Gen2 top plastic trim on tailgate coming loose

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Larry Michael

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We've got some weather coming in today so I thought I'd post this question here before I have the opportunity to take things apart. 2010 LTD here.

Has anyone had the top plastic trim piece on their tailgate come loose? The left side started wobbling when I gripped it and I don't want to accidentally break it off. I presume some plastic fasteners have broken. But are they integral to the part, requiring a whole new one, or is it fastened in place in another way?

Looks like Torx screws holding the main inside cover in place so once I take those out I should be able to see what is going on. But if anyone has experience with this problem I'd like to hear suggestions for repair.

Edit: Of course once I posted this, the "similar threads" showed one regarding a 2007 model. But since I don't know what broke yet, I'm still looking for current options. I did see that Pfeiffer wholesale Ford parts has that molding (7A2Z-7840602-BA) for $89.25. But if I needed the whole part would I also need some additional parts to hold it in place?
 
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Rkb53

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I used gorilla 2 sided tape. 2 continues pieces from edge to edge. Works great. Just remember to trim off plastic taps before putting the panel back on.
 

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Yeah, need to stop closing the tailgate by it..... Tape, Glue, Replacement or I drilled the plastic and put a few Christmas tree fasteners through it.
 

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I need one also. There are dozens of them on eBay starting at about 50 bucks..... just search for the part #.... 7A2Z-7840602-BA
 

Larry Michael

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Thanks for the reminder about the ebay option. It seems the product sellers are divided between a Chinese import company and Ford dealer parts department OEM parts. I decided to support an American dealer with my purchase for a few dollars more. Curiously, the ebay price was discounted from that same dealer's parts web site price.
 

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