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Tailgate Latch Replacement - Without Super Locking

  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Take care not to scratch the tailgate and the related parts.
  • If the tailgate latch doesn't be unlocked by using the keyless entry transmitter or unlocking the driver's door lock, remove the maintenance lid (A) from the tailgate lower trim panel, then unlock the tailgate latch by turning the lock lever counterclockwise as shown. Open the tailgate by pulling the tailgate handle.
Without tailgate key cylinder
With tailgate key cylinder

  1. Disconnect the tailgate opener cable (A) from the tailgate latch (B). Take care not to kink the cable.

  1. Disconnet the tailgate latch actuator connector (A) and the tailgate lock switch connector (B), and detach the clip (C), then remove the tailgate latch.
  1. Using a 6 mm socket wrench, remove the bolts, then pull out the tailgate latch (D) from the tailgate.
  1. Install the tailgate latch in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    • Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly and the handle cable is connected properly.
    • Make sure the tailgate opens properly and locks securely.