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Power lift gate doesn't open. tried replacing actuator,

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Power lift gate doesn't...

Power lift gate doesn't open. tried replacing actuator, didn't help tail lights blink when I hit the switch, but it doesn't make a sound or try to open at all

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection?

Will a bad bulb keep the lift gate from opening?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?

2008 pacifica touring

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Pacifica yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, replaced actuator, reset car (disconnected battery), checked fuses

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Nope, thats about all there is

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Chrysler
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have checked all connections. I have replaced the lock mechanism and the actuator. I have disconnected the battery and let it set for 5 min then reconnected. It worked without any issues perfectly, then didn't open for a couple days. Then did a couple times, then never did again. No sign of the motor wearing out or lack of power. Then just stopped. Only blinks the tail lights (just like it did when it worked), but doesn't beep the alarm or try to open. Not a single sound of any kind (no sound like its trying to open).
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Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** i will be assisting you today. The issue that you are having could possibly be an issue with the BCM. Also, the liftgate module may need to have the relearn procedure performed. This is all assuming that you have checked the fuse for the liftgate circuits?

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Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Above I have provided the electrical diagram along with the testing/probable cause sheet.

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Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

The power liftgate fuse is fuse #11 under the hood.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
would the safety preassure "switches" or "strips" going bad look like this too?
Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

You would still get the response from the latch. If you are not hearing anything, then the latch isn't actuating. Here, I am providing the operation information for the system.

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Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Pin number 30 for the BCM connector C2 is for the liftgate. You need to check this wire to be sure it is intact. Here, I am providing the connect views for the BCM.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
thank you, ***** ***** need to get a tester so I can try these. I will come back after I have tested the system.
Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Here is the relearn procedure that should be performed first. This procedure may cure your issue. If not, then you can proceed with the testing.

If you require more information on this issue and/or are not satisfied, let me know, please, and I will attempt to assist you further on this. I hope this information points you in the right direction. If you have any further questions or concerns on this issue, feel free to ask. If you are satisfied, and have found this information helpful, a positive rating would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A positive rating does not close the session. We will still be able to communicate and I will continue to assist you with this issue as needed.

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Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Also, a scan tool should be used to scan the system for codes.

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Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

If you need me, I'm here. Also, please, do not forget to rate the service, as it is necessary in order for experts to receive credit for answers provided. Thanks again.

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Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Just as a reminder, please do not forget to rate the service, as it is necessary in order for experts to receive credit for answers provided. Thanks again.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have ordered a scan tool and will try the solution when it arrives. Is there a particular type you recommend to perform the "re-learn" you have directed me to try?
Chrysler Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

A lesser expensive scan tool that is capable will suffice. As long as it is capable of the re-learn procedure and scanning the module, then you will be good to go. Scan tools are expensive either way. Check into 'Launch'. They will have a scan tool that is not as expensive.

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