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Bob Whiteside



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PostSubject: Tailgate window won't open   Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:14 pm

The tailgate window on my '94 Buick Wagon won't open by the push button lock, the remote, the dash rear window switch, the manual pull, or the door lock switches. The solenoid sounds strong. I can't access the tailgate panel screws without opening the window. I'm a paraplegic and others use the gate a lot to load my wheelchair for me. I sure would appreciate some advise.
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PostSubject: Re: Tailgate window won't open   Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:16 pm

When that happened to our car, the solenoid had broken off its mounting tab. I bought a replacement from Fred Kiehl, and it solved the problem.

I later found the missing bit of metal and had someone weld the old one back together, and it's in the shed.
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Bob Whiteside



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PostSubject: Re: Tailgate window won't open   Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:31 pm

How did you get the window open so you could lower the tailgate and get access to the solenoid?
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PostSubject: Re: Tailgate window won't open   Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:52 pm

Turning the key sometimes worked. I fiddled with it for a while.
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Bob Whiteside



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PostSubject: Re: Tailgate window won't open   Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:12 pm

I'll try it and let you know.
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PostSubject: Re: Tailgate window won't open   Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:59 am

Turning the key to unlock the gate should open the glass.
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PostSubject: Re: Tailgate window won't open   Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:12 am

If at first Fred's suggestion does not seem to work, press down a bit on the center bottom of the window as you turn the key. If the lift cylinders are relatively new and strong, they can sometimes exert enough force that the release may bind and the window may not pop up when you turn the key.
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Bob Whiteside



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PostSubject: Re: Tailgate window won't open   Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:55 am

I turned the key lock on the tailgate to the left and pushed in on the window as suggested by another member and it opened. Thanks for your help.
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PostSubject: Re: Tailgate window won't open   Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:28 am

Turning the key to the right operates the solenoid, turning to the left mechanically pops the latch.
jim, '96 Woodie
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PostSubject: Re: Tailgate window won't open   Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:36 am

Turning the key to the left mechanically opens the glass. Turning the key to the right mechanically locks the gate. Pushing on the key button operates the solenoid.
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