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How to Replace Window Sweep 95-00 Chevy Tahoe

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:43)
    • Remove the triangular panel by pulling it out
    • Remove the two 7mm bolts in the door panel
    • Pry up the switch panel and slide it back
    • On the switch panel, push the tabs on the harnesses using a flat blade screw driver
    • Pull the speaker and switch panel harnesses free
    • Pry out the door handle bezel
    • Pry out the clips from edges from the door panel
    • Lift the panel up and out
    • Twist out the courtesy light socket
  2. step : Removing the Side Mirror (2:23)
    • Remove the foam insert
    • Pull up the wire, pull back the tab, disconnect the mirror harness
    • Remove the three 10mm side mirror nuts
    • Pull the mirror off
  3. step : Removing the Window Sweep (3:14)
    • Push back and pull up to release the weatherstrip
    • On the door panel, remove the staples from the window sweep with wire cutters
  4. step : Installing the Window Sweep (3:43)
    • Line up the holes on the panel with the window sweep
    • Punch a hole through the window sweep into the holes with a punch
    • Place staples through the window sweep into the holes punched
    • Clamp them with pliers
    • Clip the weatherstrip down into place on the door
  5. step : Replacing the Side Mirror (4:57)
    • Feed the harness through the door and place the mirror
    • Replace the three 10mm nuts
    • Reconnect the mirror harness
    • Push the foam back into the door
  6. step : Replacing the Door Panel (5:32)
    • Push the courtesy light into place and twist it in
    • Put the door panel down into the window sill
    • Lineup and re-clip the door panel
    • Push the door handle bezel into place
    • Push the triangular panel into place
    • Replace the two 7mm bolts
    • Reconnect the speaker harness and switch pack harnesses
    • Slide the front end in first and push down the back

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and the next time you need a part for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the window sweep on this 1996 Chevy Tahoe. We show you on the driver side but the passenger side has the same procedure. The items you'll need for this include a new window sweep set from 1AAuto.com, a 7mm and 10mm socket and ratchet, wire cutters, a flat blade screwdriver, a punch or drill, pliers, and some heavy duty staples.

Start off by removing this triangular panel. You just pull it. Next, you want to remove these two 7mm bolts. We'll just fast forward as Don does this. Next, pry up your switch panel and then just slide it back. Now, using your flat blade screwdriver, push the tabs on these harnesses and pull them free. For the speaker harness, you just push on the tab right here and pull it free. Now, using the flat blade screwdriver, pry out this bezel and it just pulls off. Now, you want to start prying out along the edges of the door panel. Try to feel for where the clips are and pull them free.

Now, you can lift it up and out of the window sill, and you just want to twist out your courtesy light socket. Remove this foam insert and then pull up this wire and using a flat blade screwdriver. Pull back the tab and disconnect this harness. Then, you want to remove these three 10mm nuts. We'll just fast forward as Don does this. Now, pull your mirror off. If you have one of these rain guards, you will have to peel it from the mirror first. Now, to remove this window sweep, you want to push back and pull up, and that will release it.

Now, for the window sweep attached to the door panel, you're going to have to remove a series of staples. Using some wire cutters, just try to get them underneath and pry the staples up and out. You want to repeat that process on all of them and then it pulls free. Take your new window sweep and line up the holes. You just want to punch a hole through the new window sweep down into the old holes. If the stapler you're using is a much different size than the one you used previously, you may have to make a new hole for the other side, push the staple through the window sweep, and then use pliers to help you push it through the door panel. Make sure you just bend those tabs underneath. Then, just repeat the process all the way down the window sweep.

Take your new window sweep that goes onto the door and just push it down into place. Making sure that it's re-clipping. Then once it's re-clipped, feed your harness back through the door and put your mirror back into place and replace those three 10mm nuts. Reconnect your mirror harness and push that foam back into the door.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Center Punch

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Wire Cutters
  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

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