Rear Tailgate Support Cable

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Re: Rear Tailgate Support Cable

Post by PillowSmuggler » Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:12 pm

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Re: Rear Tailgate Support Cable

Post by countrywide » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:05 am

Picture of cable end


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Re: Rear Tailgate Support Cable

Post by morseman2003 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:39 am

countrywide wrote: I will take a photo and show you. Took the old one off, takes about 3 minutes as it is just two bolts and a clip on the tailgate end.

My cable is sticking so was thinking about replacing it but was put off as the vehicle end sits behind the side panels.

Is it easy to get at?

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Re: Rear Tailgate Support Cable

Post by Best whippet » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:23 pm

Hi morseman2003
Did you have to remove any interior trim to access the recoil end of the cable. My cable is about to snap also and I am dreading having to take off the boot interior side trim. Thanks



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Re: Rear Tailgate Support Cable

Post by morseman2003 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:25 am

Best whippet wrote:Hi morseman2003
Did you have to remove any interior trim to access the recoil end of the cable. My cable is about to snap also and I am dreading having to take off the boot interior side trim. Thanks
My cable is just a bit slow to return so I’ve put off doing for exactly the same reason that having taken off the side panel on my D3 previously, it was never quite the same when I put it back together.


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Re: Rear Tailgate Support Cable

Post by Best whippet » Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:18 pm

Ok guys
I’ve been on to two parts suppliers and I’m being told it’s the cable is integral to the spool behind the interior panel. Had to bite the bullet and order one. £52 including delivery. I now imagine the hard part is getting access to it now.



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