Do it Yourself Window Replacement & Repairs for a Chevy S10by Daniel Valladares
Replacing the window on your Chevrolet S10 truck is a tricky task that involves the removal of the door's interior panel in order to access the window glass. As the window is important for deterring theft and protecting you from the weather, you should make sure that your S10's window is always in excellent condition. Expect to spend over half an hour replacing your S10's window.
Open the S10's hood and use a socket wrench to manually pull off the negative battery terminal with a socket wrench.
Open the door and pry out the armrest with a slotted screwdriver. Pry out the handle panel and the locking mechanism panel as well. For the locking mechanism panel, you will need to remove a single screw with a Phillips screwdriver before you can remove it.
Remove the ten plastic poppets securing the door panel to the door with a slotted screwdriver; you will need to use a lot of force to pry them out. Once the ten plastic poppets are removed, pull the door panel off the door. Disconnect its electrical connector and lift off the door panel.
Remove the two window channel screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Move the window to the rear roller notch and remove the front roller and window channel.
Slide the window out through the top of the door. Install a replacement window by sliding it down through the door. Reattach the front roller and the window channel.
Reattach the inner door panel and the armrest panel, handle panel and locking mechanism panel. Reconnect the negative terminal to the battery and close the hood.
- "General Motors Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Manual: Chevrolet/GMC Pick-Ups, Sierra, Blazer, Tahoe, Yukon and Suburban"; Chilton Automotive Books; 1998
Things You'll Need
- Socket wrench
- Slotted screwdriver
- Phillips screwdriver
Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.