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2005 chevrolet equinox with rear hatch not unlocking and will not open

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  • Snoopygirl Sep 21, 2008

    I'm having the same trouble with the hatch not unlocking. I've tried to use the remote but no luck. Unfortunately there's not a key hole in the back to try to unlock. Any suggestions?

  • LeoM Mar 12, 2009

    I am having the same problem. No way to open the rear door. It appears the lock will not respond to the un lock buttons. Looks like another trip to the dealer ship and another couple of hunderd dollars.

  • Bill987 Mar 16, 2009

    Same problem. Does anyone have a solution. I find no mention of an emergency hatch release in the owners manual. Have searched the spare tire compartment to no avail. HELP!

  • robert brady Feb 08, 2013

    there is no plug hole in the panal behind the hatch door,some how you need to pull off the panal trim to see the problem.I'm having the same problem as we speak.I'm very P.O'd I going on vacation in a week.

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Ive got a 07 equinox and the rear hatch wont open as of yesterday. on the inside of the hatch there is an access plug you can pop off and inside you'll see a metal switch with a hole in it. if you push it away from yourself, it will unlatch it. i dont know why the hatch wont open as ive checked the fuse and its ok.

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