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Stuck Lock on Honda CR-V tailgate door

I can't get my tailgate door opened up. All the other doors will open except the tailgate door. Is there an easy solution to this?

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  • northmill Jan 15, 2009

    Same problem on a 2006 SE


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SOURCE: tailgate stuck

The auto lock burned out you need to go to dealer and get ripped off for $300 to have them fix it. Make sure you tell them the exact problem since it took 3 mechanics two days to figure mine out after i told them what was wrong the first time. Not too swift there.

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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SOURCE: 2005 Honda Odyssey Tailgate Problem

Try to reset the tailgate by removing the no.7 (7.5 amp) fuse in the underdash fuse box. Open and close the tailgate manually, reinstall the fuse, and try the open tailgate button. If that doesn't work you would have take it to the dealer, where they can check for DTC's (diagnostic trouble codes). Honda Al

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Drivers Door Lock Problem

You will probably need to replace the power door lock actuator.

Here's a link to one similar to yours.

You can probably get a used one from a salvage yard.

Try this site to find one near you:

If you need more help post a comment.


Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Honda Pilot Door locks not working

may be a relay switch, or a faulty wire on the right side behind the glove box

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Tailgate doesn't open

the most likely failure is the tailgate lock actuator, the tailgate will have to be taken apart from inside (very difficult)

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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