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Cannot open my tailgate door. 2012, I opened the panel on

Customer Question

Cannot open my tailgate door.
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2012
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I opened the panel on the inside and I see the lock mechanism working but it still doesn't open.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 21 days ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

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  • Can I get the make and model? Do you know how to remove the tailgate trim so we can test the lock actuator?
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 16 days ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Do not call. Thanks email only
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 16 days ago.

I am still needing a response to )

  • Can I get the make and model? Do you know how to remove the tailgate trim so we can test the lock actuator?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Rogue 2012, how do you remove the trim?
Expert:  Chris(aka-Moose) replied 16 days ago.

You may not be able to get the trim fully off, but you need to get it out far enough to get inside the door to try and manually get the latch to open or to test electrically.

The purple wire needs to have power to open the latch. Once open we can then do more testing to find out why this is occurring.

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