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This tutorial will show you how to install a Jimmi' Jammer™ on the following vehicles:

Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy 2002-2009 . Drivers front door is shown, passenger side will be similar. Note: Some vehicles are equipped with a lock cylinder on each front door, others have the lock on the drivers door only. Check that you have the proper kit before proceeding.

Jimmi' Jammer™ Part Numbers
Get PN 051851 to protect the drivers side door only.
Get PN 051852 to protect both the driver and passenger side front doors.

Check out our PunchPlug and LockCap products to further protect your vehicle. Which one is right for you?

Time Required: First door up to 1 hour, second door about 30 min, depending on your experience.

Tools Required:

Installation Procedure:

Door Panel Removal:
(This tutorial was performed on a Trailblazer SS. Other years and versions may vary.)

Note: Every effort is made to accurately portray the installation process. However, sometimes the vehicle manufacturer makes changes that affect the steps in door panel removal or installing our product. Use this tutorial as a guide only. If you are not certain of your ability, refer installation to a professional.

Photo 1 shows the drivers front door panel.

Work carefully and take notes or make sketches to help you put the door back together properly.

Use a small tray to store screws and parts removed in so they don't get lost.

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Window should be in the up position before removing switch panel.

Gently pry the switch panel upward. There is a snap clip on each end of the panel.

 

 

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Lift the control panel out of the armrest. This photo shows the snap clip locations on each end of the control panel opening.

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Disconnect the door lock and power window connectors.

Work carefully. There is a release lever you must push to pull the connectors out. Push the lever in firmly, then pull the connector straight out.

NEVER pull on the wires, hold the body of the connector! DO NOT stick a screwdriver in the connector, there are live connections in there and you can damage your electrical system or yourself!

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Remove the inside door handle shroud. This piece snaps into the door panel with several plastic tabs located around the inside perimeter of the shroud.

Photos 5 and 6 show how to push a flat blade screwdriver against the tabs to release them.

 

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Removing handle shroud by pushing tabs to release it from the panel.

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Remove the panel bolt that is hidden under the edge of the arm rest.

 

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Remove the panel bolt that was hidden under the switch panel.

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Peek behind the door panel by prying it slightly away from the door metal.

Find the snap locations around the perimeter of the panel.


The panel can be removed by pulling firmly on the panel. Pull (jerk) straight out away from the door metal. Clips will release from metal panel.

This photo shows two snap clip locations. There are others around the perimeter.

 

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With the door panel loose, and all wires disconnected, lift the panel up and away from the door frame.

Set the panel off to the side where it can't get damaged.

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With panel removed, the splash guard remains. The splash guard is held on with mild adhesive that will come off with the splash guard if you work carefully. The adhesive strip is re-usable, so just leave it on the splash guard.

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Peel back enough splash guard to allow access to inner door cavity.

About half the splash guard will need to be pulled back. A piece of tape can be used to hold the splash guard away from the open half of the door.

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This fuzzy picture shows the backside of the door handle from above.

Remove the nut from the handle stud above the lock cylinder.

This vehicle was burglarized by the thief punching the lock into the door.

Note the bottom of the lock cylinder holder is broken. In this case, we were able to re-use the handle by installing our PunchPlug product.

The PunchPlug does away with the lock cylinder altogether. You then use your key fob remote to lock/unlock the door as usual, but the thieves can no longer punch the lock to gain access.

Not comfortable removing the lock? Check out our LockCap product.

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NOTE:
Photos 14 - 17 show the handle removed from the vehicle. This is only necessary if installing the PunchPlug product. Handle is shown off the vehicle here so we could get better pictures. Normally the handle remains on the vehicle.

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Disconnect the lock rod, (usually at the bottom of the rod, at the door latch.) Then slip the clamp up and over the lock pawl.

Place circular clamp around lock holder. The clamp should cover the lock retaining clip. Tighten snug, but do not over-tighten.

Seat the clamp as shown here.

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Before putting the plate into the door, make sure the set screw is started into the tab on the end of the Jimmi Jammer plate. (See photo 17.)

Use the door key to turn the lock so the lock pawl is pointing downward. The lock rod will need to be disconnected, then threaded through the lock hole in the plate.

The lock rod is not shown in this picture.

Place the plate so the lock hole lays down on the lock holder.

If you have difficulty with this step, it may be helpful to remove the handle mounting nut on the other end of the handle, and move the handle slightly out of the door metal. Place the plate in the approx mounting location and intall the handle back in the door, putting the lock rod and lock pawl through the hole in the plate.

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This photo shows the plate properly placed around the lock cylinder.

The lock pawl is the black piece near the center of the photo. Some lock pawls may be of different style, but they all do the same thing, connect the rod to the lock.

If you have trouble getting the pawl through the hole in the plate, try moving the pawl using your door key to find a better position. Pointing down usually works best, but it may be helpful to move the pawl up and down.

Note: The set screw is not shown in this photo, but should be started in place prior to this step.

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With the plate properly placed, tighten down the handle mounting nuts.

Then, snug up the set screw by turning it into the door jamb metal. This screw acts as a second anchor point and greatly increases the strength of the assembly.


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This photo shows the Jimmi' Jammer plate properly placed inside the door.

The lock rod and pawl is not present in this photo because a PunchPlug was also installed.

The set screw is threaded through the plate and snugged up to the door jamb metal.


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Lastly, put your window stickers in each front window, inside surface.

That's it!

If you had variations in your installation, please report them to us. Photos are always appreciated, with a brief explanation. We can add it to this tutorial to help others.

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