Dakota 4WD V8-4.7L VIN J (2007)
Tailgate Latch: Service and Repair
1. Remove the bolt (2) that secures the tailgate check cable (3) to the tailgate.
2. Remove the second bolt (2) to the latch (4) and remove from the side of the tailgate.
3. Remove the release handle link (5) from the latch (4).