Monthly Archives: April 2013

LiftGate Solenoid – OEM Purchase Here

Name: Solenoid Replacement

Current Part Number: 80001065

Previous Part Numbers: 70092521, 70092531, 75089831LiftGateMe.com_Add2Cart

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This 12V Solenoid replacement is Waltco’s most popular solenoid.  This solenoid can be found on the following models: F, C, E, EZL, LPF, MDR, RGL, WDL, BZ, WDV, MDL, DS, PTN, SB, and DT series lift gates.  This part is very versatile on the lift gates making it a great solenoid to have in stock in case of an emergency.  Although it does fit each of these models, sometimes an adaptation is required so that the solenoid fits correctly.  We usually find this to be a very simple fix, but for those who wish to have the exact solenoid which came with their gate we recommend searching for the exact part number first.

Waltco Solenoid Replacement - 80001065

Waltco Solenoid Replacement – 80001065

Please note that the previous part numbers 70092521, 70092531, 75089831, are the same part as 80001065.  The current part has been modified to fit these previous applications and are common place for many lift gate manufacturers.

Waltco Switch – Replacement How To

This is an instructional sheet sent out with each of our Waltco super switches.  This explains the replacement process and is provided by the manufacturer, Waltco lift gate.

Looking to Purchase Switch?  SuperSwitch PN: 80000425LiftGateMe.com_Add2Cart

New Push Button Control Switch

Replacement Switches do not use a ground wire.

The new switch wiring colors have also Waltco Switch - 80000425changed.

Green  -  Power

White  -  Power

Black  -  Lower

See next page for comparison with earlier switches.

Wire RoutingWaltco Diagram 1

Wires must not overlap each other before mounting.  Do NOT cross wires.

Wires must also clear the plastic extrusions on the switch before mounting


Color Codes – Connect wires per chart below.

Function                            Before 4/2004                  04/2004 to 03/2008           After 03/2008

Power Green Red Green
Raise White Green White
Lower Black Black Black
Ground N/A White N/A

Heat shrink all connections.  If switch cord and pump unit have plug in connectors, new switch should plug directly into existing gendered connectors on pump, regardless of wire colors.

Waltco Diagram 2






WDL inside controls

New 3-wire switch to replace 4-wire switch.Waltco Diagram 3

These instructions assume that the existing four-wire inside harness will be reused.

Remove old Switch, and cut wires just below old splices.

Splice wires, and heat shrink connectors.

Important:  Switch wires should always be protected from sharp edges.

Maxon Lift Gate Switch – LiftGateMe

Maxon Switch

Your switch just failed?  Oh, your driver backed up into something and shattered it?  Regardless of what happened, we’re here to help.  We carry a full line of Maxon switches.  Whether it’s a simple toggle switch for a small Tuk-A-Way, or a big ol’ fancy three button on a Maxon column lift, you can be sure that our parts are OEM direct from the manufacture so that you aren’t stuck with an aftermarket switch.


Here’s what we have for you.  This is a condensed list of common Maxon switches.  As always, please consult your original lift gate manual or call to verify the switch number that corresponds to your lift gate’s serial number.


Tuk-A-Way Gravity Down

Maxon Liftgate Switch 264346

Maxon Liftgate Switch 264346

This switch is for the Maxon gravity down Tuk-A-Ways.  LiftGateMe.com_Add2CartThis item’s previous part number includes the 267959-01. Wire coloring for the previous switch has changed showed in the table below.  This is a common switch and a great item to keep on hand if you are a mechanic shop.

Black      =     Yellow

White    =     White

Red        =     Green


Tuk-A-Way series Power Down

The Maxon, Tuk-A-Way Power Down, utilizes item number 264951-02.  This four wire switch and cable assembly comes with longer wires; however, thesephoto wires may easily be fitted for 168”, 144”, and 9” applications.  If you would like the exact part number for each of these lengths, please see the three part numbers below.

This switch fits the GPT-25, GPT-3, GPT-4, & GPT-5 power down units.  As always, please consult your parts manual for order assurance.

Switch and Cable assembly molded 6 position

264951                                  120”            Buy NowLiftGateMe.com_Add2Cart

264951-01                            144″            Buy Now

264951-02                            168”            Buy Now

264951-04                            9”                Buy Now


BMR series Rail Lift.

Maxon Switch – 268145-01

Please make note that there is a difference in part number for the gravity down versus the power down models.  We want you to receive the right part the first time so please refer to page 123 of the parts manual for the correct part number.

Need more than switches?   Check out our BMR Essentials page


280252: Control Box BMR-A Gravity Down                   Buy Now

280253: Control Box BMR-A Power Down                    Buy Now

Maxon BMR Liftgate Switch - 280252

Maxon BMR Liftgate Switch – 280252


268145-01 : Control Box, Power Down, Power Open      Buy Now

268142-01:  Maxon Switch and Cable Assembly           Buy Now


Maxon BMR Switch - 280253

Maxon BMR Switch – 280253







Maxon Switch and Cable - 268142-01

Maxon Switch and Cable – 268142-01



RC series Column Lift.

For the RC series column lift by Maxon we have a pretty common switch.  This switch harness assembly, part number 250916, is connected with a 240” wire for ample length.  The column lift series includes the RC-3B, RC-4B, RC-5B, and RC-6B series gate.

Waltco SuperSwitch – Order here

Did your switch fail?  No worries; we have your Waltco lift gate switch in stock and ready to ship-today!


Part Number: 80000425 (Previously 10099320, 10099300)

Applicable Models:  F, C, E, EZL, LPF, MDR, RGL, and WDL

This three wire switch is a common feature on many Waltco gates. It is easy to retrofit on either side of your truck or trailer.  This switch is a direct replacement for the former teardrop-lever switch, as well as the present version.  The rugged two button system is now built in a hard plastic housing to resist corrosion from salt, water, snow, and sand.

Waltco Switch - 80000425

Waltco Switch – 80000425

This product is covered by a manufacturer 1-year warranty (subject to change by the manufacturer).

If you find yourself reaching for the control switch and are looking for another option, we offer a handheld switch which attaches to the lift gate via a coil cord.   This part number for this is 80000423; please verify that your model will allow this extended switch.

If you would like us to create an instructional video to install these please leave us a message below and we will get working on one.LiftGateMe.com_Add2Cart

Need help with switch installation?  Click Here

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LiftGate who? Lift Gate Me.

Make LiftGateMe your first line of contact for all lift gate parts, accessories, and full replacements.  Our OEM distributorship with nearly every manufacturer makes us a great choice for fleet managers and garages who deal with a diverse range of products.

Now you’re asking yourself, “Okay, but why do I need a certified distributor?”

You don’t!  However, we have operated our family business for 25 years gaining an expert knowledge in our specialty, lift gates.  Our experienced technicians, mechanics, welders, and managers deal with your gate day after day, allowing us to address all of your questions and concerns.  Distributors are your hometown businesses that have rights to sell OEM parts directly from the manufacture, and have a solid understanding of the product lines.

Why else?!  Plug in a part number in the box above, and compare our prices—you’ll see.

We’re a full line distributor of Maxon, Waltco, Interlift, Leyman, Eagle, Palfinger, Thieman, and Anthony lift gates.  We distribute parts across North America, and can assist in finding a local installation facility near you.  Whether it’s a switch, motor, cylinder, solenoid, or screw, we have it, at the lowest prices around.

Check back often as we are continuously developing our site for each manufacturer.  Currently you can purchase Maxon and Waltco parts online; give us a call for all the others and we will promptly assist you.

Click on the manufactures below to see their full page.

If you like us, know us, or have a question, leave a comment below.  We appreciate it.


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New Lift Gate Motor? – Purchase now

Maxon Tuk-A-Way Lift Gate MotorLiftGateMe.com_Add2Cart

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Is your pump still working but your motor’s dead in the water?  Don’t miss a beat, we can get your new motor shipped out today!  Need the full pump and motor assembly?  We have that too!

Maxon liftgate motor - 229272-100

Maxon liftgate motor – 229272-100

We will keep adding to the list of popular motors, but our best seller for the Tuk-A-Way is currently the 229272-100 which fits many Maxon Tuk-A-Way series lift gates.

Part Number:  229272-100

This Maxon 12 VDC motor is common on the Maxon Tuk-A-Way series lift gate.  This motor comes with the Thermal Protector, and fits the 72-25, 72-150, and TE-20 series lift gate.  Used more recently by Maxon from 2002-2007, this may be the correct replacement for your gate’s motor.  Please be sure to consult your lift gate’s manual or Maxon for your specific part number.

This is an OEM part from Maxon.

Waltco LiftGate Motor

Your Waltco liftgate motor just burnt out—now what?  Don’t worry we have you covered. 

We sell the full Monty of OEM liftgate motors from Waltco.  Below you will find our best sellers.  Please consult your original liftgate manual, or Waltco, to confirm your correct item number before ordering.  The original part number may be located on the motor with a sticker; however, due to high operating temperatures and natural erosion the sticker may wear.  In this case, youLiftGateMe.com_Add2Cart will need to provide the liftgate’s serial number to identify the original part number.

Waltco Lift Gate Motor - 7043001-1

Waltco LiftGate Motor – 7043001-1

For popular Waltco motors, you will find the applicable Waltco series which the motor fits.  These models are provided by the manufacturer, but please check to ensure you have the correct part before ordering.  For your convenience, we also try our best to list previous part numbers for each motor that correlate to the current part number.


To find your part number please contact Waltco directly.  You will receive about 25% off when ordering through our site.  If you would like to find your gate’s breakdown please visit our Waltco home page and select your liftgate model.


Note:  You may see the name, “Monarch,” on your Waltco motor.  Unfortunately, we are unable to correlate the Monarch part number to Waltco’s.  If calling to inquire about a motor we will need the liftgate’s serial number to identify the correct part on your liftgate.




7043002-1 , 10099403 & 10099400, Waltco lift Motor

Waltco Motor – 7043002-1

Waltco LiftGate Switch

Waltco offers a diverse range of lift gate switches, each serving its own purpose.  As always please consult your liftgate’s original manual or the manufacturer to ensure order accuracy.  Every Waltco switch sold on LiftGateMe is a new OEM part provided directly by Waltco.  We do not sell after market parts unless fully disclosed.  Additionally, you may find that on some product pages we provide which Waltco series lift gate the switch will fit.  This information is provided by the manufacture to assist you in finding the correct product id.

So lets get started.


The famous and best selling Waltco Super Switch (80000425) is unfortunately out of creation.  Waltco seized making this switch over two years ago, leaving us to offer an OEM premium replacement which they now offer.

Waltco replacement switch 80001431 for 80000425

Waltco replacement switch 80001431 for 80000425

There are several switches which replace the former, but if you have a tuck under you’re in luck!  The new part number for all tuck under style gates is switch 80001431.  If you’re unsure of which switch you need, contact us with the serial number and model of the lift gate (this is the only way we can find the correct switch you need).  For all tuck under or 9 inch, 3 wire, simple toggle replacement switches, please order using the link to the left.

Waltco super switch replacement

Waltco super switch replacement






Waltco LiftGate Switch

Waltco Super Switch

The most famous and best selling switch by Waltco is the Super Switch (80000425).  This is sold special on our site for under $70.  This switch can be replaced quickly and efficiently.  You may find that your Super Switch has a teardrop, lever on it.  This switch was known as the Waltco Super Switch II.  This no longer exists.  Waltco has reverted back to their original two button design for superior operation and long lasting service.  And if you’re wondering why your switch has 4 wires instead of three, don’t worry, Waltco covered the conversion in their one-page-handy-dandy-instructional-diagram which we mail out with LiftGateMe.com_Add2Carteach switch.  For those of you with the two button version, it’s just as easy to replace.  For more information and to order click the image to the left.


Waltco lift gate Open Close Switch - 80000844

Waltco Open/Close Super Switch

The open close switch is, for all intentional purposes, the same model as the raise lower super switch (80000425).  This item fits a few different series by Waltco, so please consult your owners guide.  If you feel that the words open/close would be more effective for your drivers and employees to use, then you may opt for this switch over 80000425 and 10099300.





The coil switch is a great accessory for those needing the extra reach Waltco Coil Switch - 80000423while operating their lift gates.  Whether you are a sole operator or like the convenience, this option will allow you to operate the gate within 10 feet.  PLiftGateMe.com_Add2Cartlease see this product’s page to ensure that this item will fit your Waltco model.


Waltco toggle switch 75089808The sealed toggle switch (Waltco Part Number 75089808) is a two position switch included in four lift gate models.  This high quality, high impact switch is made by a division of Honeywell to meet the severe weather conditions and temperatures.  Because of its design, it is important to replace original parts with only OEM parts manufactured by Waltco themselves.  LiftGateMe.com_Add2CartPlease visit the product page for more information and appropriate models.


Waltco Lift Gate Switch - 10099325

Waltco Lift Gate Switch – 10099325


This switch remote with plug socket is part number 10099325, and has replaced previous part numbers of 34075010 and 10099302.





As always, please consult your original lift gate’s manual or the manufacturer to ensure order accuracy.