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Old 02-11-2011, 01:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Handle broke off the other day. Does anyone have any info on how to change it? Where can I order the part online?
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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On the other side of the tail gate there will be 4 screws on a plate. Remove it, and that will be the back side of the handle. It will be held in with 2 bolts and will have a rode that hooks to it that opens that gate. It is a very easy change out.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Theres is a write up with photos either here or at the nation, but it is pretty simple , may not be cheap but it is easy....
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Theres is a write up with photos either here or at the nation, but it is pretty simple , may not be cheap but it is easy....
i just did this last weekend and you are correct... very easy to install but the handle's not cheap
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Expensive? Would this work? http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/detai ... Q3488.html
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Auto parts warehouse seems kinda high. I want to say I 've seen them for about 30 bucks or so. But for the life of me, I don't remember where. Sucks getting old. lol
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i got the real-deal OEM replacement off gmpartsdirect for $50-something.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hello,

Just wanted to share my experience, after almost 6 years my tailgate handle broke, it's been a bit sketchy for awhile but it finally snapped. I bought the part online at canadapartsonline.com for $57 including shipping. The part came in two weeks, and it was an easy change out, very simple.
Stealership was going to charge me $131 just for the part
At the same time I decided to replace my driver side Headlight bulb as well, turns out that was harder than replacing the tailgate handle, I still don't have the bulb in, but learned a bit from this forum, hope all goes well.
Have a Good One!
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You can check some auto parts stores that carry the Dorman line of products and they may have what you need. Check Rock Auto also on-line.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have done this too but its been awhile, i cant remember what it cost. I do remember cussing the plastic latch for breaking. why does everything have to be plastic??
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