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Tailgate elec connector detached in body.

Old 03-19-2016, 03:36 PM
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Tailgate elec connector detached in body.

I was swapping out the tailgate on my 95 4runner, and the electical connector under the body was stuck. I was tugging on it trying to free it and unfortunately i got half of the connector out. The chassis side of the connection is still inside the access hole invisible to me. Any tips on how to free this so i can plug in the tailgate connector.
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Old 03-19-2016, 09:17 PM
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Pull the plastic trim off the inside.

Did you manage to break the clips that hold the plug together or pull the wires out??

Best of luck
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:29 AM
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Fortunately i just broke the little clip that holds the two sides of the electrical connection together. I will try pulling the inside panel to see if i can access the other end of the plug. thanks for your input.

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Pull the plastic trim off the inside.

Did you manage to break the clips that hold the plug together or pull the wires out??

Best of luck
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:50 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I was able to access the chassis side plug behind the panel and connect the tailgate plug. Everything works properly, including the rear window motor. It was a bit sluggish at first, but i took it slow and got it to go all the way up and down. The rest of the truck's paint looks like crap, so i just hit the tailgate with a rattlecan, and it is good to go.

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Fortunately i just broke the little clip that holds the two sides of the electrical connection together. I will try pulling the inside panel to see if i can access the other end of the plug. thanks for your input.

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