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2000 GMC Sierra tailgate won't unlatch on right

2000 GMC Sierra tailgate won't unlatch. How do I get access to the mechanism? Does the bezel pull or pop off if pryed off, giving access to handle and cable? When I loosen 3 bolts that hold handle in place, I can see that the left cable is still connected, but the right cable is not there.


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You should be able to pry it off. Be careful, if you break the latches when it pops off you will have to replace it. Look on the opposite side of the tailgate and there should be a plate screwed to the tailgate. It is almost the size of the tailgate.

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