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Have a 2005 avalanche...

Have a 2005 avalanche the handle on the tailgate partially broke and it is locked, should i just break off the rest of the handle and try to open with a screw driver. can i get a new handle etc thanks

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has this ever happened before?

No, there is about 75000 miles on it

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Avalanche yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, haven't really tried anything since we have been dealing with 15 inches of snow and a blizzard. Bought groceries put them in the back and when got home couldn't open the tailgate.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No just want to make sure if I break the rest of the handle I will be able to replace it.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 6 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 6 months ago

Hey how are you,I will try to help you with this issue

For $15 on ebay i would just replace the handle

click on link below to view handle on ebay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Outer-Tailgate-Handle-Chevy-02-06-Avalanche-19209650-15086873-GM1915115/172535070731?epid=718551562&hash=item282be4400b:g:aRAAAOSw~AVYpgK0&vxp=mtr

click on link to view the RR steps to replace it

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