1998 Toyota 4Runner tailgate won't open

Tiny
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  • 1998 TOYOTA 4RUNNER

1998 Toyota 4Runner 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

Seems like tailgate cable is broken and tailgate won't open. How do I get inside the tailgate and do the repair? Thanks. Trying to fix this for my son before he comes home this weekend.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 AT 7:21 PM

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Youy made a donation and you deserve an answer. I haven't come acorss this and have no information on it at this point. My suggestion is to call the dealer with your vin number and ask the parts department to fax you an exploded view.

IF you want to post pics of what you have maybe I can help you along. ANy pic that has anything remotley close would help.

Without seeing it, is there an inside panal?

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 AT 7:08 PM
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MANNYMANUEL
  • 1996 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 206,000 MILES

It has a mine of it own. It opens some time

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 AT 8:27 PM (Merged)
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Previously answered

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CHARLOTTE JONES
  • 1998 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 5.6L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 177,000 MILES

My tailgate does not open.

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 AT 8:27 PM (Merged)
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There will be a panel that you should be able to access on the back of the tail gate, this will get you into the lock assembly. You should be able to trigger the lock here to open and repair as required.

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