Is the tailgate lock actuator of a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited in the gate and how do you replace it?
mine is out right now i know how to get it out just having
problems finding a new one aftermarket it is located inside the
rear hatch panel there is 6 screws you take out and then then
unhook the 2 wires for the rear window defrost and then the panel
just pops off the lock motor is the really big one in the middle of
the door it has a manual another easy way to identify it is it has
a manual lock lever on the driver side of the actuator... as far as
removal make sure you have the new one handy and take out the old
and replace the same way hope that helped some Grinding noise
inside the liftgate when using the locks. Either won't lock or
un-lock (Mine won't lock. Broken drive gear, broken axel on switch
gear. Bad design.) Removing the trim: - 5 screws, 2 defroster
connectors. Grab the handle at the bottom and pull to remove the 10
trim fasteners. You will break a few of the yellow fasteners, maybe
the green. The trim panel is pretty tough, pull forcefully, but
carefully... Last are the top 4 white fasteners. Pull back the
rubber waterproofing panel halfway, carefully (if you are clean, it
may re-stick OK, otherwise, use adhesive when reapplying). One torx
screw to remove the actuator. Locate a new actuator and enough new
clips to replace the ones you broke. Reinstall actuator. Start trim
at the bottom yellow clips and work your way up.
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