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How to Remove Tailgate 94-02 Dodge RAM 1500

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How to Remove Tailgate 94-02 Dodge RAM 1500

Created on: 2019-09-19

Watch this video to learn how to remove the tailgate from your 94-02 Dodge Ram.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Tailgate
    • Open the tailgate
    • Raise the tailgate slightly to take tension off the stay cables
    • Lift the tab on the inner cable end to remove it from the mounting bolts
    • Repeat for the other side
    • Lift the passenger side hinge
    • Remove the tailgate

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  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Hey friends. It's Len here at 1A Auto. Today we're going to be working on our 1996 Dodge Ram 1500. I want to show you something very basic, taking off the tailgate. As always, if you need any parts, you can check us out at Thanks. Okay, so let's open it up. Here we are. You got your cables here. These are fairly easy to remove. We're not going to take it completely off of the tailgate, we'll leave it on. But if you were going to replace it, I can show you how to do that too. We'll do that in another video. As for now, we're just going to do this. Lift up on the tailgate and slide that right out.

I'm going to come over to the other side. Do the same thing, lift up a little bit on the tailgate. Do this, slide that out. We'll put our screwdriver down. Now I'm going to come over. I'm going to lift it up from the passenger side, up and out. Easy peasy.

All right, so let's get our tailgate back on. I'm just going to bring it up. Grab this. I'm just going to go like this and put just one side on for now. Okay. I'm going to take this, bring it in, slide it right in just like that. The reason why I put this side cable on is just in case, God forbid, something happened, it'll be holding on there for me. I'm going to take this side, bring it over, slide it in through this and then down. Ready? Bock bock. This, just like that. Let's give it a try.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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