Question about 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
We close the tailgate an does not set in lock position when driving truck on highway it opens by itself
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
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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