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Laceyrww3 07-18-2013 08:58 AM

Help with rear hatch
 
So, I had a problem with my getting my hatch door open. I read a few of the other threads and this solution worked to open the door: I have to hit unlock on the door a few times in a row and it frees up the hatch, then I have to push on the hatch while I pull the handle to open it. It takes a few times and I look stupid while I do it. My question is there a way to fix the door so it works normal. I'm not really sure why I have to do this dance every time I need to open the door... Do I need to buy a new something or WD-40 something else? Help please.

OCDComputing 07-18-2013 09:33 AM

I'm also curious about this as I have the same sort of problem. For me though, if I press on the plastic piece around the handle and then pull the handle it opens. Very annoying!

lolo415 07-18-2013 09:40 AM

over a period of time those pieces wear out i took mine apart and put some little washers in and got a nice tight fit opens like a charm now

dnuccio 07-18-2013 10:06 AM

you could maybe adjust the striker out a little bit, but that might cause the door to rattle

OCDComputing 07-18-2013 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lolo415 (Post 15691076)
over a period of time those pieces wear out i took mine apart and put some little washers in and got a nice tight fit opens like a charm now

Little washers where exactly? There seems to be a few adjustable areas. I've got the back cover off right now because the rear wiper has decided to crap the bed.

Cheers,
Cameron

moldeck 07-18-2013 09:11 PM

There are rubber stoppers on each side. try screwing them in some so there is not as much tension on the lock itself. I just ran mine out some because the door was rattling over bumps in the road. Its a 13mm wrench.


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