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Old 10-23-2012, 09:49 AM
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Default 2008 Tailgate lock help

We bought this truck 3 years ago, and still have never found help for this problem. We don't use the tailgate that much, but when we do it is a PITA. I do not know if this is an aftermarket item that was installed before we bought it. We bought is new. Anyway, when we go to open the tailgate, it some times unlocks, and some times does not. If I need to hook up a livestock trailer, I am guaranteed to not get it unlocked. The lock itself has no key entry, so you SOL if you can't get it unlocked. There is an on off button on the dash, located on the left of the steering wheel above the emergency brake. We have unlocked it before, but with a struggle, by the time it unlocks, we aren't sure exactly how we did it. The key fob does not unlock it when double clicked either. Does anyone know what is going on? Maybe a glitch in the system to begin with? No one at Dodge has ever been able to help us. We don't use this a lot, so I always forget to go ahead and ask someone else at dealership. Thanks for any help you can give us!

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This doesn't sound like a Dodge factory option. Every factory tailgate lock I've seen also has a key slot to lock and unlock it with. I would have this PITA removed and be done with it.
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