2005 Nissan Frontier Tailgate Hinge Kit
Dorman Tailgate Hinge Kit
Tailgate Hinge Kit
Part Number: 18397-05369599
Notes: Tailgate Hinge Kit
Tailgate hinge looked very good fits and works well
Sturdier than original part, although only needed passenger side hinge. Quick fix to what apprears to be a common tailgate hinge problem with Frontiers.
Part fit perfectly as a replacement. Buyer may also need plastic insert, not easy to get bottom torx bolt out. Start upper bolt and new bracket prior to removing bottom bolt to avoid shifting of body panels.
Happy with item but came with no hardware have not beeb able to put on yet stripped heads on bolts and cant find replacements
The hinges were certainly an upgrade from the factory hinges since these do not have the often-failing plastic sleeve/clip. I did have to modify the bracket and the locations of the holes for the bolts to get them to result in a clean closing of the tailgate. I would recommend that the seller include new bolts with the package since the old ones, at least in my case, have been almost completely stripped due to having to replace them with the plastic sleeve multiple times.