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How do you Change, Replace, or Install Broken 2002-2008 Dodge Ram Pickup Rear Gate Handle Replacement

Fits Years: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008


Tools required:
  • T30 Torx Driver

  • 8mm socket/ratchet with extension


Step 1: Open the vehicle's tailgate.

Step 2: Loosen and remove the T30 Torx screws (8) from the tailgate.

Step 3: Remove the T30 screws (2) that hold the tailgate access panel in place.

Step 4: Pry and release the locking rod retaining clips (2). Disengage the rods.

Step 5: Loosen and remove the 8mm mounting bolts (2).

Step 6: You can now remove the tailgate handle assembly.

Step 7: Attach the new tailgate handle by tightening the 8mm mounting bolts (2).

Step 8: Engage the locking rod retaining clips (2).

Step 9: Tighten the T30 screws (2) that hold the tailgate access panel in place.

Step 10: Tighten the T30 Torx screws (8) that run the length of the tailgate panel.




Please Note

While we are more than happy to create these installation guides for your benefit, we cannot maintain any liability regarding the part, or the driving experience, once the part has been replaced/installed. We always guarantee the quality of the parts we provide, but the installation liability rests solely on the installer.

And, though we are always here to answer your questions, please note that our technicians created these guides for your convenience, and cannot provide assistance beyond this guide.


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These Part Change / Installation Instructions Apply to
08 2008, 07 2007, 06 2006, 05 2005, 04 2004, 03 2003, 02 2002 Dodge Ram Pickup Rear Gate Handle Replacement Instructions
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