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Old 04-29-2010, 01:58 PM
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I have a 2009 Ram Sport, with no locking tailgate handle, the dealer here told me that in order to get the power tailgate lock I had to meet 2 prerequisites.

1. Power door locks
2. Remote keyless entry
3. Manual tailgate lock

The package the dealer has comes with the handle and the wiring. Why on earth would they tell me I need to buy the manual tailgate lock, the cost is the same. The manual one is $160.00, 80 for the handle 80 to key it to my keys. The power unit is the same price and comes with the handle already.

Can someone tell me if I really need to buy the manual unit, only to toss it afterwards or is the dealer wrong and the power tailgate lock only comes with the wiring harness and relays and works with the manual unit.

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I have a 2009 Ram Sport, with no locking tailgate handle, the dealer here told me that in order to get the power tailgate lock I had to meet 2 prerequisites.

1. Power door locks
2. Remote keyless entry
3. Manual tailgate lock

The package the dealer has comes with the handle and the wiring. Why on earth would they tell me I need to buy the manual tailgate lock, the cost is the same. The manual one is $160.00, 80 for the handle 80 to key it to my keys. The power unit is the same price and comes with the handle already.

Can someone tell me if I really need to buy the manual unit, only to toss it afterwards or is the dealer wrong and the power tailgate lock only comes with the wiring harness and relays and works with the manual unit.

Thanks for the help!
The power tailgate lock kit does not come with the handle but it has to have the locking handle to operate...

http://www.mopar-accessories.com/en-....ashx?id=14590
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I'm not sure about the electric tailgate lock

I do know that if you don't have any lock on the tailgate now, you will need the correct locking handle & the 2 rods that go from the back of the locking handle to the 2 edges of the tailgate.
the electric motor mounts within the tailgate, right close to the locking handle

the parts book at the dealership & the parts persons computer are incomplete as far as the information goes, I had to order my manual locking tailgate, then waited for the parts to come in, they were the wrong parts, they got sent back & I had to wait for the correct parts
My manual locking tailgate handle also has the back up camera in it.

so now you know that there are 3 different handles
1) the non locking handle ( http://www.partsgeek.com/catalog/200...te_handle.html )
2) the manual locking handle, with the 2 locking rods ( this handle can be seen 1 minute 20 seconds into this video, just hit pause at that time)
3) the manual locking handle with the camera, with the 2 locking rods ( this is mine)

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the electric motor works with handles 2 & 3

if you want to view the locking tailgate being installed, go to this site, again its just the manual lock, the motor gets mounted behind or below it
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I kind of thought the dealer didn't know what he was talking about, it made no sense. Thanks for the diagrams and instructions, it'll save me $300.00 installation from the dealer. I'll be getting both items.

Thanks again!
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Does anyone know the part number to the manual locking tailgate handle? My dealer gave me the kit to upgrade to the electric, but failed to include the manual handle to replace the non-locking handle. When i asked the parts department, they pretty much told me that they had never heard of it and that i needed to go to their lot, find a truck with the locking gate, give them the VIN, and they would look up the part from there... seems ridiculous.
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i bought the locking tailgate kit using the part numbers provided on this site. install took about 15 minutes. very easy.
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