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How To Install Replace Tailgate Cable Straps 2007-13 Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra

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How To Install Replace Tailgate Cable Straps 2007-13 Chevy Silverado GMC Sierra

Created on: 2013-10-07

Over time your tailgate straps can break due to exposure to the elements. In this video we'll show you how to replace these straps. You can find them at 1aauto.com. We recommend that you replace them in pairs on Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, 2007-2013.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tailgate Cable
    • Remove the 13mm bolt from the bottom of the tailgate cable
    • Unclip the top of the tailgate cable
    • Lift the tailgate cable up and off.
  2. step 2 :Installing the Tailgate Cable
    • Thread the 13mm bolt into the tailgate cable
    • Insert the 13mm bolt into the tailgate
    • Clip on the tip of the tailgate cable

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a tailgate cable on this 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500. It's the same process on a large variety of GM models. The only tool that you're going to need is a 13 millimeter socket, and a ratchet.

You don't need to do anything up here, but you want to remove this 13-millimeter bolt, right here. I'm going to fast-forward as he removes that. Once that lower bolt is removed, you just push the clip up, and off.

You can see here on the left is the old one. On the right is the new one from 1AAuto. They're identical. What you want to do is just put that bolt on by hand first, and tighten it up. Then use your socket and ratchet to tighten it the rest of the way. Now you just want to line that clip up on the bolt, and then pull it down, and it's all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket

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