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How to remove the Rear Liftgate interior panel from a Equinox
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The easy part is you just need the latch for the liftgate. The hard part is getting to it and opening the liftgate to replace the latch. You should be able to pull the liftgate trim off most of the way with the gate closed and try to manually actuate the latch to open the gate. You may have to go so far as breaking the latch from the inside to open the gate and then replace your latch.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
I had the same problem. You can't take the panel off without having the hatch open. I had to pull it loose
under the window and squirt about a hole can of WD-40 in on all the door mechanism. When I got it open I found out that there is a hole in the bottom of the door about the size of a quarter that would allow
gravel dust and stuff in and rust the components and the lock making the door stay locked all the time.
After the wd-40 I pushed the lock & unlock button many times and it finally unlocked. I then opened the hatch and removed the panel and then I unhooked the lock motor so that it would not happen again.
It has been that way for 4 years now with no problem.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
I have the same problem but I fix it, look inside or the interior panel on the liftgate you will see a snap in cover located on the liftgate trim panel. open it and you will see the insulation open it and you will see also some kind of plastic cover, open it or tear a little you will see there the emergency liftgate latch. Good Luck...
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
There are clips on a little ball to hold it in place top and bottom .. look closley and you will see how the clip wraps around the cylinder and it holds it on to a ball.. use plyers or screwdriver to pry these clips loose from around the ball..
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
I'm not sure where' the screws are but basically You need to remove the panel on the rear door, then once the panel (interior trim) has been removed you should see a lock mechanism which will be screwed/bolted in place. Easier and cheaper then buying a brand new lock mechanism (unless you want to buy brand new) is going to a wreckers and finding your car model and get it that way (yes it's used but it'll probably save you tons of money vs the dealership) Best Regards.
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
The liftgate lamps
You can't turn them on manually ?
This could be a BCM problem , this best left to a ASE certified repair shop or the dealer .
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