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post #1 of 11 Old 01-14-2017, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing the liftgate lock actuator

Has anyone replaced one of these for a 99 WJ? There are plenty of Youtube videos for 98 and earlier. They are not the same mechanism though.
My question is, what actually needs to be replaced? The whole assembly that is mounted to the door metal itself (3x 10mm bolts) or the part that is affixed to that (2x torx bolts)? Does anyone have an OEM part# for the actuator itself?

If I manipulate the lever manually, it will lock and unlock the mechanism so I know all the other parts are working correctly, it is just the actuator I need to replace. Thanks all!

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-14-2017, 02:59 PM
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I am really not sure what you are asking. But this is the part I replaced when mine krapped out.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/5018479AB-Ne...5XOVKX&vxp=mtr


20 bucks on ebay. free shipping.
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I am really not sure what you are asking. But this is the part I replaced when mine krapped out.
Was there a picture? I don't see it. Thanks.
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Mine did the same thing, rock auto has them but I went to the salvage yard, found the cleanest 04 and took that one.

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Mine did the same thing, rock auto has them but I went to the salvage yard, found the cleanest 04 and took that one.
I checked RockAuto and they have the actuator listed for all 4 doors, but not the liftgate. Did some more checking and they list it as the "trunk lock actuator". Looks like the part #'s match up.

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post #7 of 11 Old 09-22-2017, 11:00 PM
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I think I need one of these too. My liftgate doesn't lock. It stays unlocked.
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post #8 of 11 Old 09-23-2017, 08:49 AM
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Pretty easy fix.Watch the video. Should get some new clips to replace the hatch panel. They are longer than the regular door panel clips.
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-24-2017, 10:33 PM
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No Tubing required, loosen 5 screws & pop off the panel. Replace that little black plastic actuator thing a ma bob with wires attached to it, 1 small torx screw. You can play with it before removing to see how it should work.
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Just be careful when you are removing the interior panel. Disconnect the de-ice wires first before you do anything else. Then use the right tool to pop off the retainers ( have a few on spare because they get brittle and break) and it's basically remove and replace. Just one plug. Did mine about a month ago. Good luck.
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I did not remove the panel completely, after removing the screws I opened it fully and left it hanging by the top fasteners and supported on the bottom with a piece of bailing wire so as to t it from falling free. There was plenty of room to work easily.
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