2009 Dodge Lift gate won't open- Fixed!

Asked by Apr 06, 2017 at 06:55 PM about the 2009 Dodge Journey R/T AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My lift gate would not open. I searched the web including
YouTube for answers ... NONE were found!  I read the
manual couldn't find the answer ... Liftgate would lock
and unlock but would not open.... I figured  out that inside
this little box is a white plastic thingy ....  I stuck a
screwdriver into it.... turned it  .... I heard it click ...  tried to
open the liftgate and it opened ....   I opened and closed it
a few more times and it worked perfectly !!! Yay!

5 Answers

Here is were the little box is located-

It worked!! Thanks

10

Which way to turn it...Don't want to break that plastic tab..?

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Ok so I don't mean to be dumb, but what do I do? My hatch won't open either and I have a 2009 Dodge Journey. So I see from the picture above that you find a little box that looks to be on the back seat. What do you do once you locate the box?

The access panel in on the rear hatch itself, not the back seat. You need to crawl through the back seat to reach it. Pop open the cover with a screwdriver and locate the large white Phillips head inside (refer to the great photo above). Be careful as there is a smaller black Phillips head right below the white one. Turn the white one about a quarter turn until you hear the hatch unlock. It doesn't take much to turn it. I believe clockwise unlocks the hatch and ccw will lock it.

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