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I have an end gate on a 1999 chev blazer, with an electrical opening button. It will not open. I can not figure how to remove the inside cover of the end gate with latch closed.flang

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This procedure work for 1999 Chevrolet Truck Blazer 4WD 4.3L SFI 6cyl...

Endgate Latch and Cable - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Pick-Up Models
(see Figures 1 and 2)

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Fig. 1: Endgate handle installation


Fig. 2: Endgate handle and latch assembly

  1. Using a flat bladed tool, carefully pry out the latch handle bezel from the top.
  2. Open the endgate.
  3. Disengage the endgate latch rods from the endgate latch handle as follows:
    1. Separate the retaining clip from the lower latch rod by prying the clip apart at the head of the latch rod:
    2. Slide the lower latch rod from the retaining clip and the handle:
    3. Lift the endgate latch handle to gain access to the upper latch rod retaining clip and separate it from the upper latch rod:
    4. Slide the upper latch rod from the retaining clip.
  4. Disengage the slotted hole at the end of the pick-up box cables from the endgate striker bolts.
  5. Remove the bolts that retain the endgate latches to the endgate.
  6. Remove the pick-up box endgate latches, cables and latch rods from the endgate.
To install:
  1. Position the pick-up box endgate latches, cables and latch rods to the endgate.
  2. Install the bolts that retain the endgate latches to the endgate and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  3. Engage the slotted hole at the end of the pick-up box cables to the endgate striker bolts.
  4. Attach the upper latch rod to the handle and retaining clip.
  5. Attach the lower latch rod to the handle and retaining clip.
  6. Reposition the latch handle bezel and snap into place.

Endgate/Liftgate Lock Cylinder - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Utility Models 1997-99 Models
New lock cylinders are available as replacement parts. If, for any reason, lock cylinders require replacement, apply a coat of GM No. 12345120 or equivalent lubricant inside the lock case and cylinder keyway prior to installation.


  1. Open the endgate and unfasten screws that attach the inside handle to the endgate, then remove the handle.
  2. Unfasten the screw that attaches the endgate trim panel to the endgate latch support.
  3. Unfasten the screws that attach the trim panel to the endgate. If necessary, release the retaining clips from the upper edge and sides of the trim panel, then lift the panel up to release the tabs along the bottom edge.
  4. Mark the location of the endgate window latch, this will aid during installation.
  5. Disconnect the endgate bellcrank rod from the endgate inside handle assembly.
  6. Unfasten the screws that attach endgate cover to the endgate, release the endgate latch rods from the latch rod clips, then remove the endgate cover.
  7. Unplug the necessary electrical connections.
  8. Unfasten the endgate window latch retainers and remove the latch.
  9. Remove the cargo lamp switch.
  10. Mark the location of the endgate window latch support, this will aid during installation.
  11. Unfasten the endgate window latch support retainers and remove the latch support.
  12. Unplug any necessary electrical connections.
  13. Unfasten the clip that attaches lock cylinder to the endgate, and then remove the lock cylinder.
To install:
  1. Place the lock cylinder into position and install the lock cylinder retaining clip.
  2. Attach any electrical connections that were unplugged earlier.
  3. Align the endgate window latch support with the marks made prior to removal and install its retainers. Tighten the retainers to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  4. Install the cargo lamp switch.
  5. Align the endgate window latch with the marks made prior to removal, and then install its retainers. Tighten the retainers to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  6. Attach any electrical connectors unplugged earlier.
  7. Place the endgate cover in position and secure the endgate latch rods to the latch rod clips.
  8. Install the screws that attach the cover to the endgate. Tighten the screws to 11 inch lbs. (1.2 Nm).
  9. Attach the endgate bellcrank rod to the inside handle.
  10. Place the endgate trim panel in position and install its retaining screws. Tighten the screws to 17 inch lbs. (1.9 Nm).
  11. Install the screw that attaches the trim panel to the window latch support. Tighten the screw to 17 inch lbs. (1.9 Nm).
  12. Place the endgate inside handle into position, install the screws and tighten them to 25 inch lbs. (2.8 Nm).

Hope this helps to solve it.

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