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Back hatch will not unlock/open

The back hatch will not unlock unabling me to open it. There is no key hole on the outside of the door to bypass the door locks or remote. Nor is there an access hole on the inside of the door to access the lock. I've climbed in the back and removed the spare tire and I've tried to pry the paneling loose on the inside - all with no luck. I now have a tail light out and can't change it due to the hatch not opening. Please help

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  • wdirvin Oct 11, 2008

    I have the same problem on my 2006 LT1. Driver door was not completely locking/unlocking by key fob or even electric switch inside - but at least I had a manual option. Now, my read hatch will not unlock/open - no solenoid noise sounds when hit unlcok button. Resynchronized key - no help.



    Please help,

    Thanks,

    Doug

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    door cannot be opened from inside or outside even if lock lift is operated manually.

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You could use some lithium grease and spray it in the general area of the latch and hope it lubes the latch enough to loosen it to open. but it will cause a mess spraying it

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