How To Manually Open Tailgate On 2020 Silverado?

If your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado tailgate will not open, you are not alone. There are 28,684 satisfied customers that have reported this issue. It is possible that neither the rear running lights nor the reverse lights will illuminate, while other functions may still operate.

If you’ve tested the fuses and found them to be in working order, the problem could be a power issue. Use a tester light to determine whether they are receiving electricity.

If your tester light indicates that the taillights are not receiving power, you may be required to manually open the tailgate. To accomplish this:

Locate the tailgate release handle, which is located on the inner side near the bottom of the tailgate.

Pulling the handle will unlock the tailgate.

Use your other hand to support the tailgate while opening it.

4. Determine if any impediments are preventing the tailgate from opening.

If you have exhausted all other options, you may need to contact an automobile specialist for assistance.

You should be able to manually open your tailgate if you follow these instructions. Contact a professional for assistance if you are still having problems.


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