Question about 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Open Question

Rear Hatch Door Won't Open

Can't get rear door to open. Handle isn't Working

Posted by on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: rear door handle

I had to do the same hting for my 2001 vitara
for me i had to do it from the inside of the car
i had to take of the entire panel under the rear window which was pretty much all just snaps so it was pretty easy

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

  • 102 Answers

SOURCE: suzuki grand vitara 2002, rear door lock sticks

The inner trim panel is simply (?) held on with plastic push clips and a couple of screws (I think). The screws are on the lower edge from memory but have a good look around the whole trim before continuing. If all screws are removed, then all you have to do is pull the trim off. I usually get a screwdriver wrapped in a bit of cloth to help pop the first one, then you can get your fingers underneath for the rest. Start from the centre of one of the lower corners/curves.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

  • 4070 Answers

SOURCE: how to replace a 2003 grand vitara's rear door handle

1. open the rear door
2. open the rear door sidings
3. try loosing the not of the handle
4. remove the steel wirings of the handle
5. install the new rear door handle

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

  • 7 Answers

SOURCE: The rear hatch on my 2009 Susuki XL7 won't open.

rear hatch finger tip button corroded 25 bucks from dealership

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

  • 19396 Answers

SOURCE: how do I remove rear door panel on 2004 grand


I have uploaded the relevant section from service documentation. Please click on the picture below. Once the page opens you may need to click again to enlarge the picture.

The file can be printed.




Posted on May 28, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

O5 xle sienna driver's power window stuck open and tipped, also door handle not working

the window regulatore is bad and maybe the track is broke .you can access this by removing the interior door pannel.good luck

Mar 21, 2013 | 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE

1 Answer

Changed door handle but door still won't open from inside

which door is it cos rear doors have a kiddy lock-when you work the handle can you feel any resistance,as if the handle is actually connected or is it 'floating' ?

Jul 06, 2012 | 1998 Toyota Corolla

1 Answer

Interior and exterior door handle not working on my 1991 Olds 88 Brougham

You will need someone with a break in kit. You are only allowed them if you have a reason to have them ie: licensed repairer. It will contain wedges to go between the outside of the window & the door to spread the gap. There is then a series of wire hooks, sheet steel with notches cut out etc... They need to put the correct one in the gap & unlock the door if it is locked. Then actuate the latch mecanism inside to open the door. You can then get the trim off to repair the problem. I have a kit but sorry I can't help.

Jun 21, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Megane rear door stuck shut

We do not have this make in the US so have no data onit.

May 25, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I need a diagram of the locking mechanism in my 2001 nissan sentra so that i can use a slim jim to unlock the passenger side door.

I don't have a diagram of the door but if you slip the slim Jim in over the top of the outside door handle it should catch on the latch bar. If you are doing this because the door won't open from the interior handle or the outside handle the problem most likely isn't the lock. The way that handle connects to the release it is held in place with a piece of plastic that breaks fairly easy. If that piece breaks the interior door handle won't activate the unlock function when pulled and you will have a heck of a time getting the door opened so you can get inside the panel to do the repair.

Oct 05, 2011 | 2001 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

Can you please direct me to a site to relace a Back Door handle on a 1999 Jeep Cherekee. The single door in the rear.

You will need a shop manual to see an exploded view of the rear hatch. It really isn't that hard to replace the handle. Find all the screws in the panel,including the ones above and the side of the window. Then take a scraper or similar tool to separate the panel from the door. Once the panel is off, peel the sound barrier off the bottom of door and you will be able to access the back of the handle. From there it's pretty simple task.

Jul 16, 2011 | 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

It will open from inside but not from outside

You need to take the door panel off and check the rod that goes to the door handle. For whatever reason, it isn't connected to the door handle. It could be a missing retainer clip, a broken or bent rod or even a door handle that is broken inside.

Jun 24, 2011 | Kia Spectra Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Rear door on 06 jetta wont open

At a guess the outside handle has become detached from the linkage inside the door and you've got the child lock on as well.

Well to get the child lock off, you need a long fairly broad plastic strip, I've used the long side cut out of a plastic milk carton in the past.

Wind the window in the offending door down, then insert the plastic strip in the door gap underneath the handle, once in try the internal door handle, if it fails try again working your way down the door by widths of the plastic strip, trying the internal door handle as you go, with luck you'll have release the child lock by the 3-4th try.

Once open, its taking the inside door card off and re-attaching the linkage for the outside handle.

May 01, 2011 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara Logo

Related Topics:

204 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Suzuki Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Boyet Soriano
Boyet Soriano

Level 2 Expert

293 Answers

Are you a Suzuki Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides