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Re: 2003 Saturn Vue rear liftgate won't open
The easy part is you just need the latch for the liftgate. The hard part is getting to it and opening the liftgate to replace the latch. You should be able to pull the liftgate trim off most of the way with the gate closed and try to manually actuate the latch to open the gate. You may have to go so far as breaking the latch from the inside to open the gate and then replace your latch.
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this may sound a silly question as your are locked out obviously , have you tried the key in the lock, drivers door ? if there is a fob for remote control ,the battery may need changing .If none of these work call a mechanic who should be able to get one door open and take it from there
The leaking component must be found and replaced or repaired. I dont know how a "garage" could have bled the line with a leak in the system. Take it back, get your money refunded or make them find the leak and fix it.
#07-08-52-003: Rear Liftgate Glass May Not Lock When Using Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)/Key Fob Transmitter/Door Lock Switch, Lifgtate Hatch or Liftgate Glass May Lock/Unlock When Rear Liftgate Glass Button Depressed - (Sep 13, 2007)
Subject: Rear Liftgate Glass May Not Lock When Using Remote Keyless Entry (RKE), Key Fob Transmitter or Door Lock Switch, And/Or Liftgate Hatch Or Liftgate Glass May Lock Then Unlock When Rear Liftgate Glass Button is Depressed (Reposition Lock Cylinder Wave Washer and Adjust Lock Rod)
Models: 2005-2007 Buick Rainier
2005-2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer EXT, TrailBlazer SS
2005-2008 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL, Envoy Denali
2005-2008 Saab 9-7X
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Reposition liftgate lock cylinder wave washer and adjust lock rod.
DO NOT replace the liftgate latch or actuator.
Some customers may comment on one or more of the following conditions:
• The rear liftgate glass may not lock when using the remote keyless entry (RKE), key fob transmitter or door lock switch unless the lock is pressed a second time.
• The rear liftgate or glass locks, but may be unlocked when the rear liftgate lock cylinder button is depressed.
• The rear liftgate locks but the liftgate glass may not lock.
These conditions may be caused by one or all of the following:
• The rear liftgate cylinder lock rod may be out of adjustment.
• The wave washer on the liftgate lock cylinder may be out of position with the cup side down.
• Excessive movement or slack in the lock rods at the liftgate bell crank assembly.
• The liftgate lock cylinder pawl may contact the rear liftgate glass latch when the lock cylinder button is depressed.
Important: Do Not remove the rear liftgate lock cylinder from the vehicle to perform this repair.
Reposition the rear liftgate lock cylinder wave washer and adjust the lock rod using the steps below.
Verify the customer's condition.
Open the liftgate.
Remove the upper liftgate garnish molding.
Remove the rear liftgate trim panel.
Remove the cylinder lock rod from the threaded lock rod retaining clip.
Place the tip of a screwdriver blade into the opening of the C-clip and slowly rotate the screwdriver to pry out the C-clip from the shaft. Then use needle-nose pliers to remove the C-clip.
Remove the C-clip from the rear liftgate lock cylinder push button and remove the wave washer.
Install the wave washer with the cup side up.
Position the wave washer with the curved edges of the wave spring parallel to the tabs on the lock cylinder shaft.
Important: Use needle-nose pliers to slightly squeeze the C-clip back into shape. Make sure the clip seated, you should feel a snap and hear an audible click.
Install the C-clip onto the shaft and in the slot using needle nose pliers. Then rotate the pawl several times to make sure the C-clip does not rotate. If the clip rotates then the clip is not fully seated.
Position the lock cylinder pawl to the full clockwise position.
Pull up on the cylinder lock rod to remove any slack in the bell crank.
Install the cylinder lock rod into the threaded lock rod retaining clip while removing any slack from the lock rod linkage.
Close the lock rod retainer clip.
Close the liftgate assembly.
Open the liftgate glass while keeping the liftgate closed.
Use the key fob to cycle the liftgate to the lock and unlock position while inspecting the rear liftgate pawl. The lock cylinder pawl should have clearance between the latch as shown above. If the pawl is contacting the latch, readjust the cylinder lock rod.
Verify that the customer's condition has been corrected.
the electric actuator part of the locking mechanism probably went bad and is not locking the lock,,you reall would need to remove the inner panel and check for power and ground at the harness to the lock,if its there,,,you need a new lock actuator,if not you got another issue,,wire bad, computer etc..most likely just a bad lock actuator