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I have a 2012 Chevy Silverado 2500. Over the last few days the tailgate will drop on it's own. You must slam it in order for it to stay closed, but there have been times when it will still drop open. I've greased the 2 side locking mechanisms, but that hasn't helped. I cannot lock the tailgate either. The key inserts fine, but you cannot fully turn it. This is very dangerous since it has open in parking lots with vehicles parked behind me. It has also opened while pumping gas.
From the album: Things done to my '14Eventually, I will purchase the power lock. In the meantime, this is what I did. I used a large hose clamp and a strip of inner tubing (to protect the metal and prevent the clamp from sliding). I did a dry fit and the end of the hose clamp was too long. If I were to close the tail gate, the metal from the hose clamp would have scratched the crap out of the tail gate. Therefore I had to trim the end of the hose clamp with a Dremel tool before installing it. Total cost, $2.46 with tax.