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so im getting a liftgate open alert on my evic. but there is no open rear window or liftgate. how do i clear this up? there is no code on the trinity just an alert that says liftgate open. and my lights are on as if the liftgate was really open? anyone??
 

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Chances are your switch is burned out. You're probably still under warranty so have them do it... but if you felt like just getting the switch from them, it will take you 10 minutes a screw gun and a wrench to fix it yourself.

Dis-assembly -

- These 2 holes have the long screws


Use the 13mm to remove the nuts holding the switch assembly in place.
- Here you see the bolts w/o the nutts


- The screw gun (long screws suck by hand) and the nutts.


- This plug needs to be undone to remove the assembly. I believe this is for the release mechanism and not the "liftgate open" sensor.


- This is about where I pulled it out to to do some analysis


- This is the switch itself with the plug attached. I checked the connections and stuff, but there was no action.


I tried cleaning the switch, drying it, lubricating it, etc... but it got wet and therefore burned out. My truck was under warranty but I didn't want to go without my beast for 1 day, so I tried fixing it myself. They ended up scratching my plastics when they repaired it, something I was trying to avoid, but it was a free repair.

Forgive me if anything is wrong here, I did this about a year ago and hung onto the pics until the time was right... lol

Good Luck!
 

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My jeep did that not long after I bought it. Check the catch that the door latches to. On mine I think I just tapped it with a hammer a little towards the back seat. No prob since.
 
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I just unplugged mine. I forgot about it untill i saw this thread.
 

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Chances are your switch is burned out. You're probably still under warranty so have them do it... but if you felt like just getting the switch from them, it will take you 10 minutes a screw gun and a wrench to fix it yourself.

Dis-assembly -

- These 2 holes have the long screws


Use the 13mm to remove the nuts holding the switch assembly in place.
- Here you see the bolts w/o the nutts


- The screw gun (long screws suck by hand) and the nutts.


- This plug needs to be undone to remove the assembly. I believe this is for the release mechanism and not the "liftgate open" sensor.


- This is about where I pulled it out to to do some analysis


- This is the switch itself with the plug attached. I checked the connections and stuff, but there was no action.


I tried cleaning the switch, drying it, lubricating it, etc... but it got wet and therefore burned out. My truck was under warranty but I didn't want to go without my beast for 1 day, so I tried fixing it myself. They ended up scratching my plastics when they repaired it, something I was trying to avoid, but it was a free repair.

Forgive me if anything is wrong here, I did this about a year ago and hung onto the pics until the time was right... lol

Good Luck!
Thanks for your post! Chad asked me to put it in our How To section and I've just done that by copying it there - http://www.cherokeesrt8.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59314.

Bernie
 

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ok guys figured it out. i washed my truck last night so the switch must have gotten some moisture in it. i started her up this am and all was fine. guess just needed to dry up a lil.. thnak you guys for all the help and input
 
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