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post #1 of 3 Old 11-24-2015, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Tailgate won't open

Hi all. First time poster and JK newbie needs help. In my new (2 month) old JK, my tailgate has suddenly decided to not unlock anymore. Unlocking from the key remote, the sound it makes seems normal (there is movement and sound inside the gate from the locking mechanism). I can also turn the lock with the key to lock and unlock it. But depressing the thumb button does nothing and acts like all the other doors when they're locked. I know my dealer will help me with this, but they're not so close and I'd rather fix it myself if there's an easy solution. Any clue?
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-25-2015, 04:43 AM
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Try popping the inside plastic trim over the latch, you may be able to reach in with needle nose pliers and pull the connecting rod to open. Then you can look inside for anything that isn't properly connected.
There is a thread on this site somewhere about it, but the pics are gone. User name Jimbox or jumbo or something has a couple pics on (?) Wranglerforum.com or maybe jeepforum.com.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-25-2015, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by coilrod View Post
User name Jimbox on jeepforum.com.

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