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Can't open tailgate and rear window

Got slightly rear ended and the tailgate handle was pushed in. Can still swing open the handle with the tire but pushing the button to open the rear window does not release the latch so I can't open the rear window or tailgate. How can I take the tailgate latch apart?

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  • johnrb5_me Dec 02, 2008

    thanks, but I can't see where to take off interior panel. There's a plastic ridge on the ceiling but that is above the glass window.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    my rear tailgate will not unlock and now discovered my rear back up alert lights arent working either???

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If you take off interior panel.....push out the dent with a bar....then try button if no work go back inside and you should see bars going down from handle to latch area...pull up on it and should pop the trunk

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

  • djishere Dec 02, 2008

    never said it was going to be easy.....somewhere on the interior on the hatch will be screws u have to find them it might be where the latch is or sometimes they hide behind speaker casings which u pop out to get all interiors use screws then clips to install so just pull on it not to hard u shouyld be albe to do it otherwise bring it to a cheap body shop they should open it for u for 20-50 $

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