.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect the right and left latch rods from the control assembly.
    8.  
    9. Remove the attaching bolts and lift the control assembly from the tailgate.
    10.  
    11. Remove the window glass as described earlier.
    12.  
    13. Remove the attaching bolts and lift the regulator from the tailgate.
    14.  
    15. Installation is the reverse of removal.
    16.  

    Tailgate Power Window Regulator
    1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Remove the tailgate cover plate.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the tailgate handle control rod from the handle.
    6.  
    7. Remove the handle.
    8.  
    9. Disconnect the right and left latch rods from the control assembly.
    10.  
    11. Remove the attaching bolts and lift the control assembly from the tailgate.
    12.  
    13. Remove the window glass as described earlier.
    14.  


    CAUTION
    The next Step must be performed before the gearbox is removed or disengaged from the regulator arms. The regulator lift arms are under tension from the counterbalance spring and can cause serious injury if the gearbox is removed without locking the sector gear in position.

    1. Drill a 1 /8 in. hole through the regulator sector gear and back plate. Install a pan head sheet metal tapping screw in the drilled hole to lock the sector gear in position.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the drive cable at the regulator.
    4.  
    5. Remove the attaching bolts and lift the regulator from the tailgate.
    6.  
    7. Unbolt the gear assembly from the regulator.
    8.  

    To install:
    1. Assemble the gearbox and regulator.
    2.  
    3. Install the regulator in the tailgate.
    4.  
    5. Connect the drive cable at the regulator.
    6.  
    7. Remove the head sheet metal tapping screw used to lock the sector gear in position.
    8.  
    9. Install the window glass as described above.
    10.  
    11. Install the control assembly in the tailgate.
    12.  
    13. Connect the right and left latch rods at the control assembly.
    14.  
    15. Install the handle.
    16.  
    17. Connect the tailgate handle control rod at the handle.
    18.  
    19. Install the tailgate cover plate.
    20.  

     
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