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Liftgate will not unlock even when unlock button is pushed on front door and remote button is pushed. It sounds like it's unlocking but we can not open the back hatch door

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The latch is seized. You will have to manually unlock it by removing the panel on the inside of the liftgae.

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Important: Although mode 2 provides increased security, the content theft deterrent system disarms only by pressing unlock on the keyless entry transmitter. This can pose a problem if the keyless entry transmitter is damaged, lost, or inoperative for any reason while you attempt to disarm the content theft deterrent system.
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Mode 2: The system arms when you lock the doors with the keyless entry transmitter. The system disarms when you unlock the doors with the keyless entry transmitter. The system does not disarm when you unlock the doors with the key.

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Insert the key in the left front, right front, or liftgate door lock cylinder.


6.2.
Rotate the key from the center to the unlock position.


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Press the horn button on the remote keyless entry transmitter.


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In order to exit and save the current feature customization modes use the following procedure:

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