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Old 05-17-2011, 06:48 PM
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I have a 95 GMC K1500 and the tailgate will not open. What do I need to replace?
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:51 PM
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Most of the time it is just the handle. If you remove the bezel around the handle you will see a metal arm with a 90 degree bend coming from both sides. Sometimes a little lube will get it working. You can squeeze those 2 arms together to open the tailgate.
 
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:24 PM
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Yeah I have taken the bezel off before. Each cable gets pulled, but the left side gets pulled more than the right?
 
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:25 PM
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You need a new handle, but you can take the handle out and try bending the tabs that pushes down on the part that the 2 arms attach to. Your right one is up further than the left one. This has only worked a couple times for me (I have repaired and replaced many). The handles are cheap so I would probably go that route and call it done.
 
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Ok thanks
 
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