Question about 1997 Jeep Cherokee
The lock is busted and I need to get the tailgate open to change the bulbs on my brake lamps. How do I get the lock opened? Can't get at it from the outside or the inside panel, the inside panel has screws that you need the tailgate open to remove. Who designed this POS? ANy help appreciated.
Many thanks, nascar2fever!
I had the same problem and of course started by trying to pry open the tailgate (gently). The problem was solved by undoing the top of the plastic panel on the inside of the tailgate until I could do a visual and slide my hand to lift the latch. The fix was to re-adjust the pull-rod to remove the excess slack in the latch.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
Remove all the screws you can and gently pull the panel back. you should be able to see down to the latch assembly and reach the release for the latch
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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