83 Chevy Suburban rear window stuck down (HELP)

I have a 83 Suburban that the electric window won;t go up. I want to pull out the motor and replace it but don't know how. Does anyone know how to get the window up so I can get to the motor?
Al
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Al wrote:

Try jumpering the wires at the motor. Try adding power and ground to different plugs until it tries to move. I would make sure the wires going to the motor were not the problem before taking the motor out. Charles
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Thank you I will try that

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If the motor turns out to be bad, I have 3 sitting here for Blazer/Suburban rear windows. I'll let one go cheap if you can't easily find a replacement.
~jp
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Actually it probably isn't the motor. There is an inter lock switch that will not let the window go up unless the gate is closed completely. When the switch goes bad the window goes down but not up. Open the gate, remove the trim cover, remove the steel plate and on the right side (inside the gate) look for a switch bolted to the passenger side lock. Pull off the two wires and with a paperclip short them together Then reach under the tailgate (with it down) and see if the window now moves. If so then the motor is ok and the switch is bad. You can get a new switch for something like $13 from GM or just connect the wires together permanently and tape it to the inside of the gate away from the window. This switch is a common problem. I have seen it go bad in every blazer and suburban I have seen. The only catch, once you jumper the wires together you must make sure the gate is closed before closing the window or the glass may shatter. Mine is jumpered.... For the time being open the gate and give it a good slam, if it works then it is the switch.
If you do need to replace the motor then it is easy. Once you remove the scissor sliders from the bottom of the window it will slide out easily. Just be careful the glass is worth more then the truck. The local dealer here has a 1/2 ton 4wd 91 suburban for $950. Just kills me. Should be worth more imho.
Good luck, mark
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I will check this tomorrow thank you
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Unfortunately the switch is working and I have no idea how to get the window up so you can get to the regulator and motor. Any ideas other then breaking the expencive window?
Any help is greatly appriciated
Al

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Thank you I will let you know..
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