There is a cutout on the inner tailgate cover that can be removed with a screwdriver. This will give you access to the latch assembly. There is a small lever mounted on the latch assembly. When you move it toward the driver side it will release the tailgate.
This works on my 03 Liberty but not on my 05 Liberty. They both use the same type of latch. Does anyone know where to get a latch other than a Jeep dealer? Jeep wants $235.00 for the latch.
Got the door open per instructions above. There is a plastic yellow traveler that rides in an indent of a stamped metal piece. As the lock wears, the traveler can jump out of the indent in the metal piece and get stuck. Put it back in and it works. I bent the metal piece toward the rear of the car slightly to help contain the plastic piece. Thanks all.
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Sounds like it too yours truely here my old jag makes a noise like that but its still working so who knows for how long and my ford escort tailgate BOOT in the queens english. stopped working years ago but their is nothing inside the car to steal ? thats if i bother to lock it in the first place anyway
Open tailgate and use a #20 Torx screwdriver to remove two screws located on the inner side tail light assembly. On the driver's side, the screws are accessable through the tailgate hinge area with the gate open.Pull taillight assembly straight back from the vehicle to get it off. You may need to utilize a wedge to gently work the top and bottom of assembly away from vehicle on outer side. If so, be careful to use plastic wedge or a protective layer (such as a thin piece of cardboard) next to the body to prevent scratching the paint.Once removed, twist applicable light cover counter clockwise and pull to access lightbulb.You may want to apply a small amount of lithium grease to the two plastic stud holes before reinstalling the cover to make it easier to remove the next time.
There is a very small switch mounted to the back of the tailgate handle, you will need to remove the interior tailgate panel to access it, the switch is what releases the glass when you pull the handle. most likely the switch has failed. Recall # D16 was issued several years ago for replacement of this switch. Your local dealership should be able to relace it at no cost to you.
Try pressing your left hand against the tailgate opening handle assembly (black plastic around the pull handle) while at the same time pulling on the handle to open it. Make sure to hit open on the power lock a few times before trying this. Good luck.
Hello. I can assist you. Most likely, your door latch is broken and will need to be replaced. Historically these were metal and rusted due to exposure, soooooo now they are plastic and after a few hundred uses, they break. You can purchase the tailgate handle and replace it yourself but my recommendation is to let the shop do it as it can be a little tricky and often the linkage rods also need to be cleaned and lubricated. The total cost of this repair is generally about $75. Thanks for choosing Fixya!
I had the same problem onmy dad's Jeep KJ (Cherokee/Liberty) so i went ahead and unbolted the tailgate handle;
First you need to take off the plastic inner tailgate cover (doh), then carefully pry away the the black liner and you'll see 2x 10mm hex nuts, unscrew both. Then on the latch outer side of the tailgate remove the upper 2 torx screws, then loosen one of the clamps of the connecting rod between latch and handle. While pulling out on the handle (needed to clear the mechanism from the sheetmetal) you'll be able to carefully remove the complete doorhandle assembly. There's still one wireloom attached to the handle, this is the culprit, It's the little actuator switch that's need liberal amounts of lubricant such as WD40 or similar. I actually removed the switch and pushed it several times to full stroke after i lubricated it, then reconnected it and presto! The rear window unlocked every single time by means of the doorhandle instead of using the wireless remote...
Easy fix, done in half an hour. Saved you $ 300 on parts and labour
The auto lock burned out you need to go to dealer and get ripped off for $300 to have them fix it. Make sure you tell them the exact problem since it took 3 mechanics two days to figure mine out after i told them what was wrong the first time. Not too swift there.