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I think it is a relay switch but I'm not sure
So you replaced the vehicle battery or the one in the key fob
The vehicle battery
everything else on the key fob works
I see ok this would have me to believe there is a problem with the lift-gate actuator
how do I fix that?
I am trying to get some images
Does it unlock the backdoor when commanded
The backdoor of the cabin? yes, all other doors work.
If you try it inside this is overriding the command and the automatic still works
no, niether the key fob, button on the liftgate, or the button in the car by the stearing wheel unlocks the liftgate, the only way to open it is the manual switch inside the door of the liftgate
The motor could be the problem than, lets try resetting it to see if it starts working again
Disconnect the battery for 5 minutes both of the cables and before reconnecting them briefly touch them together
This resets the system
ok, i will try that
Let me know I will be here
it now unlock, so i can get into it, but it does not automatically raise or close. But i am happy just to get into the back
Yeah this is odd can be the motor itself
This goes through a few items what needs to be done is pulled down and tested if its getting the power and ground signals when you try than the motor is the problem
The motor of the liftgate?
How much does that cost to replace?
863 bucks new from the dealer
If you get a used good one from a salvage yard or www.car-parts.com normally about 200
ok, at least i can get into the back. I can save up for a replacement. Are they difficult to replace?
Its pretty decent sized job
But its a few hours of labor
Now its not for sure here
can easily be a problem with a bad connecton
thats why you have to check the powers and grounds before you will know
How do I check the connections?
You have to gain access to the connector at the motor
The shop can actually check the signals from the scan tool but they will also have to pull this in order to verify the signal is getting to the connector
so, it maybe just a bad connection or at worst the motor needs to be replaced?
ok, thank you
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