Tailgate Cables

  • Chevy GMC Tailgate Cable Pair

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  • 1995-04 Toyota Tacoma Tailgate Cable Pair

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    • Part #: 1ABTP00015

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  • Dodge Ram Mitsubishi Tailgate Cable Pair

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  • 1998-04 Nissan Frontier Tailgate Cable Pair

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    • Part #: 1ABTC00033

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  • Chevy GMC Tailgate Repair Kit 12 Piece Set

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    • Part #: 1ABMK00195

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  • Dodge Ram 1500 2500 3500 Tailgate Cable Pair

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  • 1994-04 Chevy S10 Pickup GMC S-15 Sonoma Tailgate Cable Pair

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    • Includes: Mounting Hardware
    • Part #: 1ABTC00048

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  • 2000-06 Toyota Tundra Tailgate Cable Pair

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    • Part #: 1ABTC00032

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  • 1973-91 Chevy GMC Tailgate Cable Pair

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    • Part #: 1ABTP00001

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  • Ford Bronco Ranchero Tailgate Cable Pair

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    • Part #: 1ABTP00009

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  • Ford Mazda Tailgate Cable Pair

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    • Part #: 1ABTP00012

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  • Ford F150 Lincoln Mark LT Tailgate Cable Pair

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    • Part #: 1ABTP00020

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  • Chevy GMC Tailgate Repair Kit 10 Piece Set

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    • Kit Includes: (1) Tailgate Handle Bezel
    • Quantity: 10 Piece Set
    • Kit Includes: (2) Body Mounted Tailgate Hinges
    • Kit Includes: (2) Gate Mounted Tailgate Hinges
    • Kit Includes: (2) Tailgate Latch Rods
    • Kit Includes: (2) Tailgate Cables
    • Kit Includes: (1) Tailgate Handle
    • Part #: 1ABMK00348

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  • 2006-14 Honda Ridgeline Tailgate Cable

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  • Chevy GMC Cadillac Hummer Tailgate Cable Pair

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Tailgate Cables

What are tailgate cables and where are they located?

Your tailgate cables, also referred to as tailgate straps, keep your tailgate level with your truck, Jeep, or wagon when the tailgate in the back of your vehicle is open. They are bolted on at the body of the truck and connect to the tailgate with eyelets. Without them, the tailgate would swing further open and hit the bumper, which might cause damage to the vehicle. Tailgate cables also need to be strong and durable enough to support the weight of the tailgate and maintain its levelness with your vehicle even when a heavy load is placed upon it.

A worn or broken tailgate support cable may not seem like a big deal but, believe it or not, faulty tailgate cables led to one of the biggest recalls in automotive history. In 2004, General Motors had to put out a recall on three-and-a-half million trucks after over 100 drivers suffered minor accidents due to collapsed tailgates. 

How do I know if my tailgate cables need to be replaced?

If your tailgate sags when open, it’s probably time for new replacement tailgate cables. Visible fraying or wear of the cables is also a good sign that they need to be replaced. 

Can I replace tailgate straps myself?

Replacing the tailgate straps should be easy enough. First, you’ll want to ensure that your cables are the correct length. Be sure to purchase cables specific to your make and model. You’ll simply need to disconnect the cables from the tailgate, carefully letting it drop. Then remove the bolts. This may require the use of a special bit. Then attach the new cables, raise or prop the tailgate back up, and attach the new cable eyelets to the tailgate. Now you can test the cables out by opening and closing the tailgate a couple of times. 

Need a tailgate cable replacement?

Our heavy-duty tailgate cables feature

  • PVC wrapped cable with crimped ends to prevent fraying
  • Durable steel ends make installing your tailgate cable convenient and easy
  • Same length as original tailgate cable
  • Tailgate cables come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty
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