How to Remove a Bed Extender for a Nissan Frontier

by Kristopher Riggs

Almost all new Nissan Frontiers made after 2005 have bed extenders. These are metal cages that fold out of the truck bed and extend the load the truck can carry. They are helpful when carrying certain types of cargo, but other times they may get in the way. Removing the bed extender can be done in a few minutes, but removing the entire extender kit takes some time and hardware.

Open the trunk bed hatch; use a key to unlock it if locked. Climb into the truck bed and locate the twist nuts on each side of the bed extender cage. Loosen the nuts by hand and slide the cage toward the rear of the truck. Lift the cage upward and out, and remove the cage from the truck bed.

Locate the four screws attaching the extender kit to each side of the truck bed. Remove these screws using a screwdriver. Repeat on the other side. Press the extender rails downward to click out of the extender bracket and remove.

Locate the two mounting brackets on each side of the truck bed. Use an appropriate sized socket and ratchet wrench to loosen and remove the two bolts connected to each bracket. Repeat on the other side. Remove the brackets from the truck bed.

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About the Author

Kristopher Riggs has been writing since 2000. Primarily writing on technology and consumer electronics, he authored weekly information articles circulated through a major gaming-specialty retailer. Riggs has a Bachelor of Science in accountancy from Arkansas State University.