Chevy Silverado Tailgate Latch Repair




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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!

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

Raz8177: Good job sir, helped me out... thanks!

Shawn Schaefer: It work for me... thank you ?

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. Thanks again!

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 weaker. 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

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 of minutes

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. (Sigh).

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 pride... priceless!

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!

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