The 'two part' (raising window and lowing tailgate) on the latest Blazers and Jimmys suffer from the lack of a MECHANICAL release for the window...for emergencies
I have never had the problem of the electric solenoid not releasing the window (yet) - but, it is interesting that I had already planned to make an inside emergency release for the glass anyway! The problem for me, is that my 2005 Jimmy is obviously STILL under WARRANTY!
However, I figure, by studying pictures of the door mechanism that I saw in a borrowed mechanic's manual, that you should be able to rig a 'pull' cord out of some heavy braided flat fabric - to loop loosely around the bar that releases the window latch - that's the bar that the solenoid pulls on to release it...if you want to make it look a bit more stock, you could BUY a part similar to the ones used on the new cars with interior trunk emergency releases - which is a small 'loop handle' with a cord attached - and rig it up to the bar that releases the glass...
Then, push the new pull cord out through a SMOOTHED EDGE hole a bit lower on the tailgate - away from the latch mechanism at an angle...
Then, just tuck the loop of the pull cord UNDER the carpeting on the tailgate - out of sight...
Important to remember that however you intend to attach the loop to the release bar inside the tailgate:
=> it must NOT be able to slide along the bar or get caught in the mechanism, by vibration!
=> it must be fastened to the release bar so that it stays fixed in the proper position to actuate the bar (ie: use a bit of twisted wire epoxied onto the bar or drill a tiny hole so that you can wire the end of the pull cord to the proper place on the release bar!
I intend to DO THAT, as soon as my warranty has expired!
Greetings from snowy Toronto!
(T.J.O.C. - the TORONTO JIMMY OWNER'S CLUB)
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