Last post on Nov 09, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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#1 of 3 Can't open liftgate lock on 2004 Explorer
Nov 07, 2010 (5:14 pm)
The backdoor liftgate lock on my 2004 Explorer will not disengage when I squeeze the handle.
I can hear the solenoid click , but the door remains locked and will not move.
The door is stuck in the closed position, so I can't remove large items that I have in the rear of the vehicle.
How can I get the door open, and what can I do to fix it and prevent this from recurring?
#2 of 3 Fixed, I think
Nov 09, 2010 (7:02 am)
Found and exercised switch on back of door. Got door to lift and then lubricated lock mechanism. So far so good.
#3 of 3 Re: Fixed, I think [jadahada]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 09, 2010 (8:43 am)
Hm, dirty contacts in the switch somewhere you think? If it flares up again you may want to try some electrical contact cleaner.