Replace the Upper Tailgate Latch

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Replace the Upper Tailgate Latch

Post by Kingmav66 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:22 am

This is going to be brief with a few iPhone pics.
Firstly, the upper tailgate latch is actually inside the lower tailgate.
Open upper & lower TG, then remove the top edge trim from the lower TG. 4 caps, 4 screws then prize up an off. It's held on with the usual white clips.

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Then the restraining cables need releasing. I used a small screwdriver to do this. They can be slowly allowed to retract back to the body.

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Remove the pins that the restraining cables clip on to.

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Prize off the tailgate cover, again it's only held on with the white clips.

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Cut open the insulating barrier to expose the solenoid mechanism, then unscrew it from the TG.

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Unscrew the 3 screws holding the lock-catch to the lower TG.

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Remove the whole assembly.

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Remove the cover of the solenoid housing.

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Release the old cable and fit the new one.

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Reassembly in reverse order :thumbright:



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Re: Replace the Upper Tailgate Latch

Post by marco110 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:02 am

:thumbright:

Good work!
Thank you for the photos, can be used!


Poor quality photos, but we're going to do with ... lol :whistle: :lol:



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Re: Replace the Upper Tailgate Latch

Post by Kingmav66 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:59 pm

Thank you Marc. iPhone's aren't that great for pics, but it's very easy to upload from them in to a thread. I like an easy life :lol: :lol:



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Re: Replace the Upper Tailgate Latch

Post by marco110 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:06 pm

:D

And here it is: you do good work and make work easier for photos, the contradictions!!!!!! :rasp: :mrgreen:

Ok , I'm "out"................................. ;) :oops:



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