Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.
How to Replace a Rear Lift Gate Locking Mechanism
This guide requires the following supplies:
- Set of Sockets and Ratchet
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.
Attempt to unlock the lift gate with a remote, or the driver's door switch. If the lift gate unlocks, then there is power supplied to the assembly.
Attempt to detach the window glass.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the rear lift gate interior trim.
Gain access to the rear lift gate lock mechanism.
Disconnect the wiring harness from the lock mechanism.
Remove the lock mechanism from the lift gate.
Install a new lock mechanism in the lift gate.
Reconnect the lock mechanism to the wiring harness.
Reinstall the lift gate interior trim panel.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.
To verify this repair attempt to lock and unlock the vehicle using a remote or lock button.
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