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How to Replace a Tailgate Handle

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Tailgate Handle
Tools
  • Pliers
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
Difficulty

Easy

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Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Locate and open the tailgate handle.
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2
Locate the tailgate handle mounting screws.
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3
Remove the tailgate handle mounting screws. Disconnect the latch rod.
4
Remove the tailgate handle from the tailgate.
5
Compare the new tailgate handle to ensure a correct fit.
6
Attach the latch rod and install the new tailgate handle. Tighten the mounting screws.
7
Open and close the tailgate to test the handle for proper operation.
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