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Tailgate Motor Wiring '92-95 (other years similar)
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.
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'94-96 Tailgate w/o Carpet
Unused carpet holes plugged with pushpins, indicating all '94-96 tailg...
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'94-96 Bronco Tailgate Carpet
These t/g carpet pushpins have coarser fins than those for the camper...
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SOLD Mocha Tailgate Carpet
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SOLD Bronco Tailgate Carpet
'94 Royal Blue fits '78-96 tailgates. Some mounting pushpins include...
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SOLD Tailgate Carpet NEEDS CLEANING
Ships as 5 lbs 62x21x3". I could roll it to try to reduce th...
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When the glass can be moved by hand, it usually means the motor's drive bushings have degraded to po...
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If the motor spins but won't move the glass, just push it down all the way, and you can open the tai...
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If you only need to change the weatherbelts, or if the glass needs to come out, remove the screw fro...
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These aftermarket belts fit perfectly, and my original end seals are still in useable condition.
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AFTER removing the screw at each end, use a screwdriver to gently pry the OUTER weatherbelt up just ...
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SOLD Tailgate Outer Weatherbelts (D8TZ9841610A)
These are the belts that wipe the outside of the re...
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These aftermarket weatherbelts are shipped as a pair (as they should be) and are virtually identical...
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I apply dry (Teflon) lube to the flocked surfaces that touch the glass, and silicone spray to the ot...
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Perfect matches. The outer belt (D8TZ9841610A) is longer than the inner (F6TZ9842072AA).
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This outer weatherbelt has begun to dry rot, and is already leaking water into the unpainted interio...
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The wetness on the moisture barrier shows that the weatherbelts are dry-rotted & should be replaced ...
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One of several signs that the t/g weatherbelts are ruined is rain coming out of the access panel and...
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The factory drip shield is just painted paper with duct tape along the bottom (which has never made ...
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This is a factory water shedder. It's taped along the bottom (the t/g is upside-down), and has a ta...
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The inner face of the water shedder is painted black so it doesn't absorb water QUITE as fast as if ...
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This can be done with the tailgate open or closed. After removing the inside access panel, remove t...
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This scrap of common plastic drop sheet should last much longer than the factory paper water shedder...
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Being very careful not to wrinkle the plastic, I applied a few strips of Gorilla tape along the top ...
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This was the REALLY tricky part: lifting the tape and sticking it to the t/g inner reinforcement bar...
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After the tape is secure along the top, the plastic sheet is unfolded and tucked so it SHOULD stay b...
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If the motor runs but doesn't move the glass, push the glass up for access. The glass is strong eno...
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The L latch must be fully closed to defeat the safety interlock switch so the motor will run, so if ...
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This is the optimum location for the glass since you have access to all the fasteners to remove the ...
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The nuts for the glass track are under this fixed support, but the bolts for the regulator will be a...
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The R nuts are covered by the structure, so a ratcheting boxend is the easiest tool to get at them. ...
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SOLD '80-96 Bronco Tailgate Glass
Defrost grid is damaged in at least 8 places, so this can be co...
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Most people are paranoid about the glass breaking if it's fully extended with the t/g down, but I do...
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The 3 black bolts hold the center latch mechanism (remote control) and are used to align it so the l...
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If the glass is clear of the shell, but you can't open the t/g, remove the inside access panel & pul...
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Mark the bolt locations for reference, even if you plan to move the center mechanism later.
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View from the driver's side
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View from the passenger side
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To release the rods, push the hook end of the clip off the rod so the plastic pivots in the rod hole...
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Center mechanism front & back. Ford calls it the "remote control".
The rubber grommet for the ha...
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The center mechanism
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The white plastic rod clips indicate the direction of each rod.
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The numbers show the sequence of events for PROPER operation of the inside latch handle. 5 & 6 shou...
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This is why the inside handle doesn't sit flat. If someone pulls the handle before the glass is ful...
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I've never found a used tailgate whose remote was NOT bent, but this is among the worst.
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Fortunately, with the mechanism out, it's easy to straighten the bent lever. Spray it with WD-40 or...
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SOLD Tailgate Center Latch Mechanism from '95
Fits '78-96; includes all original fasteners, glas...
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To access the motor connector, push out these 2 retainers and pull the connector where you can see i...
Latch & Switch.JPG
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This is the safety interlock switch [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0011DY1S2/]Motorcraft SW5163[/url...
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The rod running to the Left (down) is the interlock rod that detects the glass being fully down. It...
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This shows the interlock switch Motorcraft SW5163 in...
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To operate the motor with the tailgate open, simply close the driver's latch. Be SURE to open it be...
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'78-96 Bronco Tailgate Window Regulator front & back
(early regulator arms may have round swivels in...
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These motor screws aren't very tight in the threads, so I'm threadlocking them in. Since this motor...
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To access the motor, remove these 3 bolts (5/16" or 8mm 6-point head w/integral washer; 12-24x5...
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To get enough slack in the wire to pull the motor out & work on it, remove the clip from the bottom ...
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If the window doesn't move while the motor is turning, it's likely that the bushings inside the moto...
Window Motor Gear.jpg
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This is the repair kit (DOAZ-62234A24-B $27.37 List; $20.53 in 2004), but you can also use 1/4"...
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The pointers show what's left of the rubber insulators, which probably degraded faster due to the ex...
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There are several stock motors that will fit & work, and this might be the fastest one I've found. ...
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The motor drive's shaft aligns thru the hole in the top of the regulator. If the large gear is poppi...
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Before removing the regluator, remove the tire carrier's strike brace (if equipped).
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Later Broncos (~'90-96) have 3 bolts holding the strike to the bracket. Before that, there were onl...
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'83-96 Bronco Tailgate in cross-sectional views
'78-82 is only different in the latches & interl...
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Bronco Tailgate Emergency Access Templates
These allow 4 holes to be drilled in the tailgate inner ...
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With the regulator arms in this position (note the socket on the bolt in the regulator gear hole), a...
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The regulator fits out the driver's side. On earlier Broncos, there is a brace here that must be re...
Tailgate Trim 86EFI.jpg
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SOLD Tailgate trim panel for 84-86 EFI Bronco
For a writeup on installation & alignment, read thi...
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SOLD '87-91 Bronco Tailgate Trim Panel with red reflector & all mounting hardware fits all '78-96 Br...
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The trim panel can be removed after the access panel if the glass is rolled up out of the way. No o...
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SOLD Tailgate Trim Panel from '95 Bronco
Fits '78-96; includes all original fasteners. Blue oval...
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SOLD '83-96 Bronco Tailgate from '96 Black EB
Inside latch handle doesn't lie flat. Trim panel ...
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Trim Panel '87-96
F-series A clips are plastic & fragile. The only source of replacments I know if...
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Lock Cylinder for '78-96 Bronco tailgate
The parts are shown in factory order:
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The tailgate key switch is 2 weather-resistant SPDT micro switches riveted into a bracket, and opera...
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When the key is rotated CW, the paddle presses the lower switch. The silver hairpin clip retains th...
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When the key is rotated CCW, the paddle presses the upper switch. Note the arrangement of parts on ...
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By removing ONLY the silver clip, the switch assembly can be removed from the lock cylinder.
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This pad is used to protect the tailgate paint from the rubber bumper on the bottom of the swingaway...
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To remove these clips (which are used on the frame also), push the pin in the center all the way thr...
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With the center pin out, the clip compresses, and can be pulled out of its hole.
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Early cable screws are #3 or #4 phillips; later ones are T-50. New cables are available from most p...
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Before unbolting the tailgate from its hinges, first relieve the torque rod by bracing it against th...
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The infamous torsion bar bracket. It cups up, so if it's allowed to collect dirt & rain, it rusts o...
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With the R hinge fully back, the torsion bar will BARELY fit out. Raising the hinge, or raising the...
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Torsion Bar Removal & Installation
The tailgate must be misaligned or removed to get the torsion ...
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'78-82 tailgate latches are significantly different from '83-96. Because they mount differently in ...
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'78-82 Broncos used this type of strike bolt, and a different latch from '83-96. They are not inter...
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This is an '83-96 tailgate strike bolt installed in the hole for a '78-82 type using a large angle-i...
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Glass & Weatherbelts
The outside weatherbelt that wipes the glass is D8TZ-9841610-A and cost $24 in...
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IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.
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The previous owner rear-ended this '96 XLT Sport, and installed a replacement t/g with a trim panel....
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Any automotive undercoating will significantly reduce the chances of tailgate rust, and I'm putting ...
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To perfectly center the swingaway strike bolt holes, first install the brace to the t/g, with this u...
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Reverse the dimples with the drill bit tip and they should be perfectly aligned with the bracket ins...
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The bottom hinge bolts commonly rust, seize, cross-thread, and break, so use a good bolt as a drift ...
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Grind the broken bolt flat & flush with the nut plate on both sides, center punch it, and drill 5/16...
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Use a file to carefully remove the remaining bolt until only its thread is left. Using a rough file...
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Chase the nut plate with a 3/8"-16 tap so the bolt goes in easily, then apply anti-seize lube (...
Tailgate Latch 83-96.jpg
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'83-96 Bronco Tailgate Latches
1 - Tailgate Latch Remote Control
2 - Screw
3 - Tailgate Latch Rel...
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For a writeup on installation & alignment, read this:
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1 Tailgate Latch Remote Control 43170
2 Screw 56950-S55
3 Tailgate Latch Release Ha...
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SOLD Tailgate Hinges
For a writeup on installation & alignment, read t...
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Tailgate Threshhold Seal '78-96
Note that the body style shown is '78-79 (taillight & strike mounti...
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SOLD Bronco Tailgate Threshhold
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SOLD Bronco Tailgate Threshhold from '92-96 fits '78-96
Tailgate Torsion 8396.jpg
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Hinges, Torque Rod, & '83-96 Strikes. The strike bolt is the only thing in this diagram specific to...
Tailgate Torsion 7882.jpg
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78-82 Strikes & Torque Rod. The strike bolt & support are the only things in this diagram specific ...
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The tailgate gap should be the same at the top as at the bottom. If it's too wide at the top, the b...
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The best way to bend the bedwalls inward is with a large ratchet strap hooked into the body crossmem...
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Probably the most-common damage to a Bronco t/g: backing into a stationary object. Trees just don't...
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The best way to remove any dent is to apply force in exactly the opposite direction tha...
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Bronco Tailgate Safety Latch Light
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Tailgate Latch Light indicates that the latch is not fully closed when attempting to operate t/g win...
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The Bronco tailgate window circuit is a common (Ford) polarity-reversing circuit with 2 switches. E...
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Modified Bronco Tailgate Window Circuit
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.
'92-96 shown; '87-9...
Tailgate Window Circuit.jpg
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Window Motor Circuit from http://www.fordfuelinjection.com/
Note that the internal circuitry for th...
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'78-96 Bronco Tailgate Wiring
1 - Switch and Housing Assembly (Includes 14086 Wiring) - 14046
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This is all the wiring for the tailgate, except the ground for the defrost grid. This connector is ...
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Note that there is no connector near the ground wire, which is forward of the L taillight. C418 is ...
Tailgate Defrost Circuit Early.jpg
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Defrost Circuit '78-86
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F2TZ-14529-A Motorcraft SW7071 ~$25~65.
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Some tailgates split here on the R side at the top due to the stress applied by the outside tire car...
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The swingaway brace inside the R quarter panel is spot-welded & riveted into place BEFORE the outer ...
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Tailgate Window Switch
The switch is actually 2 SPDT microswitches which aren't designed to be se...
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Tailgate Switch Wiring Colors
These wires are not intended to be removed from the switches, and the...
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Tailgate Switch Paddle
When the tailgate lock cylinder is turned, this paddle arm swings around &...
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Tailgate Switch Paddle
When the key is removed from the tailgate lock cylinder, the paddle is in ...
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Tailgate Safety Switch
Y/R is NC to Pu/LG
Br/Bk (Tn/Bk) is NC to Pu/LB
When a switch is depressed b...
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SOLD Bronco Tailgate Switch from '94 fits '78-96
For a writeup on installation & alignment, read ...
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SOLD Bronco Tailgate Wiring Harness from '90 fits '80-91
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Tailgate Wiring Harness from a '95 Bronco with defrost.
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SOLD Tailgate Harness fits '78~90 with or w/o defrost.
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Tailgate Wiring Harness from '95 Bronco with defrost
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SOLD Tailgate Access Panel (D8TZ9840704A) fits '78-96 Bronco tailgates. No rust, dents, wear, or wa...
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SOLD Tailgate Access Panel (D8TZ9840704A)
The white mess is just paper that got dissolved by rain.
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SOLD Tailgate Access Panels (D8TZ9840704A) for '78-96 Broncos (white)
For a writeup on installation...
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SOLD '83-96 Bronco Tailgate from '90 EB
Motor needs bushings. Inside latch handle doesn't lie fl...
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SOLD Tailgate from '90 EB Bronco
I had to remove the trim panel & sheet one side in cardboard to ...
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96 Tailgate Crated
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SOLD Empty Bronco Tailgate Shell & Access Panel fits '83-96 Broncos. There are a few other small ch...
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SOLD '87-96 Bronco Tailgate Trim Panel w/o trim strip
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SOLD Rear Bumper Filler for '80-96 Bronco with step bumper & NO body lift
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SOLD Filler between Bronco tailgate & bumper for stock body height. All original fasteners included...
Tailgate Defrost Circuit.jpg
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Defrost Circuit '92-96
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Pinout for '87-96 Dash Switch CONNECTOR (harness side) for Tailgate Window
(Looking into the switch...
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Auxilliary t/g window switch circuit for '78-86 Broncos. This design is fairly simple, but requires...