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In this video, we will be removing and replacing the liftglass release switch in a 2009 Chevy Suburban. If you need this part or other parts for your car or truck, click the link in the description and head over to

We're going to open the lift gate. We're going to switch our automatic lift gate off. We're going to take this handle off. We're going to use the T30 and a extension.

Next, we're going to use one of our trim panel tools. We sell these at Slide it in and peel it back.

We're going to pull that down and pull this one down. You just need to pull the edges out--just to gain access to this.

Before I pull it out, I'm going to pop this. I want to pop this rear glass. You're going to use this button on the key fob. Pull that down, and your glass will pop up. We're going to take these two push-pins out. You push down on them, release, and pull them out. Pull these out.

We don't want this to close all the way. We're going to pull these up a little bit. Pry down on this. We can push this up and out of the way. For this switch, there's a little clip. Pull that up. Pop that switch off.

With a 10mm socket and extension and a ratchet, there's a nut here, there's a nut underneath the wiper motor, there's a nut right here, and there's a nut right there. We'll take these two nuts out first. Then we'll get the wiper motor out after.

We're going to pull this cover off. Just pull up on the backside. Then, you're going to grab and separate and then, it will pull out. There's two tabs right there.

13mm socket and a ratchet. Take this nut off. You can use this tool. We sell this at With a 19mm socket and a ratchet, it will release the wiper off. Pull that off, and you can pull this. For the washer fluid, just pull it straight out. We're going to have to pull this off. If you have a wrench that's big enough, you can use that. If not, just Channellocking pliers will work. Once you get it lose, you can do it by hand. It's just plastic, so be careful. Then, we'll pull that grommet off.

We're going to disconnect the electrical connector. We're going to use a flat blade tool. Just push in and disconnect it. Use a flat blade tool right there and then pull down. For this, we're going to use a 10mm wrench and a flat blade tool that's fairly small. You're going to have to hold the nut while you turn the stud in the middle because there's nothing that holds the stud on the inside.

Once you get it wove enough, you can grab in the back and then twist the nut off. Do the same for the other side. Now when you're taking this last one out, make sure you hold the motor, so it doesn't fall and hit you in the head. Pull it out of the way.

This wire is kind of tight right here, so pull that harness down a little bit. Use a trim tool to pull that. Pull down the wiper motor. We're going to take off the nut right here. It's a 10mm. This is the one that was underneath the wiper motor. Take that off and then, there's a 10mm under here. Next, we're going to disconnect the electrical connectors. Just push the little tab. Then, this one here. And these three. We're going to use a trim tool. Pry up on that.

Now, these little retainers that hold the connectors in, we have to take those off to get them through the hole. We're going to take a flat blade screwdriver, pry up on this side and we'll just slide the clip off. Do the same to this one. Slides off and this one doesn't have one.

This rubber grommet, we're going to have to push this in a little bit because we're going to fish our wires through there. Once we pull it from the front. Now, there's two little clips that are holding this in from here and up here. I'm going to use some needle nose pliers. Get in behind the door and squeeze the clip. You can use a screwdriver to push it while you squeeze it. Now, just push this just like that. This one's probably harder to see. Here we go.

Now, carefully pull the gate down, but then, you want to hold this piece because it is loose, and pull it out slowly. Pull the electrical connectors out one at a time and we're all set.

I'm going to disconnect our electrical connector. Pull up on the tab and pull out. Then, there's two tabs. Pull this in and push on those two tabs and push in on the switch. This is our old switch from As you can see, the electrical connectors are the same. They have the same terminals and the same locking configurations.

Our old switch has the button missing but if it still had it, we'd have the same button. Get your part at and you'll be ready to rock and roll. Install our new switch, we're just going to slide it into the panel, and we connect our electrical connector. We're going to skirt these wires back in here one connector at a time.

You can try to push this grommet from the outside. Sometimes it's easier to just pull it through. I'll just pull it through. Line up the holes. Then, these locks on the top are just going to lock in. Open it up.

See that grommet? You're just going to pull on the wires, make sure that seals good. I'm going to reinstall the nuts. I'm going to use a 10mm and a extension. Then I'm going to go back and snug them all down with a ratchet. Just snug, not too tight and this is plastic, so you want to be careful. That's good.

Install this window wiper motor and line this up like that. Take a 10mm nut. Get that started. I use the socket and the extension and just line it up. Hold it from the backside for a little bit until it stops turning. Snug those up and plug in our electrical connector.

Plug these connectors in. Let's see. Start with the big one. Plug that. This small one and this mini one. Now, we have these fasteners that are going to hold it down. We're going to slide that right on like that. Slide this one there and reinstall there. This one didn't have one.

We want to line this up a little bit if you have to loosen those nuts up a little more, so that we can get this good. This little tab right here--that's going to go down to there. Then, in there, and then, we're going to take our plastic nut and thread that on. Take our Channellock pliers, and you don't have to get this too tight--just a little bit. It's good like that.

It's a good idea just to turn the key on and it's like all the rear wiper and then get it to stop. Then, turn the key off so that you know that it's timed right because otherwise, if you put your wiper arm on and it's not in sync with time, then your wiper could be in the wrong spot at the wrong time.

Now, we shut the key off when they went back to the stop position. We know it's in the right time. We will put our arm back on and take our washer fluid feed and plug them. Make sure it goes around the arm this way and then, put our nut back on.

Using our 13mm socket and a ratchet, we'll snug that down. Install our guard back on. Push it straight on. Now, we're going to test it to make sure it works.

Now, we're going to test it to make sure the button works. Before we do that, we want to make sure the car is unlocked, so double-click your unlocked button and then we'll test it with a switch and it works.

We want to slide this over up top first, sliding these parts underneath up here just like that. Before we push those push tabs in, we're going to line some of these push rivets. Get those in. We need to remember, there's an electrical connector right here. Hook that up for your switch.

With these plastic type rivets that we pulled out before, you want to get it setup like this, so you're going to push on this to get it, so it's popped through like that. When we get these in the hole and you're just going to push down and make it flush. Then, that's good. We can close this. I'm going to line this up. Push that up. Over here, line these up. That's all lined up.

Now, we got to install this bolt. It's a T30 Torx. Tighten it up. Just snug it up. We're going to turn on our automatic liftgate. Now, we're going to test our liftgate. Close button and it latches good. Now, we're going to open it. Just push the button. Good.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Channel-Lock Pliers
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

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