Tailgate interior plastic cover comes loose

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Tailgate interior plastic cover comes loose

Postby coppens1 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:29 am

:( Dear Vibe Users, I recently purchased a 2005 Vibe, and the Tailgate interior plastic cover keeps coming loose when I shut the tailgate. Has anyone else had this problem? Solution?

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Re: Tailgate interior plastic cover comes loose

Postby Derf » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:08 pm

If it is the plastic attached to the tailgate, their are a series of panel pins that can be replaced. The Vibe used the same pins throughout the interior doors and side trim panels. If it is the plastic cover that fits inside the panel, you can heat the cover and bend the tabs to better engage the tailgate plastic panel.
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Re: Tailgate interior plastic cover comes loose

Postby coppens1 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:20 pm

Dear Derf, thanks for your reply. Yes, I think you are right. It is the plastic pins. But it looked like they were built into the panel. It appears that a friend slammed the tailgate too hard. I haven't taken the panel off, as I thought maybe I couldn't get it back on.

Where can I buy the plastic pins? JC

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Re: Tailgate interior plastic cover comes loose

Postby Mark » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:50 pm

The clips are easy to remove, take one to your local NAPA and they can match it using their "Big Book" of panel clips. Then just pull the panel off, replace the clips and snap it back into place.
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Re: Tailgate interior plastic cover comes loose

Postby coppens1 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:42 pm

What I did is take the plastic cover loose, and put duct tape around the pins. It is just enough of a fix, as long as you don't slam the tailgate too hard. JC :lol:


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