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Tailgate latch i can lift the latch but it will not open??

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Either one or both of the release rods on the latch has come off.Most likely the little plastic retainer has broken that holds the release rod too the latch.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Tailgate won't open

I had the same problem - took off the inside panel on the tailgate and the rod from the lift handle to the latch was disconnected at the latch ( on the driver side). Simple to reattach and works fine ever since. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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SOURCE: the tailgate latch on our 2006 Chevy truck is in the open positio

there are little metal rods that connect to the handle of the tailgate, just like the rods that connect your door handles to the door hinges and lock mechanism. just pop off the plastic cover over the tailgate handle and check and see if the rods are still connected to the handle.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Honda Odyssey Tailgate Problem

Try to reset the tailgate by removing the no.7 (7.5 amp) fuse in the underdash fuse box. Open and close the tailgate manually, reinstall the fuse, and try the open tailgate button. If that doesn't work you would have take it to the dealer, where they can check for DTC's (diagnostic trouble codes). Honda Al

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: broken tailgate latch

Remove the paneling from inside. Than you can use a flathead screwdriver to pry the latch rod and latch enough to pop open the door.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Tahoe, tailgate and liftglass won't unlock or open

I found this URL on internet http://www.chefseattle.com/blog/site-news/suburban-rear-liftgate-wont-unlock-how-to-fix/ Maybe it will help you.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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