Dodge Ram 1500 2500 3500 Tailgate Cable Pair - 1ABTP00017

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  • Quantity:   Pair

Dodge Ram Series Pickup tailgate cables. Price is for a pair of cables.


  • Comes as a Pair
  • Overall Length: 19-1/4 inches
  • Length center to center: 18-1/8 inches
  • Wire diameter: 1/4 inch

Note: If one of your cables has broken then most likely the other one is ready to do the same. Avoid damage to your tailgate, REPLACE them both now.

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

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.

  1. step : Removing the Tailgate Cable (0:20)
    • Pull out the tailgate cable tab
    • Slide the tailgate cable off the truck bed stud
    • Remove the T40 Torx bolt that holds the tailgate cable to the tailgate
  2. step : Installing the Tailgate Cable (1:15)
    • Slide the tailgate cable onto the truck bed stud
    • Put the tailgate cable into place on the tailgate
    • Pull the cable against the T40 bolt as you insert the bolt into the tailgate
    • Close the tailgate, making sure the cable doesn't pinch

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T40 Socket

4.50/ 5.0
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Dodge Tailgate Cables
The original cables vinyl coatings were cracked through. The cables then began to rust with one side particularly bad, only a few strands left. These replacement cables fit perfect. Easy to install, about 5-10 minutes. Look like the originals but cost a lot less. I would recommend these cables.
November 17, 2017
Perfect replacement
Perfect replacement for old broken cables. Installed in minutes.
May 15, 2018
Dodge tailgate cable set
Perfect fit and easy to install. came quickly and were just as described. Theses have a lifetime warranty and cost 1/2 of what the 90 day warranty ones were at the local auto parts store.
January 4, 2019
Perfect replacement part
I really needed to replace my cables. This part made it better.
January 6, 2019
Too short.
Maybe Im not doing something right, but these are too short for my 2001 Ram 1500. The tailgate will not open flat with them installed. I plan to return these ASAP. I gave two stars because the cables themselves seem sturdy and well-made, and Id have had no issues if they fit.
January 14, 2019
Right on
Perfect match/replacement for the OEM tail gate cables. Easy to install and they fit right on.
April 22, 2019
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Year Make Model Description
1994-2001Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Tailgate Cable Pair
1994-2002Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Tailgate Cable Pair
1994-2002Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Dodge Ram 3500 Truck Tailgate Cable Pair
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