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REAR HATCH WONT LOCK WITH FOB / KEY OR SWITCH

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I would check and see if it might be a fuse. It also might be a defective hatch lock.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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We had the same problem with our 99 explorer there could be two seperate problems , problem # 1lock mechinism is very dirty from road dirt, take inside panel off and clean than spray with lubricant, problem # 2 bad lock actuator needs replacement ! good luck!!!!!

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