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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 inside or outside? This has been the worst car ever. Thanks.

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  • mpape May 19, 2011

    Thanks. Before I proceed, I wanted to make sure that you were aware that the only window not working is the rear lift gate window. The others work fine. Does that change your recommendation at all. I think there are two switches for the lift gate - one on the dashboard and one via holding the key (all the way to the right or left) in the lift gate lock.



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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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  • mpape May 19, 2011

    Any idea what to do if the power window is not working. The dealership suggested that I needed a new window motor and module. I tried popping it with a hammer, but it did not work. Any suggestions? Thank you very much.

  • Randy Ohler May 19, 2011

    If all the windows are not working I would suspect the module. If it only one, drivers, I would go for the easiest first. The switch. Then work my way to the motor. the switches will also pop off from the bottom / back side. you can use a test light or volt meter to check it. You will need a wiring schematic from this point out. Make sure you got power in and power out, going up and down. if you have this then you have to go to the motor. check for power there. it will be on both wires at separate times, ie up and down. Let me know Randy

  • Randy Ohler May 19, 2011

    Go ahead and remove the panel, if you haven't already and see if it has it's own module. First what I would do is disconnect the plugs and plug them in to see if there is a bad connection. Then check for power to the unit/s. Check for power at the motor first then work your way back, of couse you will have to push the button and/or turn the key for power to the motor. then check at the module if it has one there in the hatch. If not then it will probably be in the drivers door. There are screws to remove from it, some are hidden behind plastic buttons, then it will pop off or pull up on the panel and it will come off. pull up first. Of course we know there is power there because the other windows work. One place to check if you have no power to the lft gate window is where the wires pass threw the body to the lift gate. they have a bad habit of breaking there. Also check the button in the dash for power if it not to difficult to get to. And again the bezels in the dash just pop off unless you see an obvious screw. THe voltage you are checking for is 12 volts, so a test light will work, or a volt meter. Just a note , when you check the motor plug it has 2 wires, depending on which way the motor is turning either wire can be hot as the other is ground. These 2 wires switch back and forth on there power. ie.. dc motor. Let me know Randy


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