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Easy fix or stupidity

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Shayaanahmedd_, May 6, 2023.

  1. May 6, 2023 at 4:34 PM
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    Shayaanahmedd_

    Shayaanahmedd_ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My tailgate wasn't opening, so as a normal human being I opened the whole thing and I found this:
    20230506_112846.jpg

    Did some research, a new thing costs like $100. So I found some wires and decided too tie it.
    VideoCapture_20230506-172620.jpg

    It's gonna end up breaking again in a couple weeks, I'll then see how much of a thicker wire I should get and use that. It does the job tho
     
  2. May 6, 2023 at 6:14 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    Looks like you only need the little red plastic clip doohicky to fix it properly.
    That is what I would do. 9 dollars beats the crap out of 100 dollars every day.

    Here are some that might work, It even shows a picture of a Tacoma.

    https://www.amazon.com/HERCOO-69293-12030-69293-12040-Compatible-Highlander/dp/B07RWWB12Z

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. May 6, 2023 at 6:17 PM
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    Dm93

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    Looks like it, search for "linkage clips".
    Just need to find the right size.
     
  4. May 6, 2023 at 6:19 PM
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    BluberryBCtaco

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    Take it to a welder to tac weld?

    I despise plastic clips.
     
  5. May 6, 2023 at 6:25 PM
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    Shayaanahmedd_

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    The problem is installing it, I don't wanna deal with rivets, seems like too much work. I feel like this is good tho I'll see how this goes
     
  6. May 6, 2023 at 6:28 PM
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    They are easy to install, you put the clip in the hole, put the rod in the hole in the clip, and latch the clip over the rod.

    upload_2023-5-6_20-28-2.jpg


    There's also metal versions.

    upload_2023-5-6_20-28-34.jpg
     
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  7. May 6, 2023 at 7:36 PM
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    First one seems easy, the problem is the rivet, it's no ordinary screw I don't wanna break anything while removing it
     
  8. May 6, 2023 at 7:40 PM
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    Oh yea I see what your talking about now, that's interesting most tailgate handles just have the plastic clips clipped in not riveted in.
     
  9. May 6, 2023 at 7:43 PM
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    If it weren't for the rivet I could have, its annoying cuz you can't rlly do much about it other then buy a whole new handle which would be too much work for such a small issue
     
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    It's a brass rivet. Grabbing the head with a ViseGrips and lightly turning back and forth should loosen it enough to pull it out. Then use the plastic clip as a replacement. What have you got to lose? Worst case, you have to buy a new one.

    What you did isn't going to last and may not work at all.
     
  11. May 6, 2023 at 7:52 PM
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  12. May 6, 2023 at 9:37 PM
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    It does work but you have to pull this thing a little harder, And I ain't no mechanic and when I am I end up breaking it more lol
     
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