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Tailgate Cable

If your tailgate cables are frayed or rusty, you need to replace them immediately, as they could cause your cargo to fall off or damage the vehicle behind you when the tailgate drops. Fortunately, CarParts.com has a wide selection of aftermarket tailgate cables or straps to keep your tailgate in place. All are on hand and ready to ship from our warehouses, so you can get the parts you need in just a few days. We sell tailgate cables individually or in sets of two to seven. Browse through our products below to find the best tailgate cable for your ride today.

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Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: C581901
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$11.49
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Location : Driver Or Passenger SideNotes : 16 in.Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 88980509, 88980510Replaces Partslink Number : GM1921102, GM1920102Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: C581902
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$7.99
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Location : Driver SideNotes : 16 in.Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 88980510Replaces Partslink Number : GM1920102Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Set of 2
Part Number: SET-C581901
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$20.99
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Location : Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) Tailgate CablesQuantity Sold : Set of 2Replaces OE Number : 88980509, 88980510Replaces Partslink Number : GM1921102, GM1920102Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable and Tailgate Hinge Kit
Part Number: KIT1-041817-17-A
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$20.49
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Location : Driver And Passenger SideNotes : 16 inchesComponents : (1) Tailgate Hinge, and (2) Tailgate CablesQuantity Sold : Set of 3Replaces OE Number : 88980509, 88980510, 15074252, 15074253, 15078745, 15078746Replaces Partslink Number : GM1921102, GM1920102Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Set of 5
Part Number: KIT1-090518-15-C
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$26.49
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Location : Driver And Passenger SideNotes : 16 in.Components : (1) Tailgate Handle Bezel, (1) Tailgate Handle, (1) Tailgate Hinge, and (2) Tailgate CablesQuantity Sold : Set of 5Replaces OE Number : 88980509, 88980510, 15228539, 15997911, 15074252, 15074253, 15078745, 15078746Replaces Partslink Number : GM1921102, GM1920102, GM1916102, GM1915105Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable and Tailgate Handle Kit - Direct Fit
Part Number: KIT1-110916-33-A
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$19.99
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Location : Driver And Passenger SideNotes : 16 inchesComponents : (1) Tailgate Handle, (1) Tailgate Handle Bezel, and (2) Tailgate CablesQuantity Sold : Set of 4Replaces OE Number : 88980509, 88980510, 15228539, 15997911Replaces Partslink Number : GM1921102, GM1920102, GM1916102, GM1915105Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: D581903
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$11.49
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Location : Driver Or Passenger SideLength : 18 inches; From center of bolt holesQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 55345124AB, 55345125ABReplaces Partslink Number : CH1918102, CH1918101Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: D581904
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$3.43
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Location : Driver SideNotes : 19.69 in.Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 55345125ABReplaces Partslink Number : CH1918101Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Set of 2
Part Number: SET-D581903
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$10.99
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Location : Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) Tailgate CablesLength : 18 inches; From center of bolt holesQuantity Sold : Set of 2Replaces OE Number : 55345124AB, 55345125ABReplaces Partslink Number : CH1918102, CH1918101Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: T581901
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$8.99
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Location : Driver Or Passenger SideNotes : 15.75 in.Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 6577004030Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Set of 2
Part Number: SET-T581901
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$11.49
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Location : Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) Tailgate CablesQuantity Sold : Set of 2Replaces OE Number : 6577004030Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable, Tailgate and Tailgate Handle Kit
Part Number: KIT1-081417-06-B
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$95.99
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Location : Driver Or Passenger SideNotes : 15.75 in.Components : (1) Tailgate, (1) Tailgate Handle, and (2) Tailgate CablesQuantity Sold : Set of 4Replaces OE Number : 6577004030, 6570004030, 6909035010Replaces Partslink Number : TO1900106, TO1915102Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable and Tailgate Kit
Part Number: KIT1-081417-07-B
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$85.49
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Location : Driver Or Passenger SideNotes : 15.75 in.Components : (1) Tailgate, and (2) Tailgate CablesQuantity Sold : Set of 3Replaces OE Number : 6577004030, 6570004030Replaces Partslink Number : TO1900106Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable and Tailgate Handle Kit - Direct Fit
Part Number: KIT1-32815-48-A
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$26.99
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Components : (1) Tailgate Handle, and (2) Tailgate CablesQuantity Sold : Set of 3Replaces OE Number : 6577004030, 6909035010Replaces Partslink Number : TO1915102Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Part Number: C581910
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$8.49
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Location : Driver Or Passenger SideNotes : 14.52 in.Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyReplaces OE Number : 89045648Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
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Tailgate Cable Customer Reviews

Replacement Tailgate Cable - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Feb 24, 2021
Perfect fit and stronger than stock .
They fit correctly and my new pair was cheaper delivered than gas and dealerships prices .
Christopher Lindquist
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Jan 03, 2021
Carparts was the RIGHT place to get the RIGHT part Very pleased with the service !
Gerald Lewis
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Jun 27, 2020
Fit as expected, pleased with the results and the quickness of the shipping. Product does what it is labeled to do.
Paul Roylance
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Purchased on May 24, 2020

Tailgate Cable Guides

Tailgate Cable Buyer's Guide

Summary 

  • Tailgate cables, sometimes called tailgate straps, keep your tailgate at the right level when opening your rear compartment. 
  • It is usually bolted to the body of the vehicle and connected to your tailgate using eyelets. 
  • When shopping for tailgate cables, make sure that you are purchasing cables that are made of high-quality materials. Your tailgate cables are usually exposed to friction and stress. Buying substandard ones may do more harm than good. 
  • A typical tailgate cable replacement will cost you around $50 to $250. 

Your tailgate provides access to the rear of your truck, van, or SUV. If you own a vehicle with a tailgate, then you probably would agree that your tailgate is one of those car components prone to wear and tear because of frequent use. Since your tailgate plays an important role when loading your cargo or payload, it is important to make sure that your tailgate components, like your tailgate cables, are in good condition at all times. 

In this article, we will talk about tailgate cables, what they do, and when you should have them replaced. 

What Is a Tailgate Cable? 

Also called tailgate straps, these cables’ main function is to keep your tailgate at the right level when opening your rear compartment. A typical tailgate cable is bolted to the body of your vehicle and is connected to your tailgate with the help of eyelets. 

Aside from providing access to your vehicle’s rear compartment, your tailgate also ends up as a loading platform when loading large cargo into the back of your truck. Without a good functioning cable, your tailgate may just slam open until it reaches the bumper. 

A typical tailgate cable is usually made of multiple thin steel cables that are wrapped with either a protective rubber, nylon cover, or other similar protective material. Since these cables are essential components of your vehicle’s tailgate, it is important to ensure that you have strong and durable ones installed. You don’t have to worry about that because there are many high-quality and durable tailgate cables available at an equally affordable price. 

What Are the Symptoms of a Faulty Tailgate Cable?

Your tailgate cables are pretty straightforward car parts, so it is quite easy to notice if one of them is going bad. When loading cargo at the back of your truck and you notice that your tailgate is uneven or not at the right level, this may be a clear indication that your tailgate cable is faulty. Aside from that, you should also watch for telltale signs such as visible wear and tear. You may opt to visually inspect your tailgate cables after loading or carrying heavy loads of cargo just to make sure that it is working properly. Aside from checking the cable itself, it is also recommended to check for a possible loose tailgate cable bolt. 

A malfunctioning tailgate cable is considered a safety hazard. Once your tailgate accidentally swings open, it may reach your bumper and damage your vehicle’s aesthetics. Aside from that, cargo may also fall off while you’re driving, posing a safety risk for you and other drivers on the road. 

What to Look For in a Tailgate Cable

Shopping for tailgate cables may be overwhelming. There may be a lot of OEM and OE replacement cables available and going through all of them may be time-consuming. To help you filter your options, here are things you should consider when shopping for tailgate cables:

Material

When shopping for tailgate cable replacements, make sure to buy ones that are made of high-grade materials. Your tailgate cables are regularly exposed to stressful conditions such as lots of friction due to heavy cargo load. Buying substandard cables may only do more harm than good. Aside from that, your tailgate cables are also exposed to the elements and different weather conditions, making them vulnerable to wear and tear. 

Compatibility

Aside from buying high-quality tailgate cables, it is also important to ensure that they are compatible with your vehicle. Before buying one, make sure that it fits your vehicle’s specifications. These cables are usually vehicle specific, so you have to make sure that the cable you are buying fits your vehicle. For example, a tailgate cable for dodge ram may differ in length and specifications compared to a tailgate cable for an F150. 

Price

High-quality tailgate cables do not always have to be priced high. There are many high-quality cables that are sold at an equally affordable price, just like the ones found at CarParts.com.

OEM and OE Tailgate Cables

When looking for tailgate cable replacements, you may also encounter the term OEM and OE. Below is a quick guide on differentiating the two. 

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Car parts that are under this category are manufactured by your vehicle’s authorized manufacturer. OE tailgate cables, on the other hand, are made by third-party manufacturers. They work just like OEM car parts and are generally more affordable. 

OEM and OE tailgate cables are both good choices. What is important is ensuring that the materials used for your cables are high-quality. Make sure to order your tailgate cables from legitimate sources like CarParts.com.

How Much Is a Tailgate Cable Replacement? 

A tailgate cable replacement usually costs around $50 to $250, depending on the brand you choose. They can be sold individually, in sets, or as part of a whole kit. 

Can I Replace Tailgate Cables by Myself? 

Generally speaking, replacing tailgate cables or straps is easy. The process will just require you to disconnect the cables from your tailgate and remove the bolts. To attach new ones, you just need to raise the tailgate back up and attach the eyelets to your tailgate. However, keep in mind that your tailgate is heavy and if you’re not sure how to properly do it, you may just injure yourself.

There are many self-help videos online on how to replace tailgate cables, but if you’re not the type who loves to DIY, you can always opt to have your tailgate cables replaced by a trusted professional. 

Finding the Right Fit

To ensure that you are getting the right fit, check the product specifications, the location, as well as the length of the cable before purchasing it. You may enter your specific vehicle details into our search engine to filter your choices. To add to that, you may also filter your search according to your preferred brand and price range. Browse through our wide selection of compatible tailgate cables. 

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