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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2014, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Can't Reach Liftgate!

Has anyone come up with an aftermarket solution to the very high liftgate - maybe installing a strap? I'm 5ft tall, and can just barely reach it, but I'd like to make it easier. Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 06:06 PM
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You've gotta either bring the door to you or bring yourself to the door. So I would attach a short strap to help you reach or keep a step stool in your trunk. The strap is probably easier.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 08:01 PM
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A strap wouldn't be a bad idea, have you been able to find anything like that which you can use?



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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-28-2014, 05:42 PM
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I think that an old Sienna van that my family used to own just came with a little leather strap for exactly this reason. I wouldn't buy the actual accessory though since I'm sure you could buy the materials and construct one yourself for much cheaper. A trip to a crafts store or a fabric store should provide you with the necessary stuff.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-29-2014, 06:51 PM
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I think that an old Sienna van that my family used to own just came with a little leather strap for exactly this reason. I wouldn't buy the actual accessory though since I'm sure you could buy the materials and construct one yourself for much cheaper. A trip to a crafts store or a fabric store should provide you with the necessary stuff.
How much cheaper is it to make one yourself?

I can't imagine it being much since it's so simple and there's not much to it.



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Has anyone come up with an aftermarket solution to the very high liftgate - maybe installing a strap? I'm 5ft tall, and can just barely reach it, but I'd like to make it easier. Thanks!
ok how and where do you attach the strap?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-24-2019, 01:18 PM
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Hi everyone
Is someone has an idea to where to fix the strap, if you have a picture that would be great
Thanks
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 08:01 PM
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I assume you've seen the recessed handle on the lift gate's bottom inside right? Mine's black and I didn't see it for the first three or four times I opened it.
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