LMSTactical: When mine broke I have no idea what I was doing I'm glad I found you video
thank you sir
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!
Randy Santee: Used your video for my 2003 Silverado...It was very helpful and
straightforward. It only took me about 15 minutes to replace the part. And
yes, there is very little room to work with. Thanks again.
LMSTactical: Nice!!! :) I swear.... now that so much time has passed, and I am MUCH
better at making/editing videos... I almost want to break my tailgate latch
just so I can make a new... smoother video lol. I am very happy that it
helped yo my friend. Thank you for taking the time to comment and stay
nc1kcfan: You're welcome!
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!! ;((
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.
nc1kcfan: You're welcome. And FYI: I bought the replacement plastic clips at Advance
Auto parts store near my home. There were several in pack, which were
enough to replace either side for only $3.99. They had two different packs
to choose from, so make sure to read the labels. By doing so, I also
avoided the hassle of dealing with the dealership. The clip was a little
hard to get onto the rod at first, but once it snapped it fit like a charm!
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
lmcatman: ...my 2000- Silverado tailgate wouldn't open yesterday...saw your video
this morning....a few minutes, a trip to the Chevy dealer, $6.36...fixed -
thanks!!! ......and, didn't break the tabs on the cover (learned from your
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.
MBJB07: This would be a very helpful video if it was in focus.
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.
LMSTactical: Congratulations on the triplets!!!! How awesome is that?! My identical twin
boys are now 25 years old and I know you are in for great times no matter
what others may say :) I have my "Birds & Bees" talk with them on my
channel, you should check it out :) Thank you for the comment & I hope you
repair it without too much stress. Best of luck with the new babies:)
THEDIRTYSANCH: Thanks for the video. My 03 Sierra had the same right side clip break off.
I got a small box with about 5 or 6 clips at Auto Zone for about $4. The
black plastic cover clips also broke but I saw a new one at Auto Zone for
about $8. Better than having to go to the dealer.
LMSTactical: Great! Thank you for the comment and I hope it goes smooth for you.
tomtomjackson13: Hey! Thanks a lot for this video! Do you remember what the part names are
by any chance?
Rachel Rivera: I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado same issue, very helpful was done in no time.
Thanks so much!
Tom Talley: thanks for the video. I'm sitting here in my warm house with a stuck
tailgate on the back of my truck that is sitting out in the rain. I was
dreading getting the tool box out to loosen the three bolts on the inside
of the tailgate to get the mechanism out to find out what the problem
was...Just the little trick of getting the cover off made my day...thanks.
I'll let you know how it goes with a 2001 3500...
TICAL52: Also Duct tape worked just fine for me. And will probably last as long as
that plastic crap! thanks again.
brandon estrada: Same thing happened to my 2000 chevy silverado, this video helped out alot
lebron blowser: Very poor quality piece. Product arrived with broken tabs that secure it to
the tailgate. It was returned and i have yet to get a replacement or
refund. Not happy with the part or the supplier. Very cheap price but you
get what you pay for with this vendor. here is the link to it in case
LMSTactical: Very good point. It is tough to work in that tight space. Thanks for
watching and for the tip :)
LMSTactical: Sweet!!!! Love to hear this! Thanks for sharing your success and as
always... stay safe!
LMSTactical: @bnacres51 You are more than welcome. just yesterday, my wife and I were at
lunch talking about this video. Like I told her... had I known it was going
to provide as much help to as many people as it has... I really would have
concentrated on making it better. I am just thrilled to have been able to
help with a youtube video. I have used other people's videos so many times
and saved a fortune on simple repairs. Thank you for sharing your success.
Stay safe my friend.
LMSTactical: I am happy that I am not the only one with a sick mind hahaha. Thanks for