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I have a 96 chevy tahoe. My rear tailgate lock is stuck and will not unlock either with a key or with keyless entry button on my keychain. All other locks work except for that one. What can cause that to happen and how would i fix it?

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  • jnero402 Jun 02, 2010

    ok thanks a lot!



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This is a very common issue with the Chevys. In order to get it to open you are going to have to remove the rear panel as far as you can and get in there and open the door. Then once you have the panel removed you will have to them replace the locking mechanism you can get that at your local parts stores with installation information. The rear hatch lock going bad has been a issue for years and is still a issue with the Chevys. Nothing has been done to remedy the issue or know why the issue is caused.

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