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How to fix tailgate that open by itself when in closed position

We close the tailgate an does not set in lock position when driving truck on highway it opens by itself

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Your tail gate handle needs replacing,here's a link to part,easy to remove,there's a cover on tailgate,remove to get to the inside parts and you will see what has broken and remove and replace.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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SOURCE: Latch won't lock when closing tailgate 2004 Silverado

most likely a broken spring inside latch

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche with an inoperable tailgate lock.

sounds like the tumbler is bad, try to replace it yourself , if you have an electronic chip in your key you have to go to dealer to get it installed. cheapest way to fix this is order a new locking tailgate handle from jc whitney or somewere and replace the whole thing.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Lock on Tailgate will not release

Try checking that the handle in the tailgate returns to the 'open' postion. Once in a while, usually during/after the winter, the tailgate handle gets stuck in the 'pressed in' postion. I have to use WD-40 or some other lubricant to get the handle working again, which allows me to unlock and open the tailgate.

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SOURCE: the tailgate latch on our 2006 Chevy truck is in the open positio

i closed the tail gate on my 2006 chevy 1500 seril pick-up truck and now it does'nt open

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SOURCE: tailgate latch on my 2002 silverado is stuck in closed postion

Remove the molding ring from around the handle. Becareful not to break the taps that lock it in. After removing the molding you should see the handle mechanism. There is a rod coming in from each side (each one runs out the the actual latch). Make sure each rod is connected into the handle assembly. If it is not put the rod into the hole and find the retainer clip to keep it in place.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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