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2000 2dr Chevy blazer hatch window will not open

I cannot open the tailgate/hatch window of my blazer. when the button is pressed (external button and internal), you can hear the clicking sound to open but its almost as if the window is stuck down because no amount of pulling on the window can open it. we didn't want to intensify the problem so we didn't try anything other than just leaving it alone and coming back to it after a couple weeks...still nothing.

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The actuator is not engaging the lock mechanism.You need to open it manually from inside the truck There is an access hole on the rear end gate pad where the material meets the plastic directly in the center you can feel a soft spot in the fabric backing with your finger.use an awl or ice pick to poke thru the hole and feel for the lock arm and pop it open then unscrew the end gate pad and inspect lock Good luck

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