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How To Remove Interior tailgate Panel 00-06 Chevy Suburban

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How To Remove Interior tailgate Panel 00-06 Chevy Suburban

Created on: 2014-05-09

This video will show how to properly remove the tailgate panel to access internal components like the tailgate handle

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tailgate Panel
    • Push in the retaining clips near the latch and remove them with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull down around the panel and release it from the clips
    • Slide the panel forward and out
    • Remove the 7mm bolt from the lower panel
    • Remove the handle
    • Pull out around the lower panel to release it from the clips
  2. step 2 :Installing the Tailgate Panel
    • Push the lower tailgate panel into place
    • Push in the clips around the edge
    • Lift up the glass, being conscious of its positioning so it doesn't fall
    • Push the upper panel into place
    • Hit in the clips around the edge of the panel
    • Attach the pull handle
    • Replace the 7mm bolt
    • Push the retaining pins in place

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    7mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and the next time you need a part for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace the tail gate panel on this 2002 Chevy Suburban. The only tools you'll need for this is a flat blade screwdriver and a 7mm socket and ratchet.

Start off by lifting up your glass, and then you want to push in the center of these clips and pull them out. Do the same for the other one, but ours is broken so it just pulls out. You want to pull down, around this panel, and you want to just keep doing this until all the clips pull free. Lift up the glass and slide this panel forward and out.

To remove this lower part of the panel, you want to remove this 7mm bolt, and we'll fast-forward as Don does that. Pull that handle down and out. Pull out and around this panel to release the clips. Your tail gate panel is removed.

To reinstall your tail gate panel, you want to just line up the clips and just push them into place. When reinstalling the top part, you want to lift up the glass and if your tail gate goes to a certain point, that glass will actually close, or if you move the tail gate too much. Be careful, watch your fingers and don't put your head too high up so that it hits you in the head. You want to just line up these clips and start pushing them back into place. You want to make sure you tuck this part up and over that latch before the glass closes down on it. If the glass does fall before you've got it where it needs to be, you can just lift the glass up again and re-clip it up and over it. Just make sure all these clips are hit in. We'll fast-forward as Don replaces that pole handle and the 7mm bolt that holds it in place. Then replace these two clips. You're all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket


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