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    tools 2007 Toyota Long Bed Live on Orcas Island Washington State

    I can't, as yet, get my tailgate open
    I have a 2007 Toyota Tundra. The latches, not the clips, BROKE, and the tailgate won't open. I removed the back panel. I repeat... the latches won't open...they are BROKEN. I tried to remove the 15mm bolts from the inside but they just break the ears on the latches. I may need to UNSCREW the bolts AFTER I open the tailgate but I can't open it. Anyone know how to open the tailgate? I want to replace the latches.

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    Default Re: 2007 Toyota Long Bed Live on Orcas Island Washington State

    A simple diagram of the latch assembly as it attaches to the tailgate would help but so far I have not found one.
    The Official Toyota Dealer service manager told me, after I informed him with the above information that I need to bring it to the dealer a $250 ferryboat/5 hour wasted round trip,. He said I need to get someone with experience to get AN EYE on it. My 60 years experience fixing my own cars won't help. I can get the tailgate open but it will take about 5 hours breaking and ripping plus buying new latches.
    If there is a little trick to opening the gate that has at least one totally broken latch with little pieces, not plastic clips at the bottom of the tailgate well? for right now I lift everything up regardless of weight or size up and over the sides of the bed. It's funny really but a little like pushing and pulling a chainsaw that won't start.

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