This replacement tailgate handle latch rod PAIR is just what you need to get your GM Full size pickup truck tailgate back in good working order again! These fit between the tailgate handle and the tailgate latches. Many times these rods will either rust away or the clips that secure them will deteriorate and fall off making your tailgate latches inoperable. If the rods or the clips are your problem for your tail gate not opening or closing properly, or your tailgate handle feels loose or disconnected, why not repair it now with this great fitting repair set!

Specifications:

  • Rods are metal construction
  • Replaces dealer part number: 15562721
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Includes all retaining clips needed to complete assembly
  • Does NOT fit Step Side models

This set is a direct bolt on part built to strict quality control standards. It is a great replacement and has good cost savings over a dealer set.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Removing the Tailgate Handle (0:53)
    • Pull the handle cover off the tailgate
    • Remove the six Phillips screws from the tailgate cover
    • Remove the 13mm screws from the handle
    • Remove the tailgate cover
    • Remove the T40 Torx bolt from the handle
    • Pry off the rod latch clips
    • Pull off the tailgate handle
  2. step : Removing the Tailgate Latch Rods (3:11)
    • Lift up on the tailgate slightly
    • Slide the cable forward and out
    • Remove the T40 Torx screw from the cable
    • Remove T40 Torx bolts from the latch bracket
    • Remove the latch
  3. step : Installing the Tailgate Latch Rods (4:50)
    • Pop the new set of clips into the handle
    • Insert the latch rod into the latch
    • Send the latch into the tailgate
    • Line up the two T40 Torx bolts and the plastic space
    • Tighten the bolts to the bracket
    • Tighten the T40 Torx bolt to the cable
    • Lift up the tailgate
    • Slide the top of the cable onto the stud
  4. step : Reinstalling the Tailgate Handle (7:10)
    • Put the tailgate handle into place
    • Engage the latch rods to the clips
    • Fasten the T40 Torx to the handle
    • Replace the cover
    • Fasten the two 13mm nuts onto the latch
    • Put the tailgate cover into place
    • Insert the six Phillips screws into the tailgate cover
    • Snap on the handle cover
    • Close the tailgate

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 8mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T40 Torx Socket

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Easy to install after watching the video. Now it works like new again.
March 12, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
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Pleasant and helpful phone service, website easy to use, delivered in timely manner, good product provided. Will use your service next time.

Thank You
November 12, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Great fit
Fit right in, easy install. Good quality. No problems at all with this product.
August 19, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
95 gmc tailgate fix
Tailgate latch rods and handle fit perfect
Easy install,videos are great!
November 18, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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Vehicle Fit

  • 1988-1999 Chevy C1500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1988-2000 Chevy C2500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1988-2002 Chevy C3500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1988-1999 Chevy K1500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1988-2000 Chevy K2500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1988-2000 Chevy K3500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1988-2000 GMC C1500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1989-2000 GMC C2500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1989-2002 GMC C3500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1988-2000 GMC K1500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1989-2000 GMC K2500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301
  • 1989-2000 GMC K3500 Truck Tailgate Latch Rod Pair for Models with Fleetside Bed Dorman 924-301

This part replaces:

  • OE # 15562721
  • Dorman 924-301
Only 4 left in stock
Part #: 1ABTG00024

Ships Same Day for orders placed by 4 P.M. ET

Dorman
Brand #: 924-301

How-to Video:

(09:22 min)