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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2005-2008 Toyota Tacoma Rear Gate Handle Replacement

Fits years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

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Tools required:
  • T30 Torx Driver

  • 10mm socket/ratchet


Step 1: Open the vehicle's tailgate.

Step 2: Loosen and remove the T30 Torx bolts (10) that secure the tailgate panel to the vehicle.

Step 3: Disengage the locking rod retaining clips (2) to separate the tailgate handle from the locking mechanism.

Step 4: Loosen and remove the 10mm mounting bolts (2) that hold the handle in place.

Step 5: You can now remove the tailgate handle.

Step 6: Mount the new tailgate handle by tightening the 10mm mounting bolts (2).

Step 7: Re-engage the locking rod clips (2) to attach the rods to the new handle.


NOTE: The rod with the red designation attaches to the top of the handle.

Step 8: Tighten the T30 Torx bolts (10) to reattach the tailgate panel to the vehicle.
These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to:

05 2005, 06 2006, 07 2007, 08 2008 Toyota Tacoma Replacement Instructions

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