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Old 07-10-2013, 08:05 PM   #1
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Bracket on Tailgate is loose?

Just got a new Wrangler couple months ago - we love it.

I had a question on the rear tailgate bracket - the 2 screws on the bracket (shown in the picture) are both slightly loose so the actual bracket will shift slightly when you open the tailgate all the way. Are these 2 screws supposed to be loose or do I need to tighten them? I suspect they came loose for some reason but just want to confirm before I tighten them. Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #2
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Yep, just tighten em up.

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Old 07-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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I'm gonna say tighten em. Oh nice choice on the CG color too.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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... Oh nice choice on the CG color too.
I'm calling a green lawn reflection on a billet - interior tailgate color matches exterior, right??

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Old 07-10-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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Great - thanks. This forum has been great so far. Really helped me figure out how to get the hard top off and soft top on when we first got it.

and yes - it's Billet.
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