Monday, May 23, 2011

How to replace door lock switch on Chevrolet silverado?


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Replacing a faulty Door Lock Switch:--
It must be the switch.

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Tools required is a Wide blade slotted screwdriver and 2 small slotted screwdrivers
A 10mm 1/4 drive socket
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After receiving the switch from the dealership. I compared it with the one in my truck.


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First step. Pry the door handle cover off with a wide blade slotted screwdriver.
With some upward force, begin to gently twist the screwdriver to pry the cover off.

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Here is what they look like. Take extra care. the mounting tab can easily break.
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With the door handle cover off you can remove the top and bottom bolts with the 10mm socket

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With door handle gone. Now you can pry the door console up to gain access to the wiring harnesses.

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Again, I compare the new with the old.

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Very important Note the tabs on the side of the switch.

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Using you sharpest and thinnest flat blade screwdriver and spread the sides to allow clearance for the switch to come out.
Don't pry it out, insert the scrwdvrs then lift the switch out of it's home.

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While Unlock the wiring harness plug, lift the plug from the switch.

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Plug the harness into the new switch.
Before installing the switch into it's home... Test it.
Then snap it into it's home.
YOUR DONE. Reassemble
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To replace outer door handle on a chevy silverado
you have to take the entire door skin off,arm rest,switches,etc.remember how you took everything apart so as put everything back again the handle has basically to bolts holding it in place one outer side of door edge,above the Vin number,sticker on the door,the other you will see when you take apart the door it will be exposed,you'll have to physically look inside the door at the handle itself,take it out and the handle practically off,using medium sized flat head screw driver,pry the pin that connects the from the door(i forget what this things is called,the part that latches or actually grabs onto the door striker)to the handle base,theres another one you may or may not be able to see at first but as you start to remove the handle from the door it will become looser and you should see it from under the handel outer door,pry it loose




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Chevy Silverado power door locks consist of two door lock switches and two door lock actuators, with one of each in both doors. If the entire power lock system fails at once, you possibly have a blown fuse. Otherwise, the lock problem will reside in the switch of actuator.
  • Close the Silverado's windows. Pry the power lock switch plate out of the Silverado's door panel with the trim tool. Turn the plate over to access and disconnect the wiring harness from the base of the switch.Remove the hex-head screws that hold the door panel to the Silverado's door using the socket set. Lift the door panel up until the top of it clears the window channel and then remove it from the door by hand.Locate the Silverado's door lock actuator by following the door latch rod from the latch to the actuator. Grab the wiring connector where it plugs into the actuator and unplug it.Remove the hex head screw that holds the actuator to the Silverado's door using the socket set. Turn the actuator to remove the latch rod end from the hole in the actuator plunger. Take the actuator out of the door.Hook the new actuator to the latch rod by hand. Bolt the actuator to the Silverado's door with the socket set. Plug the wiring into the actuator by hand.Reinstall the Silverado's door panel by reversing your removal method. Replace the door lock switch, if necessary, by pushing it out of the plate and inserting a new one before reinstalling the switch plate.

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