Question about 1997 Chevrolet Blazer
The easy way to open the glass without tearing up the tailgate panel or ripping out your carpet:
Pull back the interior tailgate panel right above the bump in the middle where the latch is. There are no screws or bolts in that area, so it should pull away about 2 inches. Then you'll have to reach in and push down the release bar. You should be able to feel for the part that needs to be pushed down to release the glass. Now that it is unlocked, you will be able to open the hatch and the tailgate. Once open, remove the interior tailgate panel, which has one screw on each side.
The failed actuator that needs to be replaced is not all that expensive and can be found at the dealer.
Posted on Dec 11, 2014
Since this is the rear of your car, there is a great deal of dirt, dust, and rain/moisture swirl in this area. Try this before you start taking anything apart, it has been successful for me. Spray a liberal amount of WD-40 or PB BLASTER, or any other type of penetrating oil directly into the lock cylinder, and let the penetrating oil soak in for a while. You may need to do this procedure a few times. Put your key into cylinder and gently try to turn the key, both ways. Be careful not to break the key, that's why I say gently turn the key. Keep working at the lock cylinder, I think you will see results fairly quick. This procedure will work on other lock cylinders also. Please let me know how you make out. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.
Posted on Dec 11, 2014
Instead of "class" I assume you mean "glass"; I also assume by your "rear hatch" you mean "rear endgate"; and I also assume the window in your endgate opens separately from opening the entire endgate.
If so, the problem is most likely a stuck or failed endgate window release actuator, or failed or corroded switch (which operates this actuator) on the inside end of the endgate lock cylinder. Over time, dirt and corrosion often cause one or both these parts to fail. You can access these by removing the endgate inside panel. It is a bit crowded inside the endgate, so you will probably have to remove the actuator and lock cylinder to check these.
Posted on Dec 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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