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INSTALLATION OVERVIEW  (see video below)
Complete installation guide with pictures included with each kit

TOOLS REQUIRED
Drill motor & 1/4" bit
5mm allen bit
8 & 10mm wrench
screw driver & tape measure
 Droptail Power Tailgate installed SEAM Award winner kit picture DROPTAIL

  

Droptail Control Module 
1. Secure Control Module in any dry & clean location nearest actuator (like rear of cab or sealed bed). Connect the red and black harness leads to a fused constant (5A) battery source.


Droptail Installation Instruction Fig 1 
2. Accurately place tailgate bracket h= 6" (Ford 5.5") up the drivers inside face of the closed tailgate, 1/8" clear from the bedside wall
. Mark & drill (4) 1/4" holes. Hold u-screw by a nut & feed down 1 hole, then up another.

 

Droptail Installation Instructions Fig 2  
3. Feed blue and green harness leads into loom provided. Run loom over to actuator and plug it in. Extend actuator rod out by pushing button #1.  Verify by unscrewing rod counter clockwise by hand.

 

Droptail Installation Instructions Fig 3  
4. Open tailgate and pin actuator rod to gate bracket. Swing actuator up and align attached upper rail bracket flush with top of bed rail. Mark, then drill (3) 1/4" mounting holes.

 
Droptail Installation Instructions Fig 5  
5. Through bolt rail bracket, rail lip, and under rail braces. 



Droptail Installation Instructions Fig 4  
6. Adjust diagonal braces flush to bed wall and secure with self tapping screws.

 

Droptail Installation Instructions Fig 6  
7. Adjust latch rods outward at handle (under access panel or bezel), to the unlock position, so the gate will not lock when closed.  Test & replace.

8. Optional automatic spoiler mode feature requires the white harness lead connection to vehicle speed sensor at PCM; and a tailgate pivot hinge clamp.

Push button #1 momentarily to open, and button #2 to close. Pushing any button stops movement, then beeps (2) times.

Brown & pink wires are for optional momentary contact SPDT switch.

Installation video

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