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The liftgate handle pulled out, and have no way to unlock. Is there a way to repair latch handle problem?

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Hi, get the four screws out of the hatch trim and handle, then it will just pull off the clips. The lock actuator looks integrated into the latch assemble, you need to test for voltage across those wires when pushing the unlock switch before replacing a new latch..
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Power lift gate will not operate


You have to pull the inside door panel off an check it out , only way !
  • The lift gate latch release is inoperative/does not operate correctly
  • Circuitry
  • Liftgate release switch (integral to the liftgate release handle)
  • Liftgate release motor (integral to the liftgate latch)
  • Power liftgate module
  • SJB
  • Go To Pinpoint Test F .
Normal Operation The smart junction box (SJB) does not release the liftgate unless the doors have been unlocked electronically or the request is initiated from a remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitter.
The SJB sends a voltage signal to the liftgate release switch (part of the liftgate release handle) through circuit CPL45 (BN). When the switch is activated (the handle is pulled), the signal is routed to ground through circuit GD150 (BK/WH). When the SJB detects a request from the liftgate release switch, the SJB provides voltage through circuit CPL10 (BN/BU) to the liftgate latch release motor (integral to the liftgate latch) (vehicles with a manual liftgate) or the power liftgate module (vehicles equipped with a power liftgate). For vehicles with a manual liftgate, ground for the liftgate latch is provided through circuit GD150 (BK/WH).
DTC B2666 - is an on-demand DTC that sets when the SJB detects a short to ground from the liftgate release switch input circuit.
DTC B273A - is an on-demand DTC that sets when the SJB detects a short to ground from the liftgate latch release output circuit.
DTC B273B - is an on-demand DTC that sets when the SJB detects an open or short to voltage from the liftgate latch release output circuit.
    Possible Causes
  • Circuit CPL45 (BN) open or short to ground
  • Circuit CPL10 (GN/WH) open, short to ground or voltage
  • Circuit GD150 (BK/WH) open
  • Liftgate release switch (integral to the liftgate release handle)
  • Liftgate release motor (integral to the liftgate latch)
  • Power liftgate module
  • SJB
Your best bet is to take it to the dealer !

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I just bought an equinox 2005 LS and I dont know how to lock the rear door.


To unlock the liftgate, press the unlock button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter twice or use the power door lock switch.
To lock the liftgate, press the lock button on the RKE transmitter or use the power door lock switch. The liftgate does not have a key lock cylinder.
To open the liftgate, pull up on the handle located in the center of the liftgate.
When closing the liftgate, use the molded handles to pull the liftgate down. Push the liftgate closed until it latches.

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2006 Toyota Sequoia - liftgate won't open, but handle not does not appear to be broken. Automatic door unlock is not unlocking the liftgate either. Is there an7y way to open the liftgate from either...


If it's not unlocking, The only way o get it open is pop off the trim piece that goes around the window. On the bottom panel there might be two screws to remove on each side. If not then it will pop off to a point, because there are screws on the bottom you can't access. Pull it back and reach down and find the rods that go to the latch. usualy the one that is horizontal is the one that unlocks the hatch. move it left or right to unlock it, try the handle to see if it opens. If it doesn't reach again and open it from the other rod. Pull up on it. Good luck

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How do you release the rear liftgate latch on a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. It is unlocked but pulling the handle will not release the latch that holds it closed. It is not frozen or rusted?


Unlock the doors with the power unlock button then you have to push in on the bottom part of the plastic bezel that surrounds the liftgate handle, while at the same time pulling the liftgate handle outwards. It should open then.

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How to remove interior panel from tailgate?


Remove the liftgate pull handle. Refer to Liftgate Inside Pull Handle Replacement .
DO NOT attempt to remove the liftgate trim panel if there is a failure of the electric latch. Refer to Opening the Liftgate Without Electrical Power .
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Liftgate Trim Finish Panel
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Liftgate Trim Finish Retainer Clips (Qty: 2)
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Liftgate Lower Trim Finish Panel
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Liftgate Trim Finish Retainer Clips (Qty: 14)
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97 liftgate and glass will not open


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The liftgate on my 2003 Ford Expedition will not open. It unlocks, the window opens perfectly, but when I pull on the handle it comes up normally, but the liftgate remains latched.


try removeing tailgate panel cover and check cables for free play if there is excess play the latch will not release first try to get behind latches and trip them off manualy the adjust yor cables dont close the gate when adjusting cables close latches by pressing them in there should be two clicks per lock then use handle to release them and keep adjusting till they function correctly it will be agrevating to adjust them but be pacatient and you will get it

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2001 Ford Escape Rear Hatch won't unlock


The liftgate consists of the following components:
  • liftgate door lock actuator
  • liftgate lock cylinder (if equipped)
  • liftgate window glass
  • liftgate window latch/ajar switch
  • liftgate window glass release handle
  • liftgate latch remote control which consists of the following component:
    • liftgate release handle
  • liftgate latch, which consist of the following component:
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Liftgate Latch Actuator Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the liftgate latch remote control. For additional information, refer to Liftgate Latch Remote Control in this section.
SECTION 501-14: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems 2001 Escape Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Liftgate Latch Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the liftgate trim panel.
  1. Disconnect the liftgate ajar switch electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the liftgate latch actuating rod.
    1. Open the clip.
    1. Disconnect the actuating rod.
  1. Remove and discard the liftgate latch bolts.
  1. Remove the liftgate latch.
  1. NOTE: Make sure the liftgate latch release rod is not preloading the latch. It should be clipped in a relaxed state with no slack.
    NOTE: Position the liftgate latch release rod by pushing outboard to remove the slack.
  1. Remove the screws and the liftgate latch actuator
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