I went use the rear hatch and it won't open again!!
I left the back panel off and tried to tug on the wire to release the lock, but it's stuck. Tried to press the buttons for the remote to unlock the rear hatch and no luck as well. Any idea of what is happening with this thing? The microswitch seems to be working.
Leave the door panel off and close the rear hatch. Then bring yourself a flashlight and keyfob to try and lock the doors while you sit in the rear of the van. I'm thinking you have the cable installed incorrectly. Maybe you disconnected the wire before you unlocked/locked the door and the actuator is the wrong position?I am playing with my latch now. Something wrong in the latch itself. My handle was broken. Removed and replaced the handle. It worked fine until I cycled the door locks. Came on here and looking for answers to that issue.
Well, here it is 1 year and 4 1/2 months later and I installed yet another new liftgate handle today (see attached pics). The first pic shows the one I Installed in post #24 on top and the one I put in today on the bottom.I live near the ocean and could tell that left the way the new handle arrived, I'd be lucky if it worked for a year.
Mine broke too!
Anyway, I couldn't quite follow what you were saying here. There is an all-metal replacement handle for the hatchback handle? Why on Earth wouldn't the guy on eBay ship it to you?
Also, you mention the "Dorman" model--is that the one you tried to buy on eBay? And then you were eventually able to buy it through partspros?
==========================Update metal handles for tail are now like 13 USA dollars avail from many not just doorman..