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Old 09-23-2011, 06:13 PM
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I am trying to remove the bezel around the tailgate handle. How does it come off? 1999 Ram
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It pops off once you remove the handle assembly. It's a tight snap, sometimes it helps to bend in the sides slightly. If you have thin enough fingers you can reach behind the bezel and push in on the snap tabs.
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I used a small screwdriver on the lower two sides and pry it up.... once the bottom pops out the top just slides down and out as the top 2 tabs are made to create tension so the lower tabs hold it in place. Doesnt take much effort either.
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I'll try that. I tried pulling it off by hand, but couldn't get it. I wanted to make sure there weren't any screws that I couldn't see. Thank you.
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I can post a pic in a bit so you know what youre dealing with...
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The first pic isnt all that good but shows the 4 spring points,

the second pic shows the side view where the bottow 2 are more flexible to keep tension on the top 2, I found it easier to pry the bottom area up and out since the handle kind of restrict the upper area
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