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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 1998-2004 Chevrolet S10 Pickup Rear Gate Handle

Fits years: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

All Chevrolet S10 for sale Tools required:
  • T30 Torx Driver


Step 1: Remove the tailgate handle's bezel.

Step 2: Open the vehicle's tailgate.

Step 3: Loosen and remove the T40 Torx mounting screws (3) that hold the tailgate handle to the tailgate.

Step 4: Close the tailgate.

Step 5: Disengage the locking rods from the tailgate handle.


By reaching inside the mounting area, you will have enough room to disengage the retaining clips and disconnect the rods.

Step 6: You can now pull the tailgate handle from the vehicle.

Step 7: Insert the new tailgate handle assembly, and engage the locking rods. Use the retaining clips to secure the rods to the handle.


NOTE: The lower rod comes from the right side of the truck.

Step 8: Open the vehicle's tailgate.

Step 9: Tighten the T30 Torx mounting screws (3).

Step 10: Reattach the tailgate handle's bezel.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

98 1998, 99 1999, 00 2000, 01 2001, 02 2002, 03 2003, 04 2004 Chevrolet S10 Replacement Instructions

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