LMSTactical: When mine broke I have no idea what I was doing I'm glad I found you video
thank you sir
Clinton Roberts: Thank you for the great video! It made the repair of my tailgate very easy.
I appreciate you sharing with us!
Shawn Schaefer: It work for me... thank you ?
Welder Nate: If you pick up on the tailgate while lifting the handle it's likely less to
break unless the retard that broke mine.
Mark Housman: Thanks Your video was helpful, if a bit long. I too broke the plastic
casing (bezel). I ordered new clip online, had to get a set. The part #
is 88981030 if anyone's looking. about $14 with shipping
James Fenton: The best part is how to avoid getting the cover broken during removal. I
repair lots of doors and windows, and access is the problem that you helped
solve. I note that all plastic parts are So fragile, it seems to be
designed in obsolescence. Thanks for the info for access. Welcome to the
club, I am as disappointed as you are regarding the plastic parts, you
would figure the old metal clips would still be used, however, they make
more money selling these "cheesy" parts than real durable stuff. Also if
the vehicle has been outdoors or at high altitude for long the plastic gets
brittle due to UV exposure.
Steven Wright: Thanks for the video, really helped a lot. I was able to loosen the 3 bolts
on the inside of the tailgate and do the repair using an alternator tool
without removing the plastic guard. saved some time and the possibility of
breaking the clips.
James Fenton: There is no way to get that part off if the temperature is below 50f, let
it sit in the Sunshine or put the truck in the garage.
Mine was the right hand side as well, seems the right side is somehow
My customer was understanding, but I had to install velcro strips and
screw's, one on each side, to "Finish" this job.
It is designed in obsolescence in my opinion.
allisonians: Thank you so much LMS!!!! I have an old 99 Silverado. I broke the outer
casing too! Only my truck has lived outside and the plastic is
brittle(RRRrrr)... Anyway. My tailgate will be working in a sec. Funny
thing making the calls to parts stores and such, I bought the part for the
bars for $8 at the dealer. The parts store had the outer part for $8, the
'Chevy Dealership' had it for $45. After market vs. dealer price. It would
be so funny to have a Shiny new part around a oxidized old handle and
upper/lower fender piece. Bahahaha! Anyway, just wanted to say thanks! I
couldn't have fixed it myself elsewise! :D Grateful PNWesterner! :D
Raz8177: Good job sir, helped me out... thanks!
Lou Flores: I have a 06 Silverado and have replaced them twice since 05 when I
purchased the pick up.
John Zelko: Thanks for video.....was frustrated till I watched.Fixed mine in a matter
john hanrahan: I like Chevy. Mine broke just as I was about to load a snowblower for an
urgent snow clearing. Cant tell you how pissed I was at this POS design on
my "CHEVY TOUGH" truck. Arrrrgggg!...
Anybody know of metal parts that will replace the plastic ones? Seems
silly to put the same parts back in it and not expect the same result.
Bo Bohannon: Thanks for the video. im having to replace mine also. now i know what to
do. good job
kueldudepaul: thank you! this was very helpful.
Marlene Reed: Thank you! The thing-a-ma-bob-do-dad cost me $4.38 (for an assortment). My
Belinda Northrup: Think ou just saved me alot of $$$$$$$THANKS ALOT
james anderson: I have a 2008 Silverado that tailgate latch broke and I was going to take
it back to dealer for repair. After viewing your video, I decided to
repair it myself. My cover didn't pry off and after viewing another video,
found a bolt had to be removed that was attached to cover. It then came
off easily. Advance Auto Parts had clip assortment for less than $5.00.
Less than 15 minutes work and lot of money saved, it was like new. Thanks
for the video.
Brian Guilfoos: This was the exact problem with my tailgate. Very helpful. (I also had the
black cover break; junk!)
Tom Gearhart: Thanks for posting this video. It helped me to repair the tailgate on my
2004 Silverado. I probably saved 1 hours shop time at the dealer. $
Jessie Fernandez: When mine broke I have no idea what I was doing I'm glad I found you video
thank you sir
Jim Carlyle: I have 2003 chevy pickup with the same problem. You will not damage the
cover if you will ease it with a screw driver, do not try to pry it off
you will break it. just make sure its free afterwards with your hands push
down on the housing and you will save the plastic tabs that hold it into
place. Furthermore, when you install the new piece on the wire to engage
the tailgate release. You want to put the plastic piece through the hole
before you engage the wire, This will make it so easy to do i found out
the hard way.
beach153: Just gettin ready to fix my 2007. Thanks. I'm mechanically inclined, but it
helps alot to see what to and not to do. I'm sure I would break the housing
insert like you did. Thanks again, much appreciated!
fjr2004: yeah, I have the same problem today and Always to go youtube for
help...Thanks for making this video. Its really helpful not only to me but
for many chevy owner...... Gracias!!!!!!!!
Bruce Berry: Thanks Man, I needed your schooling, excellent.
PerfectPitchArtists: All four tabs on that black plastic frame you have to pull off BROKE, but
instead of replacing it I think I'll just use some clear silicone caulking
to put it back on. I used bailing wire to connect the rod to the handle by
wrapping it tightly around the rod, sticking the rod into the hold in the
handle and then wrapping the remaining bailing wire around that section of
the handle. It should look great when all is said and done and won't have
cost me a cent, since I had everything lying around.
SILVERADO06SS1: @LMSTactical Turns out 2 of the clips were ALREADY broken before i even
took it out the bottom and top left ones.. so it was only holding on to the
remaining 2 and those were the ones that broke on me!! ;((
SILVERADO06SS1: @LMSTactical ahh man 2011 huh...now that sweet!!!! hey well i found the
plastic latch(rod retainer clip) the right side(green one) aswell on ebay
(brand new) for $6.33+$0.67 shipping fee! so i when ahead and bought it i
should get it by friday...So u put the plastic latch thru the lil hole with
out the metal rod first??? and then put the rod right??
Bill Campbell: Thanks man. It was the same on my '02
XLR8withme62: Thanks for the posting. I'm experiencing the same problem with my 2002
2500HD and your video should be very helpful.
alertos44: Hey great video. Now to fix the latch on my 02 Silverado. crossing my
fingers on the plastic besel staying in one piece.
LMSTactical: Not sure of the exact name but call a dealer's parts department and ask for
a set of "Tailgate latch clamps" One is green & I think the other is red.
Should be described in the beginning of this video. good luck
LMSTactical: Here again I must say... this is why I am such a fan of youtube :) I always
am able to find someone who has experienced whatever broken thing or
malfunctioning piece of equipment that I am dealing with. I am very happy
to have actually been able to contribute in this little way. Thank you for
sharing and I wish you all that is good. Stay safe.
LMSTactical: My Pleasure brother. Im Happy that it was a help. have a great and safe
Ron Bigbie: Thanks for the insight Airborne. fixed my tailgate in no time.
LMSTactical: Awesome info!! Thank you very much and stay safe. :)
Billy bob: thanks for the tip on replacing the retainer clips on gm tailgates.
LMSTactical: @darizob Awwww man..... I agree with you about them giving shot lives to
expensive little parts. $42.00 for a piece of plastic that cost 4 cents to
make? Wow!! Like you... I no longer buy anything without first checking
ebay. I am very happy that the video helped you out and thanks for posting
about it. Stay safe! :)
LMSTactical: Awesome!!!! This makes me happy and thank you for letting me know. Thanks
and stay safe!
LMSTactical: @MBJB07 Sorry. I will happily take donations for a new camera. P.M. me for
my paypal information.
Bruce Banner: my truck (chevy) wont even lock, i had to slam it in acouple times in the
past for it to latch but now it wont even latch, any advice?
LMSTactical: Outstanding!!!! It makes me happy to hear that it saved you hassle and more
importantly money. Thanks for sharing the success and stay safe.
LMSTactical: I hope when you get inside and see how the latches operate, you will be
able to resolve the issue. Best of luck. Thanks for watching.
LMSTactical: @SILVERADO06SS1 Thank you for posting and please.... let us know if that
was in deed the problem with your truck. If so.... you should have no
problem repairing it. Stay safe!
LMSTactical: Well it is good to know that the repair is pretty much the same on multiple
years and vehicle models. Thank you for the intel on parts and prices. I
know it will help others. Stay safe!
PAULAWOL41: Exact same one broke on my Silverado also. I removed the bolts on the back
first. Thanks for the information,, very helpful.
LMSTactical: Great info!!! Thank you for sharing that here. They are a cheap spare part
to keep on hand, as this break seems to be a common occurrence.
anchito27: your struggles just saved me all those struggles. thanks for showing us the
tecnique. i borrowed my cousin's 06 silverado the other day. i loaded a
small snow blower in the back and it open and shut just fine. when i got to
salt lake to trade a guy my little snow blower and some cash for his big
snow machine, the latch wouldn't open and thar same green plastic piece
viavictusasmadi: Thanks for the video, it really helped. The green plastic piece on my 2003
wasn't broken like yours, but for some reason that rod wasn't in the hole.
Thanks again. Oh yeah, I broke both bottom plastic pieces on my cover lol.