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    removal of wagon tailgate handle

    Interested in removing the outside tailgate handle on my 210 wagon and building an electric tailgate release. Any ideas or suggestions?

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    That shouldn't be too hard to do IMO. You would probably want to remove the handle and use a shaved door handle type solenoid to actuate the latches. You could use sheathed cables instead of the stock rods, or use the rods and a lever. You might need some sort of popper to push the tailgate open a little so it doesn't re-latch when the solenoid releases. I don't remember how the latches work on a wagon but I don't think they stay open.
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