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The tailgate on my 2008 sierra won't unlatch. I have a solid tunneau cover which locks from the inside, so I can't get at the tailgate. Is there anyway to unlatch from the outside?

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If you carefully pry the trim ring around handle it will come off without breaking. then you can see the clip that breaks holding the linkage to handle. dealer part . pay attension toh what color the clip is

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