1ABTG00024-Chevrolet GMC Tailgate Latch Rod Pair


2000 GMC C1500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair

Dorman 1ABTG00024 1ABTG00024-453232-2000
Guaranteed to fit 2000 GMC C1500 Truck

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Brand #: 924-301

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  • Quantity:   Pair

This replacement tailgate handle latch rod PAIR is just what you need to get your GM Full size pickup truck tailgate back in good working order again! These fit between the tailgate handle and the tailgate latches. Many times these rods will either rust away or the clips that secure them will deteriorate and fall off making your tailgate latches inoperable. If the rods or the clips are your problem for your tail gate not opening or closing properly, or your tailgate handle feels loose or disconnected, why not repair it now with this great fitting repair set!


  • Rods are metal construction
  • Replaces dealer part number: 15562721
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Includes all retaining clips needed to complete assembly
  • Does NOT fit Step Side models

This set is a direct bolt on part built to strict quality control standards. It is a great replacement and has good cost savings over a dealer set.

Item Condition: New

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WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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This item is backed by our limited lifetime warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will replace the part free of charge. This warranty covers the cost of the part only.

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How to Replace Tailgate Latch Rods 88-00 GMC Sierra K1500

Created on: 2021-01-15

How to fix or adjust a tailgate latch rod on 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00 GMC Sierra K1500

  1. step 1 : Removing the Tailgate Handle
    • Pull the handle cover off the tailgate
    • Remove the six Phillips screws from the tailgate cover
    • Remove the 13mm screws from the handle
    • Remove the tailgate cover
    • Remove the T40 Torx bolt from the handle
    • Pry off the rod latch clips
    • Pull off the tailgate handle
  2. step 2 : Removing the Tailgate Latch Rods
    • Lift up on the tailgate slightly
    • Slide the cable forward and out
    • Remove the T40 Torx screw from the cable
    • Remove T40 Torx bolts from the latch bracket
    • Remove the latch
  3. step 3 : Installing the Tailgate Latch Rods
    • Pop the new set of clips into the handle
    • Insert the latch rod into the latch
    • Send the latch into the tailgate
    • Line up the two T40 Torx bolts and the plastic space
    • Tighten the bolts to the bracket
    • Tighten the T40 Torx bolt to the cable
    • Lift up the tailgate
    • Slide the top of the cable onto the stud
  4. step 4 : Reinstalling the Tailgate Handle
    • Put the tailgate handle into place
    • Engage the latch rods to the clips
    • Fasten the T40 Torx to the handle
    • Replace the cover
    • Fasten the two 13mm nuts onto the latch
    • Put the tailgate cover into place
    • Insert the six Phillips screws into the tailgate cover
    • Snap on the handle cover
    • Close the tailgate

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

    8mm Socket

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T40 Socket

Installation Video
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Fits these Makes

Year Make Model Description
1988-1999Chevrolet C1500 Truck Chevrolet C1500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1988-2000Chevrolet C2500 Truck Chevrolet C2500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1988-2002Chevrolet C3500 Truck Chevrolet C3500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1988-1999Chevrolet K1500 Truck Chevrolet K1500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1988-2000Chevrolet K2500 Truck Chevrolet K2500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1988-2000Chevrolet K3500 Truck Chevrolet K3500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1988-2000GMC C1500 Truck GMC C1500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1989-2000GMC C2500 Truck GMC C2500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1989-2002GMC C3500 Truck GMC C3500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1988-2000GMC K1500 Truck GMC K1500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1989-2000GMC K2500 Truck GMC K2500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair
1989-2000GMC K3500 Truck GMC K3500 Truck with Fleetside Bed Tailgate Latch Rod Pair

Part Interchange

Brand Label Part Number
DIY Solutions BHS00207

This item may be interchangeable with parts from other brands with the above part numbers. This information is provided only for reference and does not guarantee that the item you are purchasing is identical to parts with part numbers from the brands listed above. To confirm that this item fits your vehicle, use the above "Check Vehicle Fit" option.

Brand #: 924-301
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Great fit
August 19, 2017
Fit right in, easy install. Good quality. No problems at all with this product.
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November 12, 2017
Pleasant and helpful phone service, website easy to use, delivered in timely manner, good product provided. Will use your service next time. Thank You
95 gmc tailgate fix
November 18, 2017
Tailgate latch rods and handle fit perfect Easy install,videos are great!
March 12, 2018
Easy to install after watching the video. Now it works like new again.
Tailgate latch rods
July 5, 2018
Exact replacement Easy installation New plastic rod locks included is a nice plus
Tail gate works again
July 23, 2018
My 1097 pickup tailgate latch was worn out. I watched the video at 1A-Auto and then ordered parts. The parts came quickly and the video made the repair understandable and simple. Thanks 1A-Auto it is now so easy to open and close my tail gate.
Fits my truck
September 4, 2018
My tailgate opens a lot better now, this part solves the problem. Easy to install. Videos are really helpful.
my truck
November 27, 2018
the parts work out vary good --t y------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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