Question about 2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS

Open Question

How do you remove the interior tailgate panel on 08 equinox

The lock will not unlock and i am trying to get at it.

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

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

Hi,
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.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

ginko
  • 19396 Answers

SOURCE: 2006 Tahoe

Access the lock from the inside and try unlocking it with a screwdriver.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

psds4
  • 293 Answers

SOURCE: 2006 Tahoe

you will need to remove the liftgate panel inside and manually unlock it the unlock acuator is made of plastic and has probably broke off very common

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 2001Tracker rear tailgate won't open.

you know my mom has this same issue with her rear door where you hit unlock it sounds like it unlocks but doesnt...she has done the following..she has a keypad with automatic locks she will hit the lock button and then the unlock button and it unlocks it...as for someone elses suggestion im not sure but its annoying and she doesnt care to have it fixed so it works for her.

Posted on May 21, 2009

  • 89 Answers

SOURCE: tailgate lock sticks and key won't turn. can't unlock tailgate

the barrel is faulty and needs replaced

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

  • 335 Answers

SOURCE: How to remove interior panel from tailgate?

Remove the liftgate pull handle. Refer to Liftgate Inside Pull Handle Replacement .
DO NOT attempt to remove the liftgate trim panel if there is a failure of the electric latch. Refer to Opening the Liftgate Without Electrical Power .
1
Liftgate Trim Finish Panel
2
Liftgate Trim Finish Retainer Clips (Qty: 2)
3
Liftgate Lower Trim Finish Panel
4
Liftgate Trim Finish Retainer Clips (Qty: 14)
mrtechwrench_6.gif

Posted on Nov 22, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

2001 volvo v70 tailgate lock/unlock relay location. Tailgate not locking checked fuses, no sound from tailgate, however do get click sound from fuse area.


Check the wiring to the rear hatch. The cables break and cause a variety fo problems like yours. You will have to take the plastic cover off and expose the cables.

Mar 01, 2015 | 2001 Volvo V70

2 Answers

Rear hatch on my 2001 explorer will not open, rear window will but tailgate hatch will not. how do i open it with out the unlock button, no manual release that i can see...


I had a clip break when I tried to open my tailgate. I had to remove my inside hatch panel and find my way to the handle assembly. A little plastic clip (shaped like a T) had finally worn out, which wouldn't hold the locking arms, and I had to go to a Ford dealership for a $3 part; tailgate has worked fine since then!

Sep 01, 2011 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

1 Answer

2004 freestar the tailgate is ceased and we know that the unlock and lock works but it is ceased so how can we open it


Hello, I think you best bet is to take a trip to a Salvage yard and find a tailgate. You are going to need part of the lock mechanism anyway and you can figure out how the panels come off by working on one at the Yard.

If you find a good matching panel in the Yard, you might buy it and just replace the original panel with a Salvaged panel. Then you could be as aggressive as needed to get into the tailgate cavity to move the lock rods. You may need an electric lock solenoid, too.

If the lock mechanism has an interior handle, someone may be able to crawl in the cargo area and manually open the lid.

I hope myy solution was very helpful to you.

Apr 08, 2011 | 2004 Ford Freestar

2 Answers

Rear hatch will notopen


Rear Hatch Release/Lock Failure: How To Open The Glass
google_protectAndRun("ads_core.google_render_ad", google_handleError, google_render_ad); lg.php?bannerid=137&campaignid=106&zoneid=16&loc=1&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.s10forum.com%2fforum%2fadmincp%2fopenx_config.php%3fdo%3dox_zones&cb=d809956913 After a while, the mechanism (actuator) that unlocks and releases the rear glass hatch in
your Blazer or Jimmy will eventually burn out. when it does, there is really no way to open
the glass and lower the tailgate. The dash push button won't work, the rear key lock will
not work, the inside tailgat handle will not work, and you can not remove the interior
tailgate panel to access the mechanism because the screws can only be reach when
the tailgate is down (awesome GM design feature). The only way to replace the burnt
out actuator is to open the tailgate which you can't because the actuator is burnt out.

I've read stories that even the dealers don't know what to do, some have even cut up the
back panel to reach the so-called manuel release. Others said they pulled back the glued
on carpet to search for it also.

Well if you don't want to hack up the tailgate panel or rip out your carpet,
here's the easy way to open the glass:

You just pull back the interior tailgate panel right above the bump in the middle
where the latch is. There are no screws or bolts in that area, you can safely pull it back
about 2 inches. Then you'll have to stuck your finger in and push down the release bar.
See the 2 pictures below:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...z/IM000658.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...z/IM000664.jpg
(No pictures allowed in this forum rolleyes.gif , oh well, click the links then)
The first pic is of the latch, it's the gold section.
The second pic shows what you need to push downward.
When you get your finger back there, you should be able to feel for the part that need to
be pushed down. When that part is pushed down, the glass has been unlocked.


Now that the glass is unlocked, it and the tailgate can be opened. Now you can remove the
interior tailgate panel, it has one screw on each side and easily lifts off.

The actuator that needs to be replaced costs $58 from the dealer, so if you don't want
to replace it yet, but still want to open the back, you can leave the panel off and just puch the
manuel release level. Here's the pic of the tailgate:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...z/IM000669.jpg
It's in the open section right below the latch, hows my fingure pushing it:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...z/IM000668.jpg

I haven't replaced my actuator yet, still trying to find it for cheaper than the dealer wants,
but hardly any part store guys know what the hell an actuator is

Nov 17, 2009 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

2001Tracker rear tailgate won't open.


you know my mom has this same issue with her rear door where you hit unlock it sounds like it unlocks but doesnt...she has done the following..she has a keypad with automatic locks she will hit the lock button and then the unlock button and it unlocks it...as for someone elses suggestion im not sure but its annoying and she doesnt care to have it fixed so it works for her.

May 02, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Tracker

1 Answer

Can't get tailgate to open/unlock.


I had the same problem. It could be that its locked or that the mechanism inside is jammed. There is a access panel on the other side of the tailgate. to remove it you need torx screw driver (looks like an allen wrench tip). reomve all the screws and the panel. the rods that keep the tailgate closed are connected to a plastic piece. sometimes the rod slips out, just wedge it back in and the door should open and close normally.

Apr 23, 2009 | 2000 Ford Ranger SuperCab

1 Answer

1996 Isuzu Rodeo stuck tail gate


Remove the interior trim panel which will not be easy since the gate is up ---- you can then access the lock mechanism and will probably find a bent linkage rod or a broken plastic retainer clip.

Apr 22, 2009 | 1996 Isuzu Rodeo

2 Answers

2006 Tahoe


Access the lock from the inside and try unlocking it with a screwdriver.

Mar 23, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

2006 Tahoe


you will need to remove the liftgate panel inside and manually unlock it the unlock acuator is made of plastic and has probably broke off very common

Oct 05, 2008 | 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe

Not finding what you are looking for?
2008 Chevrolet Equinox LS Logo

Related Topics:

223 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75005 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7710 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...