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Username Post: Nomad tailgate cable retractor        (Topic#337922)
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Reg: 11-30-08
07-31-16 06:38 PM - Post#2642895    

The cable retractor on the left side is broken and the cable just piles up when closing the tailgate. I've found new aftermarket replacement retractors at several classic Chevy parts suppliers. Question is how do I get to the retractor? From inside the LR wheel well or do I remove interior trim to access it? I can see approximately where it is located by looking in the gas filler door but I can't tell how to get to it. Anyone have any clues?


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Loc: Caney, Ks, USA
Reg: 10-28-01
07-31-16 07:39 PM - Post#2642910    
    In response to 1carguy

There are access panels from the inside. You have to remove the interior panels to get to them.

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Reg: 11-30-08
08-01-16 07:22 AM - Post#2642978    
    In response to toms57

Thanks for the tip.

Nomad Jack 
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Nomad Jack
Loc: Cape Cod, Ma.
Reg: 03-14-03
08-01-16 08:14 AM - Post#2642985    
    In response to 1carguy

If I remember correctly, one of the mounting screws for the rear seat back support brackets mounted to the side wall above the wheel tub, is also one of the 4 screws that holds the retractor in place. This gives you an idea of where the retractor is located. And yes the interior has to be removed in the area to get to the retractor.

Nomad Jack
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57 3100 Pick-up
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