Perform your (D) PMCS as you follow procedures provided in paragraphs 2-5 and 26.
Remove the safety loop from the tailgate control lever (fig. 2-1).
Be sure tailgate latches are fully open fore you raise the bed.
Pull the lever all the way to the "tailgate open" position (fig. 2-7). This releases the jaws holding the bottom pins of
the tailgate (fig. 2-8).
Figure 2-7. Lowering the Tailgate Control Lever.