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Old 08-05-2010, 06:22 PM
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Hello everyone I am wondering if it is possible to open the rear gates on an 93\94? s-10 blazer I need the rear window for my 90 s-10 and I found a 93 or 94 in a salvage yard but the tailgate handle is broke off also will the rear glass from a 93/94 fit a 90
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Yeah you can open, just need a large flat screw driver and insert it and twist it to the right I beleive and it should unlatch and open. just make sure your locks are UN-locked.
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That will work as long as the busted handle/lock unit is still in place if not things get a bit more interesting... IF the above does not work your gonna have to crawl into the back inside the vehicle and get the interior plastic panel off the inside of the tailgate (you will most likely break at least part of it).
Once that is off carefully use a screwdriver to pop the latch to release the window if the glass is all you need then you are done if not read on . . .
Now look at the sheet metal on the inside of the tailgate there will be a square hole on each side with clear plastic film over them pull this film off inside these holes will be a metal rod running from the handle/lock mechanism to the side latches pull them (both at the same time) toward the middle of the vehicle to release the latches.
As far as will the 93/94 fit your 90 I think so but am not positive can't recall right off when they switched from the metal framing around the glass to just all glass not sure if that even matters all that much just something to be aware of.
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No it doesnt matter, the window I put on my 93 has the metal edging on it. The only problem is that the struts are 2 diff legnths, short on the metal trim, and longer on the one with the holes for the strut mounts. I just bought the shorter struts and it works just fine.

I open my tailgate with a thin flat screwdriver, twist right.
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my 84 didn't come with a lock in the back but I installed one later anyways to get it open I just took a coat hanger and bent it to fit in the hole and pulled.
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