Yes sir, you aren't kidding. Wealth of info that I may bring to my welder.Don't know 'bout them ugly-ass tailgates in your pics.
But my Million-Dollar Tailgate is documented here:
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Tailgate is covered on pages 21 to 24. If'n ya can cut thru all the bullshit there's a lot of good shit in my build thread.
@KOWBOY @mud2moab how do you deal with the trunk open notification? Since we don't want to run wires to tailgate for a clean appearance with the tailgate down we are wondering if it's possible to code out the dash warning of tailgate open (when really it's shut) with Jscan tool or similar product
I see so that's how you got past that nanny on the gauges when the tailgate is open.custom dash and gauges.
Do you have a video, photos, and/or build thread I could see what you did? Sounds like I'll be following the route you took most likely.I pulled the wire out of the tailgate, and put a jumper in the plug, then covered it with a piece of heatshrink. It is still in the harness in the cab.
I also made a small rod with a loop that comes through the bottom of the tailgate behind the lip, for a manual release.
You only see the loop if you are looking for it.
You're a gentleman and a scholar.If you look very closely at the bottom of the yellow line you can see the small loop on the manual release.
I don't have any other photos. I am currently working out of the country, and can't take any to help you out.
I used a rod from the door of an old Monte Carlo. It goes in the same hole that the factory door handle latch rod used. I just measured from that hole down to the bottom of the gate, and added 1 inch for the loop.
Then drill 3/16" hole in the bottom of the gate between the seal and the lip and fish it up through and use the plastic connector to lock it on.
So when you say jumper you mean you grounded the connection permanently so even with the tailgate open the dash / computer always assumes the tailgate is closed?Yes it was just a short piece of 14 ga wire.