Tailgate Latch Replacement

NOTE: Put on gloves to protect your hands.

With Security Switch


1.Remove the tailgate lower trim panel.

2.Disconnect the tailgate opener cable from the tailgate handle.

3.Disconnect the cylinder rod from the tailgate key cylinder.

4.Disconnect the tailgate latch switch connector (A) and tailgate actuator connectors (B), and detach tailgate latch switch connector from the tailgate.

 

5.Remove the bolts, and pull the tailgate latch (C) out, then remove it.

6.If necessary, remove the screws, then remove the protector cover (A) from the latch (B), and disconnect the tailgate opener cable (C) from the latch.

 

7.Install the latch in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Make sure each connector is plugged in properly, and the cable is connected properly.
  • Make sure the tailgate opens properly and locks securely.

Without Security Switch


1.Remove the tailgate lower trim panel.

2.Disconnect the tailgate opener cable (A), cylinder rod (B), tailgate actuator connector (C) and tailgate latch switch connector (D), and detach the tailgate latch switch connector from the tailgate.

 

3.Remove the bolts, then pull the tailgate latch (E) out, then remove it.

4.Install the latch in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Make sure each connector is plugged in properly, and the rod and cable are connected properly.
  • Make sure the tailgate opens properly and locks securely.