2009 Dodge Lift gate won't open- Fixed!

10

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

10

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..?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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.

Your Answer

Journey

Looking for a Used Journey in your area?

CarGurus has 36,303 nationwide Journey listings starting at $2,995.

ZIP:

Dodge Journey Experts

  • #1
    TransAm77
    Reputation
    310
  • #2
    Matt Thibault
    Reputation
    300
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Durango
264 Great Deals out of 24,854 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Traverse
695 Great Deals out of 33,070 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,022 Great Deals out of 77,426 listings starting at $2,222
Used Ford Explorer
1,082 Great Deals out of 67,959 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Acadia
816 Great Deals out of 43,544 listings starting at $2,800
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
185 Great Deals out of 34,593 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Sorento
472 Great Deals out of 34,748 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Edge
904 Great Deals out of 54,239 listings starting at $3,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
888 Great Deals out of 71,569 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Pilot
604 Great Deals out of 36,918 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Escape
1,166 Great Deals out of 106,833 listings starting at $700
Used GMC Terrain
557 Great Deals out of 35,706 listings starting at $4,799
Used Dodge Charger
325 Great Deals out of 36,004 listings starting at $1,999
Used Nissan Pathfinder
473 Great Deals out of 23,311 listings starting at $2,495
Used Buick Enclave
465 Great Deals out of 25,209 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Dodge Journey R/T AWD For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 599 listings starting at $16,988
2015 Dodge Journey R/T AWD For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 248 listings starting at $12,500
2014 Dodge Journey R/T AWD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 79 listings starting at $12,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.