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Tailgate Removal

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by seanmcsean, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Aug 15, 2007 at 5:05 PM
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    seanmcsean

    seanmcsean [OP] New Member

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    I have a 97 tacoma regular cab. My tailgate latch recently broke and the gate is stuck in its full upright and locked position. I can't unlatch the tailgate and lower it.

    Is there any way to remove the tailgate easily in this situation? I'm probably just going to remove the gate and put up a net anyway.
     
  2. Aug 15, 2007 at 7:12 PM
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    nceguystaco

    nceguystaco Well-Known Member

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    not sure if its like ford and chevy, but those you get in to the handle area and there is two bars , you pull those bars toward the middle gate will drop (thats to get it open
     
  3. Aug 17, 2007 at 5:31 PM
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    03coma

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    Yea I think nceguy is correct, there should be a small panel held down with phillips screws. It should be reverse of the handle, remove the panel and pull the 2 rods, that will release the tailgate locks.
     
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