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How to Replace Tailgate Cable 1995-99 Chevy Tahoe

Created on: 2014-03-05

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace broken, snapped, rusted, frayed or cut tail gate cables or straps on 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, or Blaze, or GMC Yukon.

  1. It is recommended to support the tailgate with an object or another person.

    step 1 :Removing the Tailgate Cable
    • Remove the 18mm bolt from the upper end of the cable
    • Remove the 8mm bolt from the lower end of the cable
    • Remove the cable
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Tailgate Cable
    • Insert the 8mm bolt to the lower end of the cable
    • Insert the 18mm bolt to the upper end of the cable

Tools needed

  • 18mm Socket

    8mm 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 replace a tailgate cable on this 1996 Chevy Tahoe. We show you on the one on the driver's side, but the one on the passenger side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this include new tailgate cables from 1AAuto.com and an 8mm and 18mm socket and ratchet.

Pull down your tailgate. Right here, there's an 18mm bolt. You want to just go ahead and remove that. While you're doing this make sure you have the other cable or something supporting the tailgate so it doesn't drop down and damage it.

Now, you want to remove this 8mm bolt on the other end of the cable. The cable will pull free.

In the back is the old cable; up front is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical, and they're going to fit exactly the same. Now line up the cable, replace that lower bolt, and tighten it up. We'll just fast-forward as Don does this and then lines up the top part of the cable, replaces that 18mm bolt, and tightens that up. Once both bolts are tightened, you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

1992 - 1999  GMC  Yukon
1992 - 1999  Chevrolet  Suburban C1500
1992 - 1999  Chevrolet  Suburban K1500
1992 - 1999  Chevrolet  Suburban C2500
1992 - 1999  Chevrolet  Suburban K2500
1992 - 1999  GMC  Suburban C1500
1992 - 1999  GMC  Suburban K1500
1992 - 1999  GMC  Suburban C2500
1992 - 1999  GMC  Suburban K2500
1995 - 1999  Chevrolet  Tahoe
1999 - 2000  Cadillac  Escalade
2000 - 2000  Chevrolet  Tahoe
2000 - 2000  GMC  Yukon
1992 - 1994  Chevrolet  Blazer

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