Turns out the system was back feeding because of a short.
At the plug for the rear hatch - the large black wire and two of the smaller black and brown wires had melted and were touching.
Cut out the plug, checked the wiring, lighting and motors in the hatch and everything was good.
Turns out the wiring goes through part of the frame, before entering the rubber protector going into the hatch. At this point pretty close to the connector, the wiring is not protected and may have shorted and caused some melting.
So I covered the metal and wiring with plastic loom and tape, and everything is working great. Attached a pic of the connector in question I cut out. Was fused together so you couldn't even separate the connectors.
Just an FYI for anybody looking, as there is like no info on this vehicle online.
Thanks you the tip though!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 12:40 AM