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2004 Envoy Xuv tailgate does not open.

When you press the lock and unlock buttons on the remote or the doors you hear the actuators operating on all of the doors except the tailgate.I checked the fuses that control the tailgate module but they were good.The tailgate window and retractable roof are operating properly.Any idea what the problem is and how can i fix it? Thank you

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Pull the plastic off of the tailgate and make sure the small wire looking controls are still hooked up. sometimes they will pop out after alot of use. other thing is make sure the rear actuator is actually working (it could be bad)

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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