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Rear lift gate handle.


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March 16, 2010
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silverdale, wa
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Hey I'm new on here and I'm trying out how to remove and replace the handle on the rear lift gate. The handle only works when I turn it to the left and then it only opens the window. When I try to turn it to the right the left side of the handle comes out about an inch or two and won't fully turn to open the whole door. Thanks a ton!

Hi terrill, You will need to remove the interior rear trim panel, the bolts holding it in are inside the liftgate.

Here are some neat videos showing you how to get the panel off, do NOT just pull it, the tabs will break off... Some others too...