Part Details

  • 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 a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  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

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T40 Torx Socket

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Perfect replacement
Perfect replacement for old broken cables. Installed in minutes.
May 15, 2018
5 months ago
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
11 months ago
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Vehicle Fit

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

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 38522 x2
Part #: 1ABTP00017

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How-to Video:

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