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My 08 toyota tacoma tailgate latch is jammed and

After hauling a load of gravel, my 08 toyota tacoma tailgate latch is jammed and it won't open

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  • accts327 Sep 25, 2009

    I can't open it to remove it.

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Some gravel has gone down the latch holes on each side. Take the tailgate out and place it on something that won't scratch it like an old blanket. Turn it upside down each way and gently tape on it with your hand to dislodge the gravel while operating the latch.

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