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HELP!!! Tailgate handle broken.

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Old 12-18-2012, 04:28 PM
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Help please.... I have a 1996 GMC Sierra 2wd extender cab short bed and the tailgate handle is broken, is there any other way to be able to get the tailgate open so i can replace the broken handle??
 
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:04 PM
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The handle assembly should come apart by taking the screws out from the bed side and then you can pull on the cables to open the tailgate.
 
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:26 AM
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You can use a large flat head screw driver to pry open the latches from the inside, or you can use a pair of pliers and pull the rods from under the handle.
 
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Thanks for the help, ill give it a try when i get some free time today.
 
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The handle assembly should come apart by taking the screws out from the bed side and then you can pull on the cables to open the tailgate.
 
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