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Dan, ASE Certified Technician
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My 2011 liberty keeps telling me my gate is open when its

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my 2011 liberty keeps telling me my gate is open when its not
JA: Are you fixing your Liberty yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i would like to fix it myself im not sure where to start. i unhooked the battery over night so it would drain the battery and this morning when i hooked it back up.... same problem
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: we had alot of rain yesterday. i dont know if that could be a contributer.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: while driving the indecator light would come and go seemingly for no reason
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

You need to replace the latch in the gate.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.


Fig 1: Liftgate Trim Panel

Courtesy of CHRYSLER LLCView Full-Screen

  1. Remove two bolts (2) from the lower trim panel (3).
  2. Using a trim stick (special tool #C-4755, Trim Stick) or equivalent, release the fasteners at all of the locations around the trim panel (3).
  3. Lift the trim panel (3) from the lift gate (1).
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.
  1. Fig 4: Lift Gate LatchCourtesy of CHRYSLER LLCView Full-Screen
  2. Remove the three bolts (4) from the lift gate latch (3).
  3. Disconnect the electrical connectors (5).
  4. Disconnect the cable (2) from the latch (3).
  5. Remove the lift gate latch (3) from the lift gate (1).
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

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