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How-to » Body & Interior » Exterior » How to Replace a Rear Lift Gate Locking Mechanism
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Rear Lift Gate Locking Mechanism

TOOLS
  • Trim Panel Removal Tool
STEPS
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This guide requires the following supplies:
  • Set of Sockets and Ratchet

Safety Tip:
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.

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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.
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Attempt to detach the window glass.
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Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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Remove the rear lift gate interior trim.
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Gain access to the rear lift gate lock mechanism.
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Disconnect the wiring harness from the lock mechanism.
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Remove the lock mechanism from the lift gate.
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Install a new lock mechanism in the lift gate.
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Reconnect the lock mechanism to the wiring harness.
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Reinstall the lift gate interior trim panel.
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Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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To verify this repair attempt to lock and unlock the vehicle using a remote or lock button.
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