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Replacement Tailgate Cables

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by smokey0810, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Dec 31, 2020 at 9:04 AM
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    Mine are looking a little worn. Any recommendations on replacements?
     
  2. Dec 31, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    I tore the worn plastic/rubber coating off mine and greased them as the wire is still in great shape. I think I remember RockAuto having a new pair for sale under $20 recently.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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    My cables are rusted and wasn’t sure about the Dorman.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    I bought the oem ones for about $11 each. Super simple to replace
     
  5. Dec 31, 2020 at 10:03 AM
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  6. Dec 31, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    Yeah OEM is good at that price!
     
  7. Dec 31, 2020 at 1:34 PM
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    Got em ordered at the Yota dealer today!
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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    So, called the dealer yesterday to be told by one parts guy that they were in. He saw them in the back. So I go to the dealer, and they cannot find them. Guy I spoke to went home already....SOOO after getting a little aggravated with this issue, come to find out they were never ordered AND the guy I spoke to was called and said he THOUGHT he saw them in the back. So, they were properly ordered and was told I’d be getting a discount for the inconvenience.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2021 at 12:17 PM
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    Im all about OEM parts where they make sense but possible dealership aggravation like you experienced and they fact these are just coated steel cable is why i bought aftermarket for 8.00 on these.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2021 at 12:20 PM
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    It should’ve all run smoothly. I think they were $10-11 each at the dealer. I had looked into the Dorman, but the reviews weren’t that great. It’s not a big issue, just frustrating that the parts weren’t properly ordered AND getting a line of BS from the one guy at the dealer saying they were in....
     
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  11. Jan 10, 2021 at 12:24 PM
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    Yeah. The OEM ones are thicker/better. Time wasted due to liars always chaps my ass, too.
     
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  12. Jan 10, 2021 at 12:46 PM
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    Hopefully they stay true to the discount.
     

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