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tailgate stuck???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ripsaw, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    ripsaw

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    went to open my tailgate, only one side will unlatch? ever happen to anyone else?if so how did you get it open? it's on 2007 taco.
    thanks
     
  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    You will have to remove the panel on the inside of the Tail gate. One of the rods probably popped off.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    surfrat

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    do you have an aftermarket handle like a pop and lock installed?
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    rods are not poped off and i don't have a aftermarket handle,does the inside panel come off with the tailgate shut?
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    Yes, take off the screws holding the panel off and have a look
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    Rupp1

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    I had the pass. side lock go bad.

    Yup. Take off the inside panel with a torx and you can pop it open. If I recall the mechanism was pretty cheap at the dealer.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    How do you know without taking off the panel?
     
  8. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    take off the top plastic panel. then you will see a hole straight down the center. use a screw driver to push down the plate connecting the 2 rods.. open sesame.
     
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