2002 Chevy Silverad Tailgate Latch replacement

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Old 03-28-07, 12:57 PM
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2002 Chevy Silverad Tailgate Latch replacement

Hello :
The tailgate on my 2002 Chevy Silverado is stuck in the up position. From what I can tell, either the tailgate handle is broken - or - the cable from the handle to the latch is broken. Does anyone know how to remove the handle? Is there an easy way to replace the cable if I find that it's broken?
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Old 03-28-07, 02:12 PM
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There should be a few screws and a small panel mounted on the oposite side of the tailgate to unlatch the gate.

Once you open this up, inspect to see if anything is broke or binded up. Spray some WD40 on the latches.
 
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Old 03-28-07, 03:45 PM
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Plastic part. likely made in China, part of the communist revolution. 2 bolts, if I remember correctly(maybe 3). They are on the inside of the taligate(bed side).
 
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Old 03-28-07, 04:12 PM
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Thanks guys. Yep, that was it. There's a plastic clip on the end of the rod that snaps into a hole in the tailgate handle. I'll see if I can get the part tomorrow at the dealership. For now, all I did was tie it up to the hole using some light wire. Works fine. Thanks again.
Mike
 
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