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Tailgate cable replacement for 2003 S10

How does one get the old cable off to replace the new cable. Seems impossible.

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  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    Instruction on replacing the tailgate cable on a 1999 GMC somona

  • johnp225 May 11, 2010

    thats what i did and it works fine.

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Im pretty sure i read somewhere that the dealer drills it out and has to drill new mounting holes for the new one or something

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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What tailgate cable are you talking about??

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