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  1. Hey folks Long time lurker, first time poster. Looking to add some speakers to the multi-pro tailgate for the camping season, but I am not really interested in getting the Kicker solution. I would rather do a set of marine speakers with a Focal 2 channel amp for Bluetooth connectivity. I'm not sure how to mount speakers in the tailgate itself though. Has anyone done their own custom install in the tailgate? Looking for some direction here. Another problem I can forsee, is being able to switch the amp on/off. I was thinking of doing a limit switch on the inner tailgate to trigger the amp. Just looking for some ideas. Thanks!
  2. For those of you looking to setup your own MultiPro tailgate speaker system, well HERE YOU GO! Wiring harnesses and amplifier brackets to make your project super easy!! No splicing or hacking away at your expensive factory wiring! I have a limited number of the items in stock, 10 or so of each, with more that will be ready next week! When I did mine, I used the Soundstream ST4.1000DB bluetooth amp (and I am very pleased with it so far), so all of the options are available as plug and play with that particular amp. Or you can just get a harness with a pigtail that will give you 12v+ power and ground in your inner tailgate, so you can wire it up to whatever you want. Don’t forget to check out the options for adding lights and the speaker wiring harness to make the whole system truly PLUG & PLAY. so much better sound than the Kicker system for a lot less money! All items come with complete installation instructions (with pictures, ha)! Let me know if you have any questions! www.multiprorocks.com
  3. Removed my tailgate earlier this week to have it painted, reinstalled it yesterday and made sure to connect the harness properly. The backup camera works fine, but whenever I try to open the tailgate, either by pressing the button on the tailgate or using my key fob, the taillights flash 3 times and the tailgate doesn't open. From within the cab, I hear a faint clicking, but no error code or anything shows on any display. I have the "power lock and release" standard tailgate, not power lift or multipro. Any help fixing this would be much appreciated!
  4. I have a 2015 Sierra "Work truck" with manual tailgate key lock (no remote electronic opening or camera; plain latch). The lock has worked great up until now. (Normally, turning the key 1/4 turn to the left unlocks the tailgate by engaging the latch handle.) Now, I can turn the key just short of the unlock position (turns freely, like usual, not gritty or rusty or sticky), but then the lock binds. Feels like something internally fell into the mechanism is preventing the lock cylinder from turning the last little bit. Therefore, my latch handle will not engage to open the tailgate. Is this a known/common problem? Fixes?
  5. My new truck has cameras all over it. Front, side, rear, top. I figured out how to remove the tailgate, even made a short UTube video to help others, but after removing it, I found out that the camera system does not work. I still wanted the front, side, and top cameras to work with the tailgate off. Has anybody else encountered this? Figured out how to keep them working with the tailgate off?
  6. Hi, I'm new here and I wanted to ask if anyone knows anything about fixing the tailgate latch rods on a 2005 GMC Sierra. When I bought the truck, the tailgate wouldn't open but I thought all it needed was a replacement latch because the connecting pins were gone. I replaced the tailgate latch itself because i needed to anyway, but the rod on the right is stuck in place. Does anyone know what might be the problem? The left rod moves freely, but the right one is stuck. Thanks for any help.
  7. Hey everyone. I picked up my 2021 Trail Boss two weeks ago. It's equipped with the power open & close tailgate (not just the power release). This weekend I noticed the tailgate was loose when it was closed, so I cycled it open and closed, and it fully latched like it should. I tried it again, and it latched, but it failed to pull in to the second latched (tight) position. You can hear and see it try, but it fails. It has continued to fail since, even if I close the tailgate manually. With the tailgate open, I can use my finger to press the latch into the first and second latched positions, it just won't completely do it when actually closing the tailgate. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm calling the dealer later, but figured I'd ask here as well.
  8. 2019 Silverado WT has the power tailgate. It’s stuck on one side. The passenger side latch comes undone but the driver side does not. Any ideas on how to get it open? Can’t find anything jammed and the tailgate is on properly. Not sure how I’m going to get it open.
  9. None of the cameras work after pulling the power tailgate. Pulled the tailgate to load a slide in truck camper. Had to disconnect the power for the power tailgate and the camera plug for the tailgate camera. Looks like I need to find something to plug back into the tailgate camera plug in order to complete the circuit for the camera system. I found a GM generic camera part number 84676845 but it's the camera only, no wire connection. Checked some audio vid places but their plugs don't match the GM connection above the spare tire. Pic # 1 is the power plug (black) and camera plug (white) from the tailgate. Pic 2 is the white camera plug desperately looking for a new plug mate. Any thoughts???
  10. I'm looking to get a soft roll up tonneau cover for my 2019 trail boss. I was at the dealer last night and they were telling me that since the 2019 trail boss has the auto open tailgate that you have to go with the GM version of the tonneau cover and that the other branded covers prevent you from utilizing the auto open feature. Does anyone know if this is the case. and if so has anyone ever had the GM tonneau cover? is it good quality? I have always been an access guy but would still like to still be able to use the auto tailgate open feature. does anyone have any experience with this? does anyone have the lorado access cover on their silverado and still able to use the auto open feature?
  11. Anyone have any luck with tailgate letter inserts? Was interested in getting some, but wasn't sure what color to go with on my Northsky Blue Metallic. White might make it pop, but the silver/aluminum or American flag might look cool too. Any pictures on yours might help me as well. Thanks in advance.
  12. Hello, I purchased my truck a few months ago and most of the time i need to press the button 2-5 times to drop my tailgate without any help. With a little (and i mean 5 lbs) of pulling while pressing the button it works most of the time, even then i might have to press it twice. The truck is a new body 2019 Silverado LT 4x4. It started doing this day one, i thought it might just need to work in/break in and it did not. Is anyone else having this issue? If so do you know how to fix it? I have tried with the vehicle on level ground and even then it does not work all the time also i tried it on grounds where the front is up a few inches and i would still have to press at least twice. Every 50 times or so it will go down with one press. Any help will be appreciated.
  13. I noticed when towing a trailer with a trailer mounted crank jack (tongue jack bolted onto the trailer) that the large tailgate on my 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ Crew Cab strikes the trailer crank jack when opened. It appears the tailgate is much larger than older models so that when the gate opens, it actually hits the trailer mounted crank jack handle and could cause damage to the finish of the tailgate. This seems to be a design flaw with this tailgate. Something everyone should be aware of on the 2019 Silverado. I don't think there is any solution to this issue.
  14. Has anyone installed the kicker speaker system in the Multi-function tailgate? If so just wandering how difficult or if you had to take to a dealer. Thanks,
  15. Does anybody know what the 2019 Sierra body parts are made from? The doors, hood and tailgate seem to be made of some type of composite material. I'm having it rustproofed and just am curious.
  16. I have received a small dimple on my 2 month old Denali Tailgate. It appears to be plastic. No paint damage, just a small dimple. I had a few shops look at it, and they didn't want to touch it. I was going to hit it with a heat gun and press it out, but not sure about that. I was hoping I was not the first one to have this issue. Its over towards the right, just by the reverse light.
  17. Is there any preventative maintenance that can be done with the tailgate latch? Mine ‘18 seems to be getting a little tough to open and although it’s under warranty I thought if I could lube, grease, silicone, spit on, or whatever it takes to loosen it up it’d be nice. Thank you for your consideration and as a side note I will not be having a garage sale this weekend.
  18. Does anyone know if the new model Tailgate can be substituted directly on a 2016 Sierra?
  19. Some useful information from GM TechLink regarding the GMC MultiPro Tailgate. Remember, Do not lower the inner gate with the primary gate open while a receiver hitch is present or Trucks Equipped with a Hitch Ball Do not lower the inner gate with the primary gate open (easy access or step positions) if a hitch ball or trailer is attached. This may damage the tailgate due to the amount of clearance between the hitch receiver and the lowered inner gate. (Fig. 26) Fig. 26 Tailgate Operation When the BCM receives a release command to release the primary tailgate or inner (auxiliary) gate, it applies a brief pulse of voltage to the appropriate left and right pickup box latch relay control circuits, which energizes the coil side of the relays. The switch side of the appropriate left and right latch relay then momentarily closes, supplying a brief pulse of battery positive voltage to the left and right pickup box primary tailgate or auxiliary endgate latches. (Fig. 27) The latches activate to release the gate. Fig. 27 The inner auxiliary pickup box endgate must be in the latched position before commanding the primary tailgate to release. The BCM disables the primary tailgate release function if the inner auxiliary pickup box endgate is open or ajar.
  20. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 2-6-2019 Ram revealed a new 60-40 swing away split tailgate this week. Ram wasted no time in throwing out a zinger to the GMC folks, saying, "Unlike other multi-element tailgates, the Ram multifunction tailgate is trailer-friendly and does not require that the trailer and hitch be removed before opening." What Ram is apparently referring to is possible interference with the new GMC six-position MultiPro tailgate. Some owners have reported that the GMC tailgate can strike the trailer ball or the top of the trailer when it is dropped to its lowest position. “The Ram multifunction tailgate is intuitive to operate and owners will find it immediately useful,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand – FCA. “Combined with Ram’s class-exclusive RamBox feature and new tailgate step, we’re taking Ram’s cargo management and storage to the next level.” Ram's new multifunction tailgate has four different configurations including: Open flat Open left door only Open right door only Open both doors. Each door swings open 88 degrees and access can be further enhanced via a retractable center-mounted step option.
  21. 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.
  22. Just got my tailgate Chevrolet decal installed yesterday at the dealer.
  23. I have a 2008 Silverado 1500 with a original EZ Lift Tailgate that is damaged. I've found a replacement tailgate that is not EZ lift but the hinges are different. GM offers hinges to go from a non EZ lift on the truck side to an EZ lift but not the reverse (at least from what I've found). Does anyone know if I need to change the hinges on the truck bed or is there a kit or bushing I can buy to use the EZ lift hinges that are attached to the truck bed with a non EZ lift tailgate. Thanks!
  24. We just bought a new 2018 Silverado Crewcab Short Bed last week. When I first looked at I noticed that the tailgate did not go down level with the main bed (not even close). I brought this up with the salesman and then later with the sales manager. We were assured that they would have this fixed before we picked the truck up. With the tailgate lowered, the left cable was taught and the right cable had slack in it. When my wife picked up the truck, the service department gave her a copy of the service bulletin that said that this was just normal build tolerances and they were not to try to fix it. There are 16 quarters under each end of the straight edge in these pictures (height of 1-1/16"). There is still a gap under the straight edge at the tailgate even when I put my full weight on the rear left corner of the tailgate. The total load capacity for the truck is 1,699 lbs. Allowing for a driver, one could haul 1,500 lbs in the bed. If this was 3/4" plywood, or 2 x lumber 8' long, 750 lbs would be at the front of the bed, and 750 lbs would be on the very rear edge of the tailgate, with more than 375 lbs supported by the left cable. HOW IS THIS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE? In reading the other threads on this issue, it appears that Chevy / GM has had this problem for many years.
  25. Has anyone else noticed their tailgate cables are difference lengths? I just noticed yesterday when I open my tailgate only one cable has tension on it. The other has a lot of play to it. I can even stand on my tailgate and it doesn't pull tight. I went by the dealership today and at first they tried to tell me this is normal. They showed me other trucks on the lot that had some play with one cable. The difference was those cables would tighten when I put weight on the tail gate. I was concerned my tail gate would twist causing damage or having that much weight on one cable could cause it to fail. The dealer finally agreed to swap them with a different truck. When they removed the old ones their was almost a quarter inch difference in length. At least I got the problem resolved. I was surprised how many trucks they showed me with this problem and they don't have a service bulletin at least.
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