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Replacing the switch for Liftgate Ajar on 03 Expedition

Where is the switch located?

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I found that if you spray some penetrating fluid (not WD-40) such as move-it or liquid wrench on the switch, it will repair the problem. You spray the fluid on the switch and open and close the gate repeatedly for about ten times and the contacts will be cleaned and working again. This also works for the doors. The switch is located in the latch mechanism so spray the fluid in that area.

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NOTE:If the power liftgate system is turned OFF in the message center, the system cannot be activated with any switches or with the liftgate handle. The system will need to be turned ON for any power operation to occur.

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The liftgate actuator and remote control are in the liftgate.
The module is in the left rear quarter trim panel.


SECTION 501-03: Body Closures 2003 Expedition/Navigator Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Power Liftgate Module Removal and Installation
NOTE: Prior to removal of the power liftgate module, it is necessary to upload module configuration information to a diagnostic tool. This information needs to be downloaded into the new power liftgate module once installed. For additional information, refer to Section 418-01 .
  1. Remove the rear quarter trim panel. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05 .
  1. Remove the power liftgate module.
    1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
    1. Remove the bolts.
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  1. NOTE: Once the new power liftgate module is installed, it is necessary to download the module configuration information from the diagnostic tool into the new power liftgate module. For additional information, refer to Section 418-01 .

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Principles of Operation
The power liftgate is controlled by the power liftgate module.
The power liftgate module receives inputs from:
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  • UBP serial communication link.
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  • liftgate latch remote control (power liftgate only)
  • liftgate ajar switch
  • chime module (power liftgate only)
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