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Lift gate

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by Thejkwest, May 24, 2020.

  1. Gary Waugh

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    Are you pressing the open button twice in quick succession? If you press the button once, it won’t do anything, you have to press it twice quickly for the tail gate to open. It’s a safety feature.
     
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    I have a 2017 XLT and my fob has a button to unlatch just the glass but you have to push it twice. That button has a symbol that looks like a car trunk with 2x.
     
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    That’s the button that opens the whole gate electrically on mine. The electric gate wasn’t standard on XLT’s but was part of a option package on mine. That’s interesting though it looks like I lost the window open option for the power gate option.
     
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  4. 07navi

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    Mine does both and the gate button looks almost the same but the window button has a smaller ^ looking angled line on it. You aren't missing much, I never use my window release button on the FOB.
     
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    I'd recommend popping your remote open and see if the little "prong" that makes contact between the LIFTGATE rubber button and the circuit board is effective. image below should give an idea.

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    If you frequently hit the panic button by accident, use an exacto knife to slightly shave the corresponding nub on the backside. Now panic will require a little more direct effort.

    They do make replacement rubber if the remote itself is good. Noticed they've replaced the liftgate icon with the words LIFT GATE and the icon that shows just the glass with the words REAR GLASS.

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    If the nub that makes contact between button and circuit board is good, replace the fob.
     
  6. Thejkwest

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    Sorry for late response. Yes it is a new battery in fob, but I will put another new one just in case the old one was bad.

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    So the fob is the issue in your opinion then?

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    Just get another spare one.
     
  9. ManUpOrShutUp

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    If all other means of opening work outside the fob, then yes.
     

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