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Rear hatch door won't release, 2005 exterra, the hatch is

Customer Question

rear hatch door won't release
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2005 exterra
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: the hatch is locked. So far I have just played with fast clicking, but it won't release.
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: It's coming from the lock in the rear hatch. It seems to be trying to release, but can't
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: This problem has been occurring for several weeks, but I have managed thru obstinacy to get it to release, but whatever the problem is obstinacy is no longer working. the hatch closed locked. No way to get the panel off from the inside.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

How handy are you? You will need to remove the trim panel on the hatch from the inside to access the latch to manually release the rear hatch door.

Let me know.