Help swing gate latch
Having a problem with my 02 jeep liberty. i can't get the swing gate to open. The window pops fine. So I took the panel of the back tried everything to open the swing gate no luck. Someone told me it's the latch so how will I get the latch off if i cant open the door?
I have the panel off
I have the gate panel off still cant get the latch to open. Its like its locked or something. If the only way to remove the latch is to have the gate open. what will I have to do to get it open if the latch is broke and wont open the door?
Originally Posted by jamienfld View Post
I know this is a very vague description so I apologize. However, i had the same problem. The locking motor, and lock are part of the same black box. U you need to take of the rear panel, theres a little plstic tab, that will move up or down.. very easily if you just push it with ONE FINGER. try taking a closer look, even if the motor is dead.. you can move the tab.
The Necessary Evil
it is on the right side of item #2 in your picture. If i remeber correctly it may have been white, but im not sure. It had like a rocker action to it. I remember just applying a little pressure to it.. and it caused the lock to unlock pretty easily. i thnk I may still have my dead unit at home, ill see if I can find it to give you a better description. Literally, just feel around on the right side, a little below the arm where the rod connects to. push up or down.. and youl something like a plastic piece that will move in one direction, or the other. When you get it right, it will cause the lock on the left of item to, to release the door.
actually, you might also want to try disconnecting #3 from the motor, then try to pull up on the swing gate handle on the door. I think this worked for me.. although for the life of me, i couldnt figure out why! With no power, the lock would unlock.. manually. Try that.
Ok thx for the help I will look tomorrow. Some guy at used auto place said i am going to damage the door trying to open the gate if latch is stuck locked. I figured he was off his head. Ok if you find your old one let me know polivo thx again
trust me dude.. very easy to open, your not going to damage anything. Mine wasnt working for two weeks. So every day, I had to pop the rear window. reach in with one hand, flick that tab.. to manually open the door. Its just a plastic black box with a motor in it. Its shot, and needs to be replaced.
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