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2002 Honda: I repair the tailgate lok mechanism..manually

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How do I repair the tailgate lok mechanism on my 2002 Honda Odyssey? The lock only opens manually from the rear with the key.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  1smartcarguy replied 3 years ago.

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more than likely the lock actuator has failed and will need replaced. give me a few minutes and i will get some more information on repairing this for you.

1smartcarguy :

im having some trouble finding good reference pictures for you, but it is fairly simple to do. you will need to remove the tailgate trim panel. it is held by 2 screws beneath the handle piece, and the rest are just clips. it will pop off with a little force.

1smartcarguy :

once you have the panel off you will see the actuator mechanism connected to your latch piece. simply disconnect 2 reod and the connector. remove the 3 large phillpis scrwes holding the latch in place and it will come out

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picture of the connector to the actuator.

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found better pic for you. and some more directions that should help

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  • Disconnect the handle cable (A), cylinder rod (B), lock rod (C) and tailgate latch switch connector (D), and detach the connector.

  • Remove the bolts, then pull the tailgate latch (E) out.

  • Disconnect the tailgate latch actuator connector (F), then remove the tailgate latch.

  • Install the latch in the reverse order of removal, and note these items
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    hope this helps. accepts greatly appreciated

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