I haad the problem with the rear hatch not opening. You asked if someone pushed down when I tried to open it. My wife and I tried it previously with no luck, After reading your post I asked our 240 pound neighbor to push on it and it worked. I oiled everywhere I could and it seems to be working now. Any idea on what caused it?
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Rear hatch is locked or unlocked with a key. (if equipped) • To open the rear hatch, insert the key into the lock, turn it to the unlock position and pull up the rear hatch by pressing the handle (DOOR). You can also lock/unlock the latch (but not release it) with the central door lock system. • If unlocked, the rear hatch can be opened by pressing the handle (DOOR) and pulling the hatch up. • To close the rear hatch, lower and push down the rear hatch firmly. Make sure that the rear hatch is securely latched.
You can't. You have to get the hatch open. Pull the top trim off the hatch. Remove two screws , one on each side. Pull the bottom panel out and reach down and grab the rod or arm to open the hatch. Then you can access the screws to remove the rear lens. Fix the hatch since it is open.
sounds like something may be shorted in your rear hatch switch and when you pushed the button to open it you may have blown a fuse. I would check your fuse and make sure they are all still good. I would also try to look inside the rear hatch and check the wires and see if there is something wrong with one of them.
if it clicks when pushing button the lock is disengaging try providing a little pressure on door and have someone push the button it will probably spring open. the struts might not have enough power to pop it open
the release at the bottom of hatch can be ---rusted normal in northeast --- linkage popped or broken --linkage clip popped or broken --- need to crawl into back and remove the plug [ lower center of rear hatch panel will need a long screw driver and light will see linkage and latch push down on linkage arm and push open hatch when opened you can remove the rear panel and assess the problem but lube the latch and upper window latch
This could be a simple door adjustment. Have someone sit in the car
while you push in on the hatch. See if the light goes off . If the
light goes off, then adjust the striker plate so the hatch closes
The rear window has to be completely down in order to move the tailgate! You should be happy that your window is stuck up, unlike mine which is stuck all the way down! I have to completly take apart my tailgate!! If you want to try a trick to get the rear window down, my bronco has a rear window switch right next to the headlight knob, take the 2 purple wires on that window switch, and cross them, if your motor still works and if the wires are good, that should make the window go down!!! good luck, hope that helps!