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Old 03-30-2013, 08:34 AM
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The black actuator part has to be separated form the metal (gold) plate that houses all the mechanical connections to the locls and such. Has anyone done this. I have the plate off the tailgate but dodn't know how to get the plastic actuator out of the metal housig without breaking the lower arm - see 3rd photo or lower part of top photo. Any advice? Last photo is backside (between metal housing and tailgate) - looks like there is a tab to push in at the top and the 2 side tabs slide up and out - but it is that lower arm attached to another plastic arm on the opposite side that is stopping that form happening.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:50 AM
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I dont have to look it up since im at work, but check youtube for videos. Kinda suprising whats on there, found a video on how to do my girls gauge cluster in her cavalier. Had it done in 20 minutes cause of it
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Mars5L View Post
I dont have to look it up since im at work, but check youtube for videos. Kinda suprising whats on there, found a video on how to do my girls gauge cluster in her cavalier. Had it done in 20 minutes cause of it
thanks - they had some very close ones but not the system I have
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:52 AM
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can you look on-line at what the new replacement looks like? That should be a dead give away on how its assembled. Its possible that its not meant to be sold separately, but as an assembly.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:04 PM
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I bet the cables have to be removed from the the other part, you might be able to get the slot lined up on the arm to where it will come out and then you can remove it
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:26 PM
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Grunt, all four actuators on my 08 Suburban where replaced, a couple at my expense and a couple by Chevy. It's a known problem with them. May be your dealer my cut you a break.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:08 PM
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I replaced one in my nephews tahoe. It came as a complete assembly (actuator and mechanism).
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DVR View Post
I replaced one in my nephews tahoe. It came as a complete assembly (actuator and mechanism).
Yea that is probably why the unit form the dealer is 400 bucks + - supposedly you can just change the actuator tself - may be you have to to the integrated unit - if so I am just leaving it. Not worth 400 to me
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Try the auto recycling yard?
Pick a part
Junk yard

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