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Tailgate switch : For the record

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  • Tailgate switch : For the record

    Ok, Just finished fixing the tailgate window switch on my GW.

    The plastic switch piece was broken.

    The window switch for the back side windows is an exact match / direct replacement (except its chrome) It plugs right in, and everything works, including the dash switch.

    I did hit it up with a bunch of dialectric grease, as I don't know if the side switches are as watertight as the old switch.
    Last edited by backpack09; 07-11-2007, 06:11 AM.
    Dan G
    91 GrandWag
    MSD Mag Dizzy, MSD 6A

  • #2
    Good to know there is a commonly available replacement!
    Another thing to watch with the back switch are the contacts in the plug. These can get bent open from ham fisted removal. Even current from the front switch goes through the plug on the rear switch, so bad contacts there can effect both switches.
    90 G Wag.- New Motor/Trans/TC...Soon to have TBI!: CS-144 Alt; Parallel Flow A/C Condenser; Read this BEFORE you install an HEI ignition module!


    • #3
      The flipper is shorter but still works good. I have one on my 87.
      Mark B. Jones

      Originally posted by GrandWag&Prix
      Actually, now that I think about it, that could be either awesome or really terrible.

      '79 Cherokee Chief "Junaluska"