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I have a 2004 GMC Envoy XUV with tailgate problems. Neither latch on the left-side is latching. My rear window would not go out, Tonight I was able to get the window to go up once using the key - then using the key would no longer work. I can now open & close rear window by using the interior control, providing that if I put pressure on tailgate to keep it closed. But it still does not latch. The two controls on the exterior of the tailgate (black bars under the trim) do not activate when I apply pressure. I've cleaned all the latches, etc, but still won't latch. Owners troubleshooting the problem indicate that there could be corrosion, or the solenoid needs replacing. How can I tell what parts I need to purchase? Can I troubleshoot this myself, or does it need to be diagnosed via computer?

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I do not have the XUV model but I know that my Envoy has an electronic sounding latch lock when I close my tailgate. I would check the fuses and electrical connections. I hope that this helps.

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spray the latch with deep creep or some kind of lubricant and gently try to close it a few times, it should loosen it up and fix it.

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Two things happen. One the latch is already latched and therefore it's closed before the gate shut, When you try to close it you might notice that the door don't close all the way. This doe'snt have to be thwe case. the other thing that happens if the lock mechanism is working, You here it click? The latch is stuck as the opener is stuck. You might get lucky and spray the latch with Blaster or other rust buster type penatrant. Theres angles though the opening of the latch . Spray on several angles and repleatly close the door trying to vibrate the Penatrant into the stuck area. Looking at the latch use a screw driver to move the latch and see if you can cycle it though it's positions to see if you can latch and unlatch it with the tool and reopen by pullung the handle ( you may need to try ther inside handle too and even the remote openner if you have one. Ussaaaly you need to push the button twice to open the rear hatch so it may take a few trys and spraying to get it to come loose.. Some vehicals stay closed a long time and stuck is the way to think.. But if the door is used often the linkage inside the door mayh have come off the the latch is closed and the linkage doesn't open the laTCH AND THE THING MANAGED TO GET CLOSED WITHT THE DOOR OPEN.

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