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My rear Passenger side gate release broke... (part no. A4517660326) ordered it from Tysinger Motors in Hampton, VA.. ($52.00) took only one day to get in, only took me 15 min. to install (including removal of broken part)

below picture is the broken part...

 

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Curious, what actually broke on it? Was it just the little plastic tab, or was it something mechanical inside? The 3rd door on our GMC Sonoma truck has a little plastic handle that many have replaced with metal ones (while it works) because of its known tendency to break.

I wonder if anyone has thought of making metal tabs if that's the case. Either way, thanks for letting us know the cost of the part and that it wasn't too bad to install. I was always wondering about it.
 

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the plastic was the failure, both the tab and a cover piece inside.... I agree there needs to be a better solution....
 
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