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If you have a Subaru alarm system, you need to press unlock twice in quick succession to unlock the tailgate (and the passenger doors).
There is also a 30mm round access panel on the tailgate inside trim panel. You can stick your finger in an unlock the tailgate. Your tailgate outside lock handle may be rusted solid, which is jamming the lock.
Sounds like it too yours truely here my old jag makes a noise like that but its still working so who knows for how long and my ford escort tailgate BOOT in the queens english. stopped working years ago but their is nothing inside the car to steal ? thats if i bother to lock it in the first place anyway
Hello! There is a 4 pin connector that plugs into the tailgate with colors; Gray/Blue (pin4)...White/Black (pin1)...Blue/Black (pin3)...And Blue/White (pin 2)...Pins 2 & 3 are the motor that operates the tailgate...pins 1 & 4 are the switch contacts with pin 1 (White/Black wire tied to chassis ground)...When you press your remote Ground should be on pin #4...Check the plug to see if it is properly connected also inspect for loose or broken wires....If all looks good open the left kick panel and switch relays "L" and "U" and see if the problem occurs on a different door...If it does Relay "L" is the culprit...Replace relay...Guru...saailer
well 2006 crv had many issues. thats why i went for the brand new 2011 honda cr v ex but even this model seem to have its share of hiccups. anyways i think u need to get ur remote unlocked at a dealer.
I had the same problem. It could be that its locked or that the mechanism inside is jammed. There is a access panel on the other side of the tailgate. to remove it you need torx screw driver (looks like an allen wrench tip). reomve all the screws and the panel. the rods that keep the tailgate closed are connected to a plastic piece. sometimes the rod slips out, just wedge it back in and the door should open and close normally.
First thing: Try using the key to move to the locked and then to the unlocked position. If this works, open the tailgate... This also pretty much tells you what the root cause problem is, which is a pressed-in plastic post working its way out (see below).
If no bedliner, just remove metal plate inside tailgate and actuate by hand inside to open. If bedliner, first use a small screwdriver to carefully (don't scratch paint) push in latches at either side of tailgate to open/lower tailgate (if locking/unlocking as above did not work to lower gate and gain access). Next, use two blade screwdrivers to pry out the "buttons" that hold the ends of the tailgate liner where they wrap around the sides, then remove bedliner piece and metal plate, etc.
Once you have access to inside of tailgate, you will see how the mechanism works by pulling up and down on the handle while observing. You will probably find that the slide mechism that locks and unlocks the mechanism has been allowed to move such that it cannot unlock/allow movement of the latching mechanism. This is usually the result of the pressed in plastic anchor being worn/loose. I had some success with cleaning thoroughly with alcohol or brake cleaner, allowing to dry and then using super glue to hold it firmly in all the way. Still have to hold handle up when closing gate and keep key on hand to unlock every time opening, but it was a free repair...
Try checking that the handle in the tailgate returns to the 'open' postion. Once in a while, usually during/after the winter, the tailgate handle gets stuck in the 'pressed in' postion. I have to use WD-40 or some other lubricant to get the handle working again, which allows me to unlock and open the tailgate.