How to Remove Tailgate From 2005 Dodge Ram 1500

How to Replace Tailgate Dodge Ram 1500 2005-2006

The tailgate on a 2005 Doge Ram 1500 is a hinged flap at the back of the pickup truck hat can be removed or lowered when loading or unloading materials from the vehicle. The tailgate might also need to be removed if it gets damaged or when swapping it out for a nicer aftermarket tailgate. Use these step-by-step removal and installation procedures if you need to take off the tailgate.

TAILGATE REMOVAL

Dodge Ram Tailgate Removal And Installation 1500 2500 3500

  1. Open the tailgate.
  2. Detach the tailgate check cables. Refer to the download repair manual “Cable Removal Body Tailgate.”
  3. Close the trucks tailgate until the notch in the right hand collar aligns with the pivot pin.
  4. Slip the trucks tailgate hinge collar from pivot pins.
  5. Slide the tailgate to the right and separate the pivot pin from the left hand collar.
  6. Separate and remove the tailgate from the Dodge Ram truck.

How to Remove 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Tailgate

TAILGATE INSTALLATION

  1. Position the Dodge Ram’s tailgate collar on left hand pivot pin and carefully slide the triage to the left.
  2. Raise the truck’s tailgate until the notch in the right hand collar aligns with the pivot pin.
  3. Reconnect the truck’s tailgate check cables. Refer to the download repair manual “Cable Install Body Tailgate.”

Always refer to the downloadable online factory service manual when removing and installing the tailgate on the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Additional service and repair information, specifications and photographs are included.

4 Comments

    • You looking for an aftermarket or something custom? You can get a direct fit tailgate that is machined from heavy-gauge steel. Just make sure it’s Electro deposit premier coated. Or just go to the junkyard and see if you can find a nice one. Any tailgate from a SLT, ST, Laramie or SRT-10 will fit yours.

    • You can get pre-painted tailgates from Amazon e.g. electric blue pearl coat, mineral gray metallic, light almond pearl metallic clear coat, you name it. They offer 100% satisfaction guarantee and ship within 4 business days.

    • I purchased the Custom Flow R-EL28 elite series tailgate and works good for me. Got the black powder coat finish for my candy apple red truck.

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