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Release handle, Tailgate

The release mechanism nolonger functions. How do i dismantle the interior linings to get to the mechanism? The cable connecting the handle to the release mechanism is mostlikely broken

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  • andrew668 Jun 28, 2008

    still checking

  • andrew668 Jun 28, 2008

    TC,

    Thank you for the link to Honda hook up. I ran into some difficulties with the download, so I went and had another look at the problem.



    I removed the tie down handle on the lower left side. A small flat blde screw driver will do this. Removed the two retaining screws. The rest of the plastic cover is held on with poppers. A long bladed screw driver inserted through the space where the tie down handle was installed enabled me to get the poppers released to the left and right. Note these are faily tough to release so it does require afair amount of force. With the bottom relased I could get the unit free. THere was a little difficulty getting the lock indicator to come out , and this was resolved by unscrewing it. Investigation of the mechanism showed the lower rod from the locking mechanism had come out of its hole in the locking lever at the bottom where it interacts with the lock. The retaining mechanism had broken. However the use of a ty wrap and some super glue remedied this, and the unit is now fully functional again.



    Thanks for you encouragement

    Blessings In Jesus Name

    Andrew J

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How long have you been experiencing this problem.?

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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    Yaz S Jun 28, 2008

    Most door latch related symptoms like this are caused by improper adjustment of the latch mechanism.it wud require a mechanic to look into the problem. i hope i was of some help..tc

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    Yaz S Jun 28, 2008

    i hope this link would be of some help to you...http://www.hondahookup.com/manuals/



    All the best

    tc

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