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Q: How do I remove the tailgate of a 2012 Ford F-150?

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How do I remove the tailgate?

A: Sometimes, you may find the need for more r...

Sometimes, you may find the need for more room to load things into your truck. For this purpose, you can remove the tailgate. To remove the tailgate.

  1. Disconnect the tailgate in-line connector on the passenger side under the pickup box.

  2. Put a protective cap on the rearview camera system connector under the pickup box.

  3. Lower the tailgate a little bit and pull the tailgate harness out of the way.

  4. Pull the tailgate down.

  5. Use a screwdriver to pull the spring clip past the support screw and disconnect the cable.

  6. Repeat step 5 on the other side.

  7. Pull tailgate up to a 45 degree angle.

  8. Lift the right side off the hinge.

  9. Pull the tailgate up to an 80 degree angle.

  10. Lift the left side off the tailgate.

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