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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


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.




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 Toyota Tacoma Rear Gate Handle Replacement Instructions
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