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I have a 2005 yukon xl...the rear tailgate won't unlock with fob or inside electical lock button. I cannot find an inside release lock or door handle to try to open the door. There is not a key hole to unlock door on the outside either. My rear area is unusable until I can figure out what is going on

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Climb in the back with some flat blade screwdrivers and pry off the trim pad, some times you will find some "star"screws holding a handle or trim. Look for a metal rod going down to the catch mechanism and give it a tug and the gate should release, as to why it wont unlock, you could email me a photo when it is open (or before if you are having trouble. (citroenchris(at)mac(dot)com) sorry about the anti spam code there!

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