My 1998 Cherokee rear door latch is closed but when you pull the handle it does not release

Asked by Feb 09, 2014 at 07:19 AM about the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Before this happened the light indicating the door was open even though it was closed.
How do I get the door open and replace the door handle?

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Push in on hatch and pull hard on handle. Once hatch opens, you need to remove hatch panel and adjust rod that goes from handle to latch. Is the power lock working inside hatch?

7,565

If all else fails, You have to climb in and remove trim panel and reach in and unlatch door. Kind of a pain. I thinking you remove screws and have to reach down in and unlatch....Scratched arm coming up......

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