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Author Topic: Rear hatch won't work  (Read 12832 times)
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JediSkipdogg
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« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2004, 10:42:43 AM »

If you used the same fob though, I would think the other fob wouldn't work at all.  Have you tried to reprogram them again?  Maybe something didn't work out right the first time.  
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nemesis21
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« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2004, 05:18:08 PM »

Whatever was wrong it works now. It may have been me. I could have only been using one key fob (since they look the same) to set/reset the Driver # upon entry. I now read Driver 1 and 2. I'll wait tell I have all 4 of my key fobs before I mess with it again.

Thanks for everyone's help. Hopefully this entire issue has been resolved.
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« Reply #47 on: October 17, 2004, 05:27:29 PM »

My lifgate had not been working.  Pontiac Service diagnosed as a faulty liftgate accuator; another diagnosed it as the BCM, but after we disconnected the battery (just the positive terminal) to install the electric w/airbags & lumbar leather seats that I bought from Oaztek3, I discovered a couple days later that my rear liftgate opens again.
   Wonder if this will be just a  temporary or a permanent (relatively speaking) fix?
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JediSkipdogg
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« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2004, 05:31:02 PM »

JAztek, disconnecting the power most likely reset it.  I know that that fixes alot of problems.  However, they are ALWAYS temporary fixes.  I work on computers alot and with computers many times just restarting them the problem goes away, however, the problem is still there and it's just a question of when it will happen again.  

I find it odd that they would diagnose it as two seperate problems.  I would just keep an eye on it and see if anything else happens.
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nemesis21
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« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2004, 11:13:14 AM »

If nothing else goes wrong, I would say it could just be the accuator for the rear hatch. However, if your entire electrical system starts going haywire then it's the BCM for sure. Jedi's completely right about it only being a temporary fix. Let us know how it all works out.

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« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2004, 05:10:38 PM »

If it's any consolation, the balky liftgate is also common to "second generation" Chrysler-built minivans. The gates worked perfectly well on my two "first gens",
but the second gen gate is much heavier while riding on cylinders of the same size
as ones used on first gens. And Chrysler tolerated this on a bread-and -butter vehicle, not a niche market one like Aztek. If a vehicle that accounts for about 1/2 your total sales isn't worth maybe $10 a unit in remedial engineering then what is?

I can live with my Aztek's sometimes-balky gate since ,for the last 8 years, I've tolerated worse with the Caravan's gate which only works well the first month or so following a cylinder replacement.

Aztek is overall has much better build quality than any minivan Chrysler has made since "gen one" went out of production in 1990. I haven't owned any '96 or newer Chryslers but have rented enough of them to know I like them less than the '91-through-'95s.
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rrnemitz
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« Reply #51 on: December 20, 2004, 09:04:34 AM »

Am I reading this correctly?  If I remove the BCM fuse for 10 seconds and replace it, my liftgate might work again the first time I press the button.  Currently, it requires at least three "presses" of either the FOB button or the dash button for it to release.  
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« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2004, 09:20:31 AM »

rrnemitz, from what your describing (it will work eventually), it sounds more like this topic:
Rear hatch doesn't work on first try

 
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JediSkipdogg
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« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2004, 09:38:40 AM »

In your case removing the fuse won't help at all.  Basically your liftgate is out of alignment and is not fully popping out of the locking mechanisms.  
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rrnemitz
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« Reply #54 on: December 21, 2004, 06:51:01 PM »

Thanks, Jedi and chameleon-Kat!

A couple of counter-clockwise turns of the rubber stoppers and some silicone spray on the gasket has it working just fine!  :cooldude:

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arkansas
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« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2005, 08:08:30 AM »

Ok I am going through this right now and the BCM fuse thing does work, but only temporarly, mine reset after you shut the engine off and then turn it back on!  I'm having to get my BCM replaced, but I had more problems than just the hatch!  If you lights and gauges start dancing, look for a new BCM, it's running me about $500!  Hope you have better luck than me!
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