Tailgate Actuator-Motor Replacement at your home or office.

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Tailgate Actuator-Motor Replacement Service

What is the Tailgate Actuator-Motor all about?

Power door locks, including a power lock on the tailgate or liftgate, allow the user to remotely unlock the doors from either a power door lock button inside the vehicle or with a key fob or remote. The action of pressing the door lock button completes a circuit to the door lock relay, which sends power to the actuator on each door to lock or unlock. This motor then pulls a release latch either with a metal rod or a chain and the tailgate locks or unlocks. If the lock doesn’t function when the button is pressed, or if there is a buzzing noise in the tailgate when the button is pressed, the tailgate actuator-motor may be faulty.

Keep in mind:

  • There are a number of parts involved in unlocking a power tailgate, so the tailgate lock actuator motor may not be at fault.

Our recommendation:

The door lock actuators, including the tailgate actuator-motor, do not require maintenance, and can potentially last a vehicle’s lifetime. Should your tailgate power lock stop working, have one of our expert mechanics inspect and replace it if required.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Tailgate Actuator-Motor?

  • Tailgate doesn’t lock or unlock when you click the fob or button inside
  • Buzzing sound from the tailgate when trying to lock or unlock the doors with the power locks.

How important is this service?

While the tailgate actuator-motor isn’t essential for ensuring your truck stays on the road, it’s a convenience feature most owners enjoy having. Replace the tailgate lock actuator at your leisure.

Fast and easy Tailgate Actuator-Motor Replacement service at your home or office.


How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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