How to Remove Door Glass in an S-10by Leonardo R. Grabkowski
The door glass, or window, in a Chevrolet S-10 truck is supported and held in place by two tracks, a side track and a bottom track. Removing the window isn't difficult; in fact, the hardest part is removing the door panel. Once the panel is off, you can remove the window with ease.
Removing the Door Panel
Lower the window three-quarters of the way down. This will help you access the bottom portion of the door glass when you are removing it.
Disconnect the negative battery cable. The negative battery cable is black and usually marked with a "-" symbol. Use the pliers to unhook it before removing the door panel.
Remove the screw from the interior door handle. Pull the handle open to access the screw and remove it with the Phillips screwdriver. Slide the door-handle-surround panel away from the door panel.
Remove the power window panel or manual window crank. To remove the power window panel, pull the panel up and unhook the connections from behind it. If your S-10 has manual windows, insert the window crank tool between the crank and the door panel to release the clip, then pull off the crank.
Remove the screw from the arm rest. The arm-rest storage compartment has a single Phillips screw.
Remove the door panel clips. The S-10 door panel is attached to the door by seven clips, three on each side and one along the bottom. Insert the door-trim-panel tool between the metal part of the door and the panel until you touch the clip. Push the tool back to release the clip.
Remove the door panel. Push up the door panel several inches to unhook the door lock rod, then pull the panel away and set it aside. Peel back the plastic water deflector.
Removing the Window
Remove the two 10 mm bolts that secure the front glass run channel (toward the front). Slide the run channel from the door glass.
Push the window toward the front part of the door panel to release the window from the sash-panel roller.
Slide the window back to release the front part of the window from the sash-panel roller. The window is now completely released from the roller.
Grasp the window firmly on each side. Make sure you have a good grip. Lift it up and away from the door. Set it aside carefully. Ask someone to help you, if possible.
- Wear heavy-duty gloves to help you grip the door glass.
- This procedure is applicable to the 1999 to 2005 Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma pickup trucks, as well as the 1999 to 2005 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer and GMC Jimmy sport utility vehicles.
Things You'll Need
- Phillips screwdriver
- Window crank tool (optional)
- Door-trim-panel tool
- Socket wrench
- Assistant (recommended)
Leonardo R. Grabkowski has been writing professionally for more than four years. Grabkowski attended college in Oregon. He builds websites on the side and has a slight obsession with Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress.