Why is my grand caravan rear hatch dinging and beeping and trying to open and close continuously, even when it it is closed all the way?


Asked by Dec 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM about the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SXT Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The van is shut off with the key out, and the rear hatch dings and buzzes and tries to open and close continuously.  I open it manually at the back and cloe it tight, seems fine. Then after about 3 or 4 minutes, it starts up again.  This continues until the the battery is dead.  Help!

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It's a 2004, not a 2005.

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Did you ever fix the problem? I have the exact same problem

did anyone ever figure out how to fix this?

I had the same problem tonight ( the night before Easter 2018) I have an 05 caravan and the trunk kept popping and draining my battery. I'd go out and shut it, a few minutes later my dome lights were on again. I read that the latch is closed when voltage is applied and the latch opens when voltage is removed. So I started at the source, I i decided to clean my battery teminals (which had quite a little bit of corossion on them) as soon as I lossened the bolt on my ground terminal the trunk popped and the dome lights came on. I found the problem, I just cleaned the terminals and hooked the battery back up and the trunk stayed latched, and the dome light has yet to come back on. Hope this helps someone, I know it's not going to be the answer for everyone, but it worked for me.

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