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Old 04-24-2019, 04:58 PM
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Tail gate lock broken

Has anyone changed out the tail gate lock on a 2013 Wrangler Sport? Its a manual lock. The latch on the gate won't come out and dealer says to order new one but they are back ordered and it's not known how long it will take to get one. They told me to search the internet and find after market one. Service rep really wasn't much help and didn't want to go the extra mile to help me find one. He didn't even give me a part #. However I did find a tail gate latch assembly on the internet and it is on order.How difficult to install? Creative fix at this point is using a ratchet strap hooked to the seat belt loop and tail gate handle. Holds the tail gate shut, but is a real PIA.

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I haven't changed one, but there's a good size access panel. I'd think it would be pretty straight forward.

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Did you check a junk yard for a latch? That would have been my first call.
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